Puma has officially opened its new North America headquarters at Assembly Row in Somerville, MA, bringing together the company’s approximately 450 employees from its two former offices in Boston and Westford, MA. The new headquarters, located at 455 Grand Union Blvd., offers 150,000 square feet of flexible office space, providing room to grow its business, while the attractive work environment will help the company attract the best new talent.
“To support Puma’s continued growth, fueled in large part by the North American market, we focused on creating a space that reflects our ‘Forever Faster’ mentality,” states Bob Philion, president of Puma North America. “We put creativity and innovation at the forefront, bringing together our entire North American team to collaborate and propel our brand forward.” Philion adds, “I’m thrilled to celebrate this exciting next chapter of Puma’s history as one collective team and look forward to continued success for the company here in Somerville and around the globe.”
The new site features a 19,000-square-foot roof deck, complete with a dining area and art installations. The facility provides employees access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, an on-location kids’ room for children visiting the office, bike storage, a 2,300-square-foot balcony and close proximity to Assembly Row’s abundant dining, shopping and health and wellness benefits.
“Operating in a product-driven industry, it’s crucial we bring together the best possible team of creative thinkers in a space that fosters diversity of thought and innovation—Puma’s new North American headquarters does just that,” says Adam Petrick, Global Director of Brand and Marketing. “Being more deeply ingrained in such an important footwear design ecosystem provides a competitive advantage, bringing out the best in our current team, while allowing us to recruit new talent to support our continued growth.”
The opening comes on the heels of strong growth for Puma worldwide and particularly in North America and Latin American markets. In the company’s third quarter, the Americas reported the strongest sales growth of 31.2% (currency adjusted). The company also continues to focus on its eight strategic priorities, one of which is reaffirming its commitment to the North American market by re-entering into basketball, and focusing on local relevance and sustainability. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and safety of employees and their families has been the main priority. As employees return to the office, Puma is continuing to follow all CDC, state and local guidelines.