New Samsonsite Headquarters Opens In Stratford
A ribbon-cutting ceremony officially marks the opening of the new Samsonite Canada expanded Canadian Head Office in Stratford
The new 140,000-sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility features a warehouse, offices, showroom and Company Outlet store.
The new facility is on a 10.4-acre site behind Festival Marketplace Mall on C.H. Meier Boulevard.
Samsonite first opened in Stratford in 1956 and recently celebrated 60 years in Canada. The company produces luggage, business cases, casual bags, and accessories.
The company currently employs over 100 people in Stratford and across the country,
The new facility project will enable sustained future growth as well as reducing Samsonite Canada’s carbon footprint with a variety of energy and waste reduction efforts.
President, North America, Samsonite LLC Lynne Berard, Stratford Mayor Dan Mathieson and Samsonite Canada General Manager Paul DeCorso are celebrating the new headquarters today.
Bedard says, “The Canadian market has been a key contributor to our North American success over the years. We are excited to be expanding our operations and facilities to offer best-in-class service to our customers while supporting our continued growth. On behalf of all of us at Samsonite, I would like to thank the city and community of Stratford for their ongoing support and partnership.”
Mayor Mathieson is enthusiastic about the growth of the Canadian headquarters, “Samsonite Canada has played an important role in Stratford since 1956 and I am excited to see their continued growth and expansion within our City over the years. Their 60-year commitment to stay and invest in Stratford and our community exemplifies both a dedication to the City but also illustrates that Stratford is a great place to ‘do business’.” Mr. Paul DeCorso adds “the team at the City of Stratford has been and continues to be tremendous partners to the Samsonite family and we are excited to continue our journey in this city”.
There will be a Grand Opening event at the Samsonite Outlet Store (located at the south-end of the new building on C.H. Meier Blvd) this Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, where treats, giveaways, and discounts will be given to visitors (while quantities last).