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Published: 2023-06-22 ǀ Updated: 2023-07-04

Company History

Study the financial data for Kering.

Founded in 1963, Kering has its origins in the lumber trade. Today, Kering is the world's second-largest luxury company in terms of revenue, with traditional brands such as Boucheron, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga, as well as modern designers such as Alexander McQueen. Kering has defined sustainability as one of the most important elements of its brand strategy at the corporate level - and is thus an important pioneer of social commitment and sustainability initiatives in the luxury industry.

Founded 1963
Founder François Pinault
Headquarters 40 rue de Sèvres, Paris 7e, France
Key people François-Henri Pinault (Chairman and CEO)
Products Luxury goods

Fashion and leather goods

Watches & Jewellery

Eyewear (Kering Eyewear)


Fashion and leather goods

Balenciaga, Gucci, Brioni, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta

Watches & Jewellery

Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux

Kering Eyewear

Gucci, Cartier, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Alaïa, Courrèges, Montblanc, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, McQ, Puma

Website kering.com/en/

Kering Group brands

Brand Acquisition Country
Gucci 1999 Italy
Yves Saint Laurent 1999 France
Boucheron 2000 France
Bottega Veneta 2001 Italy
Balenciaga 2001 Spain
Alexander McQueen 2001 UK
Puma 2007 Germany
Brioni 2011 Italy
Girard-Perregaux (Former) 2011 Switzerland
JeanRichard 2011 Switzerland
Qeelin 2012 Hong Kong
Pomellato 2012 Italy
Dodo 2012 Italy
Ulysse Nardin (former) 2014 Switzerland
Lindberg 2021 Denmark
Maui Jim 2022 USA


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