Sportswear maker Reebok has inaugurated its new head office and innovation centre in Montreal, Canada.

Located in the borough of Saint-Laurent, the newly constructed head office occupies 350,000 total square feet and is the new home to both Reebok Canada and Reebok's global hockey division, employing 376 full-time people.

Reebok's global hockey division The Hockey Company has set up a state-of-the-art Hockey research and innovation centre at the headquarters. The new facility consolidates all of the global hockey equipment and apparel activities carried out under the Reebok, CCM, JOFA and KOHO brands.

The new Montreal office also houses Reebok Canada, a subsidiary of Reebok International. Reebok Canada is responsible for the marketing and the distribution of all Reebok athletic footwear and athletic apparel products throughout Canada.

Reebok said the move to a larger and more sophisticated facility was necessary in order to follow its development plan, which foresees further strengthening of the group's position as a powerful global sports performance brand.

The new facility complements the company's existing production plants in Canada and Europe.

Reebok International, based in Canton, Massachusetts in the US, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment under the Reebok, Rockport, CCM, KOHO, JOFA and Greg Norman brands.