It’s just a few miles from NYC.
Safilo's new North American headquarters is in Secaucus, NJ. It takes up two floors of a 10-story building.
PADUA/PARSIPPANY, NJ – Italian eyewear company Safilo announced the relocation of its North American headquarters to Secaucus, NJ.
The new headquarters, which officially opened Monday, is about 5 miles from New York City and occupies the second and fourth floors of a 10-story building.
Designed as an open-space work environment, the two floors span a total of 55,000 square feet. They house a fully stocked customer showroom, call center, numerous product workrooms and conference rooms, a large meeting space and an employee cafeteria and pantry. The offices were designed by Studio 1200, directed by Safilo Group’s own interior design department.
The move to 300 Lighting Way in Secaucus from 801 Jefferson Road in Parsippany, NJ, is "part of the simplification and modernization of Safilo’s North American operations." In October 2015, the distribution and logistics functions were merged into Safilo's Denver Distribution Center in Colorado while the company's other distribution center – which had previously been co-located within the Parsippany headquarters – was closed.
"The reinvention of our North American headquarters is of strategic importance for Safilo Group as we invest in product, customer partnerships, management skills and operational efficiency in North America," said Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group.
She added: "We want a modern HQ work environment that is open to engage with our customers effectively, is designed to drive collaboration across functions, and is attractive also to millennial talent. Thus, our new HQ visually reflects Safilo’s 2020 strategic aspiration which is to play our unique product centric role as industry leader, leveraging on the combination of unparalleled historical strength and modernization with confidence forward."
Safilo had operated from the Parsippany location since 1997.