World's Largest Sewing Machine Manufacturer
SVP Worldwide, worldwide sewing machine manufacturer and source of legacy sewing machine collections SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF®, marked the opening of its new global headquarters on March 3 with a ribbon-cutting celebration at the La Vergne, TN location, now home to the company's global business and commercial operations as well as a state-of-the-art training center.
SVP Worldwide is a global enterprise with corporate offices in the U.S. and Sweden, and more than 1,651 employees worldwide. The company has maintained facilities in La Vergne for 16 years in two separate, adjacent locations. The company's new 213,774 sq. ft. facility, built under the direction of SVP Worldwide's new senior leadership team, consolidates and enhances operations. It will be home to 113 full-time employees, incorporate warehouses, and feature an advanced training center providing business and educational classes to thousands of sewing machine dealers, retailers, and employees.
"For more than 16 years, SVP Worldwide's talented and dedicated workforce here in middle Tennessee has brought our iconic sewing machine brands to eager consumers, and has benefited from the economic vitality of this region in the process," said SVP Worldwide CEO Paul Block. "We are so pleased to rededicate our commitment to contribute to that economic vitality with the opening of our new contemporary space."
Late in 2016, SVP Worldwide brought together a new, highly experienced North American leadership team to accelerate its mission to spread the arts of sewing, quilting, and embroidery among enthusiasts by manufacturing exceedingly accessible yet advanced sewing machines. The team is comprised of the following; each played a critical role in the opening of the new facility:
"SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® represent both the history and future of sewing, quilting, and embroidery worldwide, and our
About the Company: SVP Worldwide is a leading global sewing machine company and source of the SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING®, and PFAFF® sewing machine collections. As a global leader doing business through its affiliated companies in over 190 countries, SVP Worldwide specializes in the design, manufacture, and distribution of high quality consumer and artisan sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, accessories, and notions. For more information about SVP Worldwide and its brands please visit:
Reprinted from SQE Professional, May 2017