Global consumer demand drives the need for 3rd EU facility
Spreadshirt, the leading global ecommerce company, cuts the ribbon today for their newest EU production facility in Krupka near Ústí nad Labem located in the Czech Republic. This marks another notable milestone in the company’s global expansion and moves them closer toward their ultimate goal—to become a billion dollar business for publishing ideas on everything they offer in less than 60 seconds.
“Spreadshirt projects high levels of growth for 2016 so we are adding production capacity in Europe to meet and exceed the expectations of our global sellers and customers,” said CEO Philip Rooke. “We are extremely well positioned to meet the demands of international markets with complex currency, language, shipping, and supply chain demands. Our proactive approach makes us the best in class international e-commerce platform for designing apparel and accessories and getting merchandise to global consumers fast in 20 different markets.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 11:00 AM CEST and includes Spreadshirt CEO and Managing Director Philip Rooke, CFO and Board member Tobias Schaugg, and COO Jürgen Gauger, along with the Mayors of Teplice and Krupka.
Spreadshirt Czech Republic details:
- Current capacity of 2,500 products per day with an expected capacity of 5,000 products per day by mid 2016
- Includes flock, flex, digital direct printing and thermal digital printing techniques
- Current 700 SKU product ability with full product range capability expected by end of 2016
“The planning and ramp up process began in May of this year,” said COO Jürgen Gauger. “This site was selected for close proximity to the Dresden DHL hub and Spreadshirt´s Leipzig headquarters. We decided upon the Czech Republic location since bringing the manufacturing facility online allows for greater flexibility and resilience in managing risks like extremely hot weather, interruptions in power cycles, and extra coverage for various country holiday schedules.”
The debut of the Czech Republic facility ensures that peak holiday demands for Europe will be efficiently managed near the busy EU market. The new plant allows all other Spreadshirt production facilities to serve their own regional markets by delivering high quality products to enthusiastic global online shoppers in a fast, simple, and reliable manner from any device. Spreadshirt is unsurpassed and sets the pace for print on demand apparel and accessories in all global markets.