Via Business Wire
August 13, 2018
WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vistaprint, the leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to small business owners, plans to open a new 322,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Southern Dallas to support its continued growth in North America and further improve the Vistaprint customer experience. The company expects to invest $50 million over the next couple of years in the new site near the International Inland Port of Dallas and aims to have initial sections of the plant up and running by the end of 2019. The plant is due to reach its full production potential by 2023. The investment will include building costs as well as the equipment used to produce customer orders.
This will be Vistaprint’s third manufacturing facility in North America and second in the U.S., adding to locations in Windsor, Ontario and Reno, Nevada. The Dallas facility will enable Vistaprint to reduce the company’s shipping costs and provide improved value to its customers by shortening delivery times. Having a third location also offers redundancy in the event of a natural disaster or other major issue that might hinder production, ensuring Vistaprint can continue to serve its customers without interruption.
“We view this expansion of our manufacturing capabilities as an investment in both our business and in the satisfaction of our customers. As they increasingly demand service on their terms, our new Dallas facility provides a great opportunity for us to exceed their expectations,” says Christian Vaillant, VP Manufacturing North America at Vistaprint. “When we opened our Windsor plant in 2005 our global annual revenue was around $100 million. Today it’s around $1.5 billion and growing, so we need to put ourselves in the best possible situation to continue supporting that growth. Additionally, we’re proud that the new plant will offer a major benefit to the surrounding area through high-quality job creation and training opportunities.”
By 2023, Vistaprint expects to employ around 600 full-time employees at the new site, including operators, engineers and administrative professionals. An additional 120 seasonal, temporary positions will be available to service times of peak demand. With a robust job training program in place, Vistaprint and the City of Dallas are working together to fill manufacturing job opportunities at the new facility.
Vistaprint estimates that Phase I of construction of the leased facility will be completed by the end of 2019 and will create 200,000 sq. ft. through an initial investment of about $15 million. The phase II expansion will increase the size of the facility to 322,000 sq. ft. with construction estimated to be completed by 2021.
Vistaprint is a global e-commerce brand empowering more than 17 million small business owners to professionally promote their business with quality printed and digital marketing products at an affordable price. Our world-class online design studio allows customers to easily customize their products including business cards, marketing materials, signage, promotional products, apparel, websites, digital marketing, cards and stationery at www.vistaprint.com. Our patented printing technique allows us to maximize efficiency and consistently deliver quality and value to customers. This innovative process is supported by 22 localized websites serving various global markets; world-class manufacturing facilities around the globe, including North America, Western Europe and Australia; and thousands of employees in offices worldwide. Vistaprint is a Cimpress (Nasdaq:CMPR) brand.