Philippe: The Hermès Group designs, manufactures and distributes luxury goods: - mainly saddlery and leather goods, clothing and accessories, silk and textiles, perfumes and watches. It has been enjoying strong and steady growth for several years. In the first nine months of 2019, consolidated turnover grew by 16% at current exchange rates to reach 5 billion euros. The Hermès Group currently employs 14,284 people worldwide and has 310 exclusive Hermès stores, 219 of which are directly owned.
This trend is due to growth in international operations, which generate around 90% of consolidated turnover. Asia alone accounts for about half of our sales.
The Hermès Group has a unique and special place in the global luxury goods market. It has grown to become an international group, despite still being a human-sized company, true to an artisanal model built on human values, at the heart of which lie individual creativity and ingenuity. Our main strengths are our creative freedom combined with exceptional know-how, the never-ending quest for beautiful products, and a commitment to offering our clients exemplary service.