Birkenstock is investing an additional €1.8 million in the modernization of its German site in Bernstadt which employs about 800 people and produces uppers and buckles for the sandal maker.

It indicated the funds will be used for the renovation of social areas as well as the creation of office spaces above the central chemical laboratory that came on stream in February 2020 following a €4 million investment. Birkenstock noted that the headcount at the site has almost tripled since 2015.

At the beginning of the year, the German footwear company invested €1 million at the site to build an additional leather production line. Benefiting from increased demand for its products, the site currently produces over 100,000 pairs of uppers daily.