Randa continues international expansion

by Stephen Garner

RandaLeading men’s accessories company Randa is moving its United Kingdom and Yangzhou, China offices into new, larger locations in support of business growth.

Randa’s London office, headquarters for the company’s UK business in neckwear, belts, wallets, and luggage, has moved into a 4,000 square foot space in Central London’s Capital House. “Not only is this a 25% increase in showroom and office space” said David Chapple, director of sales for Randa UK, “we also have amazing views of the surrounding area.”

The expanded London presence follows 2015 revenue increases of 15 percent in neckwear and belts and a 30 percent increase in luggage. Randa has an additional United Kingdom office in Milton Keynes, and a large distribution center located in Fife, Scotland supporting partnerships with major UK retailers including Harrods, Selfridges, Debenhams, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, and Primark among others.

Its new Yangzhou, China office, which is 60 percent larger than its previous space, is one of six Randa facilities in China. The new office is responsible for Randa’s seasonal footwear production, and provides for a better-located, technologically advanced space that maximizes increased efficiency, faster prototyping, enhanced sample presentations, and growing archives. Randa’s Seasonal Footwear business has climbed by 300 percent since launching in 2012.

“As industry leaders we continue to invest in our global infrastructure and the development of our extraordinary talent,” said David J. Katz, Randa executive vice president and global chief marketing officer. “The apparel and accessories market is undergoing disruption, in service to our retail, brand and supply partners, and in particular to support our associates and our consumers, we are dedicated to provide great products, extraordinary value, remarkable experience, frictionless 24-hour shopping, immediate availability, and outstanding customer service. For Randa there is no looking back, only forward.”