to success. Obviously this cannot be done only during office hours. This job is 24/7. Yes, the company is an integral part of my life. I remember waking up one night, at 2 am, with an idea, and having to run to the tannery to test it out! But I have a secret: patience. That’s what let’s me take a step back, get a change of perspective in order to assess and evaluate events in a new way. And deal more calmly with changes in the business. Ten years ago, we produced 5 main colours. Today, we offer over 1,500 ... That’s a big leap forward, right? Today, expectations are enormous. I remember a client who sent five experts to check on the final output of the colour ordered ... just to make a few jackets. We have to stay the course and keep up, and the production manager is the one steering the ship.
DIRECTOROF PRODUCTION Ahmet Ozturk, of the tanner Yesiller Deri, Première Vision Leather (3A61-3B62), and his three indispensable devices.
FIRST YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE. This seems key in order to successfully coordinate the sales services, the production processes, IS management, the stocks ... My job is intrinsically linked to all the others. I am at the core of all the planning. I have an engineering background, but for me, communications and relationships are the keys
Marco Poletto, from Suoliﬁcio Veneziano, Première Vision Accessories, SHOE FOCUS AREA (4E46) reaching for the moon, which certain clients sometimes ask for...
THE SOLE IS THAT IMPERCEPTIBLE ELEMENT THAT LENDS SOPHISTICATION TO A SHOE. In 1985 (this year marks our 30th anniversary), our company was the first to manufacture pre-finished leather soles, our specialty. As a student, I started to help my father during summer holidays. I didn’t think I would continue after school ended, but as time passed I became more
passionate about it. My father passed down his love of his work to me. And he taught me that any profession can be great if you love it and are passionate
about doing it well. Today, I am involved right from the development of samples, in close collaboration with our clients’ style and production directors, and I am meticulous about the quality control of the finished products. Over the years, we have collaborated with well-known luxury and high fashion brands. One of my favourite memories is the first invitation I received for a major fashion show, as a supplier. The result was wonderfully flamboyant thanks to the assembly of many small parts including the sole. Through its investments in new technology, the company can now respond to more diversified demands, always in the field of high-end women’s shoes. But even though we may use highly advanced technologies, my profession still remains quite artisanal.
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The Daily News of Première Vision Paris 15 September 2015