03 Aug K-Swiss Global Brands to Move HQ to Downtown L.A.
K-Swiss Global Brands (KSGB) announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to the historic Pac Mutual Building in Downtown Los Angeles by January 1, 2017.
The company, which is owned by South Korea’s E-Land Group, will move its brands K-Swiss, Supra and OTZ Shoes from Westlake Village, CA, along with the Americas operations of Palladium and PLDM from Lyon, France. The new offices will also serve as E-Land’s base of operations in the Americas and EMEA.
“As our organization grows, we feel there will be an intrinsic benefit to immersing in the progressive culture of Downtown Los Angeles,” said KSGB Chairman and CEO, Truman Kim. “Our new location will afford us a better opportunity to identify market trends where they happen, access a vibrant retail culture, identify synergies with other brands in the space and lay the best possible foundation for our future.”
Company officials said initial plans for the campus include global offices and dedicated showrooms for each brand, an innovative design facility and first class amenities including a health club, bike spa, roof deck and communal working space.