CAPRICE expands in Myanmar

The German shoe manufacturer CAPRICE is strengthening its commitment in Southeast Asia by investing in a state-of-the-art factory site. Jürgen Cölsch (Managing Partner of CAPRICE) and Adam Yang (owner of Mountain Top Global Ltd.) this month during the opening of the new shoe factory in Myanmar, where over 2.000 women and men will work in the future.

After CAPRICE has steadily increased the share of Myanmar-made shoes in its total yearly production to almost one million pairs, the next milestone follows. Today a new state-of-the-art shoe factory was taken into operation in the northwest of the industrial metropolis of Yangon together with the Taiwanese partner Mountain Top Global Ltd.

Over the next few years, more than 2.000 women and men will produce up to 150.000 pairs of shoes per month. “Due to increasing sales figures and continuing relocations from other production countries, we plan to gradually raise the production volume in Myanmar by 2024 to two million pairs of high-quality leather shoes every year,” says
Jürgen Cölsch, Managing Partner of CAPRICE.

“It is particularly important for CAPRICE and our partners in the respective production locations that we always follow European standards when planning new production facilities. With our daylight-flooded production halls in Myanmar, which meet the highest safety requirements, we offer highly attractive working conditions in the emerging developing country. With the voluntary establishment of an employee representation we make a further contribution to the local socio-economic development, “said Cölsch.

The newly created 14.500-sqm factory halls were equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and production facilities. Besides an administration building, a canteen kitchen, an infirmary, several recreation rooms and living quarters for employees were also built on the factory premises. In addition to the self-sufficient power supply, a water treatment plant was put into operation, which provides urgently needed drinking water in the developing country. Employees can also use the provided purified water for their domestic use.

CAPRICE shoe technicians train the newly hired factory workers on-site and in live video conferences from Germany to Myanmar. CAPRICE participates financially and organizationally in the $ 6 million project, which had a construction period of two years.

The CAPRICE Schuhproduktion GmbH & Co. KG based in Pirmasens, Germany is amongst the most successful women shoe manufacturers in Europe within the comfort segment. CAPRICE produces annually worldwide approximately 3.5 million pairs of high-quality leather shoes and achieved a turnover of more than € 100 million in the past financial year.

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Jürgen Cölsch (Managing Partner of CAPRICE) and Adam Yang (owner of Mountain Top Global Ltd.)
today during the opening of the new shoe factory in Myanmar, where over 2.000 women and men
will work in the future.