The Skechers facility receives goods arriving from China

The Skechers facility receives goods arriving from China

Footwear firm Skechers USA is to expand its European distribution centre in Belgium by an additional 25,000 m2, making it the largest company-operated DC in the Walloon Region.

On completion, the DC will cover 70,000 m2 and builds on an upgrade of the facility, which took place late last year.

"Thanks to the success of our business in the region supported by the EDC, additional space is needed for future storage and operational requirements," said Sophie Houtmeyers, Skechers EDC VP of distribution operations. "This extension will give us more flexibility for the future.

"Combined with new automation technologies that we expect to completely install by the end of 2014, these investments will allow us to expand operations in the execution of our European logistics."

The facility receives goods arriving from China, via the port of Antwerp, for redistribution to European markets.

Skechers last week posted more record figures in the second quarter, boosted by a 37% revenue surge and slight margin uplift.