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Crocs to outsource all production

Crocs states that production is being shifted to third parties to increase the company’s manufacturing capacity.

The Crocs company – famous for its foam clogs – has announced that the last company-owned factory is to close and that all production is now to be outsourced.

According to a press release issued by the USA-based company, efforts to simplify the business and improve profitability have led to the closure of its Mexican facility and the imminent end of production at its remaining factory in Italy. A company statement, released later to clarify the situation, added: ‘Crocs will continue to innovate, design and produce the most comfortable shoes on the planet. As we streamline our business to meet growing demand for Crocs, we’re simply shifting production to third parties to increase our manufacturing capacity.’

Crocs was founded by George Boedecker Jr, Lyndon Hanson and Scott Seamans to produce and distribute a foam clog design – originally developed as a boating shoe – that was acquired from the Foam Creations company. The first model produced by Crocs was unveiled in 2002 at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in Florida. Two years later, Crocs purchased Foam Creations and its manufacturing operations to secure exclusive rights to the proprietary closed-cell foam resin called Croslite.

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This article was originally published on page 3 of the October 2018 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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