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At ECCO we embrace Scandinavian design where quality and craftsmanship are key to the design and development process.
At ECCO we embrace Scandinavian design where quality and craftsmanship are key to the design and development process.
In 2005 ECCO established production in Xiamen, China. ECCO is the only major shoe manufacturer in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process
In 2005 ECCO established production in Xiamen, China. ECCO is the only major shoe manufacturer in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process
“Throughout our history of 50 years with shoes, we have never lost sight of functionality, quality, craftsmanship or innovation." said chief operating officer, Michael Hauge Sørensen
“Throughout our history of 50 years with shoes, we have never lost sight of functionality, quality, craftsmanship or innovation." said chief operating officer, Michael Hauge Sørensen
ECCO was founded in 1963 and more than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes have since then left their mark around the world
ECCO was founded in 1963 and more than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes have since then left their mark around the world
We are shoemakers at heart and want to bring our passion for quality and craftsmanship to consumers in 90 countries around the world
We are shoemakers at heart and want to bring our passion for quality and craftsmanship to consumers in 90 countries around the world

WORLD’S SECOND LARGEST SHOE MANUFACTURER, ECCO, CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF PASSIONATE SHOEMAKING

Footwear Brand Shines the Spotlight on its 20,000 Worldwide Employees Dedicated to Five Decades of Putting the Most Comfortable Shoes on Consumers’ Feet

Londonderry, N.H. (April 8, 2013) /PRNewswire/ — Danish footwear brand, ECCO, kicks off its month-long celebration of 50 years of passionate shoemaking. With U.S. headquarters in Londonderry, NH, the brand is known for delivering comfortable footwear anchored in style, simplicity, functionality, quality and craftsmanship – a true testament to its Scandinavian heritage. Throughout the month of April, U.S. customers will enjoy special in-store displays, a Facebook sweepstakes starting today, and historical storytelling through the brand’s Tumblr blog.

Founded in 1963, ECCO has produced more than 350 million pairs of shoes globally. Each pair of ECCO shoes is touched by 210 pairs of hands before they reach the consumer – a unique value proposition of the brand that is one of the only vertically integrated footwear brands in the world. Through owning and managing every step of the shoemaking process — from tanneries to stores — ECCO can thoroughly provide quality assurance and control of its products.

“We are shoemakers at heart and with over 4,000 branded sales locations in more than 90 countries we are, of course, also a large retailer,” said chief operating officer, Michael Hauge Sørensen. “This is a business model that provides ECCO with two strong platforms in our quest to become the best shoe company in the world. While never compromising on quality shoemaking, we increasingly turn our attention to consumer demands and needs.”

As the world’s second largest lifestyle footwear manufacturer, ECCO is staying ahead of the competition by turning to its Scandinavian heritage for innovative design and modernization of its collections. Strong product performance and consumer demand has led the brand to its second-consecutive record-breaking year.

“We see the changes around us every day and recognize that ECCO has inherited an obligation to stay competitive and innovative,” said Sørensen. “2012 became an exceptionally good year for ECCO, secured by an extraordinary effort by the entire global team along with solid market performance by many successful products.”

For more information on ECCO and to celebrate in 50 years of passionate shoemaking, visit: http://passion.ecco.com and www.facebook.com/eccousa.

ECCO HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS

About ECCO
ECCO, a world leading brand of shoes combining fashion and comfort, has built its success on uncompromising quality and innovative technology. ECCO is the only major shoe manufacturer in the world to own and manage every step in the shoemaking process. ECCO employees are the life force behind the products: designing, developing, producing, selling and taking responsibility for every last detail of the brand experience. ECCO is expanding at a fast pace, and today products can be found in almost 4,000 branded sales locations worldwide. However, ECCO’s aim has never been to be the biggest – but always to be the best. ECCO USA is based in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For more information: visit www.eccousa.com, 800.886.3226.