- ABOUT -
Luxury clothing and accessories
Moncler, creator of the original down jacket, designs and distributes upscale clothing and accessories for men, women and children. With the support of its leading shareholder, Eurazeo, Moncler has transformed itself to expand the brand’s prestige and reputation worldwide, and through its strategy occupies a prominent position in the luxury goods segment.
Over the year the brand has combined style with constant technological research assisted by experts in activities linked to the world of the mountain. The Moncler outerwear collections marry the extreme demands of nature with those of city life. Moncler manufactures and directly distributes its clothing and accessories collections under the brand Moncler, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Moncler Gamme Bleu, Moncler Grenoble and Moncler Enfant through its boutiques and in exclusive international department stores and multi-brand stores.
- INVESTMENT CASE -
What was the transformation objective?
The aim was to establish Moncler as the global leader in the luxury clothing sector, while seizing the full potential of international growth opportunities.
How is Eurazeo assisting Moncler in its transformation?
Eurazeo supports the Group in its strategy of pursuing geographic expansion (in particular in China and the United States), developing the sales network by opening new stores in exceptional locations and selectively reducing the number of multi-brand distributors, with the intention of strengthening the image of Moncler and supporting profitability, launching of online sales, enriching the product offering with new collections, expanding the range and increasing the weight of collections spring / summer. The goal is to capitalize on the growing recognition of Moncler as a global luxury brand.
- PERFORMANCES & PERSPECTIVES -
In 2016 Moncler recorded revenues of 1,040.3 million euros, an increase of 18% at constant and current exchange rates compared to revenues of 880.4 million euros in 2015, the revenue trend accelerated in the fourth quarter(+25% at constant exchange rates). The wholesale channel recorded of 276.1 million euros compared to 260.7 million euros in 2015, an increase of 6% at constant exchange rates, supported by a good performance in the European and North American markets.
The Group is forcasting a scenario of further growth in 2017, based on clear strategic guidelines, consistenly defined with the aim of strengthening the unique heritage of the brand : consolidation of key markets, international development, selective expansion of product categories, focus on customers and sustainable business development.
- CSR Initiative example -
Moncler is strongly committed on issues related to health and safety at work. In 2016, it obtained OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management certification for its Italian offices and stores, where more than 700 employees work.