Our shoe factory in Ayutthaya, just north of Bangkok, was established in 1993. Thailand was chosen due to its significant support industries and the high level of shoe industry craftsmanship.
In October 2011, severe flooding hit Thailand and ECCO’s factory. One third of ECCO’s total production for the Spring/Summer 2012 season had to be reallocated from Thailand to other ECCO production units and external suppliers.
Production in Ayutthaya was restarted already in March 2012, and by May 2012, ECCO was producing more than half its normal output in Thailand. In a remarkable effort throughout 2012, ECCO production staff from Ayutthaya travelled four hours by bus every day to operate a temporary factory.
During 2013, the factory was completely modernised and refurbished to support a high-quality, efficient production set-up.