PRADA GROUP MAKING OF
Prada Re-Edition 1995
NEW QUALITY CONTROL CENTRE AT THE LEVANELLA LOGISTICS HUB IN AREZZO, TUSCANY
A new Clothing Quality Control Centre has opened at the Levanella Logistics Hub (Arezzo, Tuscany), surrounded by greenery and, like all the creations by architect Guido Canali, who designed the building, featuring large windows and bright, open spaces, ensuring a welcoming, efficient and relaxing workplace.
This new department, located in a building separate from the main structure, has been designed to ensure the clothes sent to stores are flawless and of the highest level of quality. An automated system allows workers to concentrate on checking the garments and minimises time wasted by moving products around: checkers receive the garments one at a time, and can examine them down to the last detail without having to worry about other processes. Approved garments are certified with a digital signature, while those that do not meet the required quality standards are sent back to the manufacturing department to be replaced. Noteworthy aspects of the design include the workbenches, which are coated with special materials to avoid accidental damage when handling garments, the ergonomic workstations, which allow clothes to be assessed both when hanging and flat, and the machines that allow common repairs to be made by staff if an order needs to be shipped urgently.
The department can operate 21 workstations, of which four are dedicated to checking “Made to Measure”, “Made to Order” and “Special Order” products, and can check 3500-4000 items a day.