One of the Mexican brands that have been successful both nationally and internationally are the shoe stores Andrea.
Andrea was founded in 1973, when a small shoe workshop was established in Mexico City.
Then it increased its production capacity and the innovative idea of selling footwear by catalog arose. They now operate throughout the Republic. In addition to having a system of partners, who are dedicated to selling by brochure.
Just eight years later, in 1981, the brand moved its operations to a factory in Leon, Guanajuato, because this site had the necessary infrastructure to manufacture footwear. Both Andrea and PANAM are shoemakers that originated in the Valley of Mexico.
Who owns Andrea shoe stores?
Andrea belongs to Factories of Footwear Andrea SA de CV, which has as president Alfonso Humberto Cota Ovies and as CEO is Hector Mario Quijada Mendivil according to information from Kompass, a global directory that has information on 20 million companies, established in 70 countries.
Grupo Andrea is a 100% Mexican company, a leader in catalog sales and with 45 years of experience in the market; with a presence in Mexico and the United States, concerned with attracting the best talent for the creation and development of quality products”,
their website says.
Andrea managed to enter the United States in 2001, and has approximately 130 branches in Mexico and the North American country. Recently, the brand not only specialized in footwear, but also began selling clothing and accessories, both for children and for women and men. .
Guanajuato, headquarters where they make footwear
Since moving in 1981, Andrea has been based in Guanajuato and that is where the footwear is made. The city, which is part of the Guanajuato industrial corridor, is known for hosting other shoe firms, including Pirma, Charly, as well as small and medium producers in the industry related to leather goods.
The Mexican company has a set of areas to employ professionals, among which its stores, corporate, warehouses, distribution, factory and even a own research area and innovation of the designs that are made, both in footwear and clothing.
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