In a bid to keep pace with continuing expansion and pursue the vertical integration of its production capacity, just over a year ago Hublot initiated the construction of a second large building that has more than doubled the surface area of its Manufacture in Nyon. The project was officially launched on March 3, 2014 by Jean-Claude Biver, the Chairman of Hublot and President of the LVMH Group’s Watch Division, and Ricardo Guadalupe, the Hublot CEO.
Located right next to the original building, the new facility will be mainly dedicated to the production of components for the brand’s Manufacture movements and to production of its watch cases. Thus the micro-mechanics workshops with their full suite of CNC machines, together with the decoration, electroplating, general mechanics and washing workshops (among others) have now all been duly installed in the new premises, alongside the after-sales service and a part of the brand’s administrative departments.
In total the new facility, designed by the Nyon-based architectural practice Coretra, has made for 8,000 square meters of new floor space, which will enable Hublot to create 100 new jobs and thus give the company a total of over 400 staff in Switzerland. The project also represents an investment on the part of the company equivalent to some 20 million Swiss francs.