Richemont owns some of the world's leading luxury goods ‘Maisons’, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories.
Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and we seek to preserve the heritage and identity of each of our Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.
Where we operate
Richemont’s headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. The Group has four regional offices providing support services to our Maisons:
- in Geneva for Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, and Latin America;
- in Hong Kong for Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan;
- in Tokyo for Japan;
- in New York for North America.
Richemont directly employed some 29 980 people at the end of March 2014. 19 248 or 64 % of this headcount is based in Europe. 26 % is in Asia, and 9 % is in the Americas. The majority of our employees in Europe are based in Switzerland, France and Germany, where the manufacture of high quality goods is concentrated. We have no employees working in manufacturing in Asia. In all regions, employees are engaged in retail, distribution, after sales service and administrative functions.
Each Maison has its own headquarters in Switzerland or elsewhere in Western Europe, with two exceptions; Shanghai Tang, which is headquartered in Hong Kong, and Peter Millar, which is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As a Group, Richemont has staffed operations in 37 countries around the world. Elsewhere, the Group has local business partners. In all countries where the Group operates, either directly or through distribution partners, the supply of high quality European goods generates income and employment.
Significant changes in 2013/14
There were no significant changes to the Group’s operations during the year.
Our Maisons, products and services
The Group’s Maisons and their respective operations are fully described on pages 4 to 31 of the 2014 Annual Report.