Robot revolution helps Adidas bring shoemaking back to Germany
In a small factory in Bavaria, Adidas is about to do something that it has not tried for three decades: bring shoe production back to Germany.
After a six-month trial, the world’s second largest sportswear group has decided to start large-scale production next year at a custom-built, highly-automated facility near Ansbach. Here — and at another factory to be built in the US — Adidas plans to produce about 1m running shoes in developed markets within the next three to fi….
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