Vistaprint To Build New Manufacturing Facility In Dallas

Vistaprint (PPAI 565755) has announced plans to open a 332,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas, to support its growth in North America and further improve customer experience. The Waltham, Massachusetts-headquartered distributor expects to invest $50 million over the next few years in the south Dallas site near the International Inland Port of Dallas. It aims to have initial sections of the facility up and running by the end of 2019, reaching full production by 2023.

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, vice president of 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 positions will be available to service times of peak demand. 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 square feet through an initial investment of about $15 million. The phase II expansion will increase the size of the facility to 322,000 square feet with construction estimated to be completed by 2021.

 

filed under August 2018 | Vistaprint
Comments (4)
Andrea
August 14, 2018
They are a huge competitor....I am always fighting their pricing. They are going to push many of business.
Karen
August 10, 2018
Yes, I am not sure I am so thrilled to read this? I was wondering the same thing? Do they have contract pricing?
Jim Franklyn
August 10, 2018
What is astonishing to transactional selling is how behind our industry still is in measuring online acquisition activity. Vista Print's parent company estimates $240M in annual sales? We think not. They are opening their 3rd facility and spending $50M to do it. Would not surprise me if their sales were closer to $400M. As far as market share, if online transactional orders for company online stores were counted, what do you think online market penetration would be? It is estimated to be under 25% now, which we find absurd. We believe if every company owned online store were included in annual sales projections, online transactional activity would already account for 50%+ , just saying....
Amy Jo
August 9, 2018
Isn’t Vistaprint a major competitor for us distributors? How are they members of PPAI?
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