Designed in partnership with New York-based architect and long-time collaborator of The Estée Lauder Companies, Richard Dattner, the three story, 20,000-plus square meter facility features the latest in automated supply chain mechanics and will be ELC’s third wholly owned and operated distribution center in Switzerland. Intended as a complement to the company’s existing site in Lachen, the two distribution centers will work in partnership “to ensure an ease of scalability based on business demand.”
Over 300 guests including local authorities, representatives of The Estée Lauder Companies and employees joined the groundbreaking ceremony, celebrating the company’s long-term commitment to the region, which serves as the global distribution hub for their high growth Travel Retail channel. The Galgenen site is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, with the Lachen facility slated for a similar modular and automated upgrade following the completion of the Galgenen site.
PICTURED: Rendering of the new facility.