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Zegna to Build New Footwear and Leather Goods Production Facility

The Facility in Sala Baganza, Italy is Scheduled for a December 2026 Completion

As part of its strategy to bolster its manufacturing capabilities and supply chain, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group unveils plans for a new state-of-the-art luxury footwear and leather goods production facility in Sala Baganza, near Parma.

Scheduled for completion by December 2026, the plant is poised to become fully operational by 2027, envisaging employment opportunities for over 300 individuals.

Gildo Zegna, the chairman and chief executive officer of the group, emphasized the significance of luxury footwear and leather goods in Italian manufacturing. He stated, “While we are creating a true center of excellence focused on these important aspects of the Italian luxury industry by opening this new facility, the center will be more than just a production facility.” Zegna highlighted its role as a training ground for nurturing a new generation of artisans, thereby preserving the invaluable skills integral to the essence of Made in Italy. He further added, “Parma is the ideal location for this project, building on the region’s long history of craftsmanship and expanding our presence there.”

The facility’s objectives extend beyond production, aiming to support the expansion of Zegna’s acclaimed Triple Stitch sneaker line while enhancing the group’s customization capabilities as a hub for research and development.

Following approval from local authorities, the 135,000-square-foot facility will be erected on a 10-hectare expanse of land in the northern Emilian Apennines, situated approximately six miles from Parma’s city center. Designed by Milan-based architecture and interior design studio ACPV Architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the facility will integrate seamlessly into the natural landscape, featuring expansive indoor and outdoor multifunctional spaces.