YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP is the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer. The Group is a Global company with Anglo-Italian roots, the result of a game-changing merger, which in October 2015, brought together YOOX GROUP and THE NET -A-PORTER GROUP; the two companies had revolutionized the luxury fashion industry since their birth in 2000.
Technology is at the heart of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and is the driving force behind its success. Our in-house technology team allows The Group to give customers and brand partners the best possible experience across content and commerce, and to continually innovate and lead the online luxury industry.
The state-of-the-art YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP Tech Hub, located in the White City neighbourhood in West London, aims to create a new centre for digital expertise.
The YNAP Tech Hub has been built to accelerate innovation and deliver best-in-class technologies. The main objectives are to further strengthen the Group’s partnerships with many of the leading brands in fashion & luxury and provide an unparalleled customer experience.
The 70,000-sq. ft. space at White City Place brings together YNAP’s UK tech teams under one roof. There are around 600 staff based at the Tech Hub, with a further 100 jobs created over the next two years.
Key to YNAP’s growth strategy, the Tech Hub is part of a €500 million investment in technology and logistics across the Group, to double the size of the business by 2020.
Work focuses on developing Artificial Intelligence capabilities, such as personalization or image recognition, and creating the next wave of mobile technologies, which will keep YNAP in the vanguard of digital innovation.
The R&D team is focused on creating disruptive shopping experiences using Artificial Intelligence, with engineers working to deliver best-in-class technologies for unparalleled customer experiences.