Marchon Eyewear Inc., has announced the new location of their international headquarters. A lease has been signed for 61,000 square feet of space at 201 Old Country Road in Melville, N.Y. This represents the culmination of a year long effort to identify a site that will represent Marchon to its employees, its global customer base and its myriad stakeholders.
“Marchon’s continuous growth in recent years and its strategy for significant expansion in the next decade, both domestic and international, made it clear that additional space was essential to meet the challenges ahead,” said Claudio Gottardi, Marchon President and CEO Marchon International.
“Marchon’s corporate identity is strongly tied to Long Island. It has been Marchon’s home since 1983 and is the home of our employees. Marchon’s new headquarters is just outside of New York City, one of the centers of fashion and of the global eyewear industry. Staying in central Long Island area was an important factor from the very beginning,” continued Gottardi.
35 Hub Drive will continue to represent one of the most significant operational facilities in Marchon’s corporate structure. Personnel essential to running a superior customer service department and highly effective distribution center will remain at the original headquarters.
In addition to the new Long Island headquarters, Marchon has also expanded the New York City showroom and design studio located at 8 W. 40th St. In addition to the existing showroom on the 21st floor penthouse and the design studio on the 15th floor, the 16th floor has been acquired to accommodate the design and product development teams.
The opening of 201 Old Country Road as Marchon’s new international headquarters is targeted for early second quarter of 2011; and the 16th floor design studio is planned to open during the same time.