ECCO has centralized all customer service, finance, logistics and retail functions for Europe and the Middle East at a new 2,300-m² office in the southern part of Amsterdam, grouping services that were previously based at three different locations throughout the continent. However, the current sales and marketing operations remain decentralized. The staff of the new ECCO Europa subsidiary of the Danish group consists of 86 employees from 16 different countries. They service about 45 different countries, including those in Scandinavia, that represent 70 percent of the group's turnover. They are overseen by Søren Dalsgaard Stein, deputy general manager of ECCO Europa. The group's head office remains in Denmark.