On March 3, 2014, the second headquarters factory building of HUBLOT officially broke ground! Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot’s Board of Directors and President of LVMH Group’s Watch Division, and Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe, Hublot’s Global CEO Groundbreaking for the new factory. The area of the new factory will be more than twice that of the original Nyon headquarters factory, which will further meet Hublot’s continuous development and the brand’s pursuit of vertical development.
The new factory building adjacent to the first phase of the headquarters plant will be mainly dedicated to the production of parts and watch cases for Hublot’s self-produced movements. This means that when the plant is completed in August 2015, the micro-machining workshop, all CNC machine tools, as well as the machining, electroplating, machinery and cleaning workshops will be adjusted here. Also adjusted to the second phase of the plant will also include Hublot after-sales service and some administrative departments.
At the same time, the existing factory space in the first phase will be reallocated-the first floor of the factory will be used for the expansion of the innovation and research and development departments, making it more focused on the exploration of new materials and highly complex movements. Under this development plan, the ASF parts assembly, T1 movement assembly and T2 / T3 dial and watch assembly departments of the headquarters factory and the complex function movement workshop will also be optimized and expanded in time.
The production unit and assembly unit of Hublot carbon fiber parts and case from Gland in Switzerland will be merged into Nyon headquarters. Hublot will spend CHF 20 million for the expansion and invites Coretra Construction to complete the 8,000-square-meter construction project. By then, Hublot will add 100 positions, and Hublot will have more than 400 employees at its headquarters.