Adidas plans to close high-tech factories equipped with robots in Germany and the United States, which it opened to bring production closer to customers, saying on Monday that technology deployment in Asia would be more flexible and generate savings , reports Reuters.
Adidas factories were part of a strategy through which the company sought to respond more quickly to the demand for new models in its large markets and to counter rising salaries. from Asia, but also higher transportation costs.
The German sports goods company did not provide details as to why it was closing down these factories, which turned out to be expensive.
Martin Shankland, head of global operations at Adidas, said the factories have helped the company improve its innovative manufacturing experience.
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Adidas said on Monday that production at both factories would be discontinued by April 2020 at the latest.
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