Drop a Pin: Kontoor’s EMEA Headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium

By: Kontoor Brands News Team Jul 24, 2019 Feature Story Tags: Workplace, Culture

At a Glance:
Coordinates: 51° 13' 14.0088'' N, 4° 23' 57.516'' E
Number of employees: 200+
Teams Represented: Product Design, Marketing, Direct-to-Consumer, Digital Business for both Lee® and Wrangler®; HR, Supply Chain, IT           

Belgium has hoisted Europe’s love of denim since the ‘60s, when the Wrangler® brand first launched overseas. Antwerp is a fashion capital all its own, but instead of exclusive runways, the city shows its style every day on its streets. Whether you commute to Kontoor Brands’ new EMEA headquarters by bike, train or tram, you’re bound to see the iconic styles Wrangler® and Lee® have put on the map. And once inside the bustling halls of the BREEAM​ Certificate of Excellence-certified building, you’re immersed in the values helping drive Kontoor’s future.

“We have 23 different nationalities that work within the Antwerp office,” says Adrian Parry, VP of HR for EMEA. “If there’s one theme here it’s that we embrace unique differences. We learn from each other.”

The office is equipped for collaboration. While the campus staffs both Wrangler® and Lee’s® product design, marketing, direct to consumer, corporate teams and more, people across both iconic brands gather in the contemporary kitchen, state-of-the-art Brand Showrooms and fitness center.

Kontoor’s EMEA Headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium

“The open and welcoming environment of the Antwerp office, along with our unique blend of cultures and employees who are committed to working together, has begun to spark great ideas and innovative thinking across the brand teams,” said Parry. “The culture we are creating here at Kontoor Brands in EMEA is allowing us to recruit and retain the industry’s best talent and propel our brands forward.”

Beyond work culture, Kontoor continues to establish its new EMEA headquarters in Antwerp through strengthened relationships with the local community and an emphasis on sustainability. From recent clean-up efforts during World Ocean’s Day to sustainable heating and recycling of water, Kontoor is not only invested in its employees’ futures, but also Antwerp’s future as well.  

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