As part of its growth, retention and recruitment strategy, sports company Puma North America has announced plans to establish a new North American headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts in 2021. The new headquarters will bring together two Puma offices, currently based in Boston and Westford.
The new headquarters, located at 455 Grand Union Blvd., in Somerville, provides the company with five floors of office space totaling 150,000-square-feet. Puma intends to have approximately 550 positions at the location once the move is complete, representing a more than 20 percent growth of its workforce. There will also be a 19,000-square-foot roof deck, complete with a recreational area and basketball court.
The facility also provides employees access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, an on-location kids room, ample bike storage and a 2,300-square-foot balcony. What’s more, the new space is steps away from the MBTA Orange Line Assembly Square stop and provides employees easy access to Assembly Row’s abundant dining, shopping and health and wellness benefits. Puma has operated a retail location at Assembly Row since 2014.
“We’re excited to bring together our talented North American employees in Somerville, a diverse, vibrant city that reflects our values and culture, and will allow us to retain and recruit the best talent across our front and back-end operations,” said Bob Philion, president and CEO of Puma North America. “This new headquarters will allow us to better collaborate, foster diversity of thought, creativity and innovation, and have fun while doing it.”
“Our brand mantra, ‘Forever Faster,’ spans everything we do—from making to marketing and every discipline in between,” added Adam Petrick, global director of brand and marketing at Puma. “We need to be faster than ever in the way we react and adapt. Somerville is a city buzzing with creative, diverse energy that will help us live out our ‘Forever Faster’ mentality.”