Crocs shifts production from Vietnam due to Covid Delta variant slow down

Niwot, CO – Crocs Inc, the company, known for its rubber clogs, said it would move production to China, Indonesia and Bosnia, from Vietnam.

Crocs had planned on 70% of its production coming from Vietnam in 2021, before deciding to move out some output, Chief executive Officer Andre Rees said on an analyst call. The company did not say how much production it was moving out of the country.

Many factories in Vietnam’s manufacturing hubs have been shut or are operating with drastically fewer on-floor workers since mid-July due to a surge in Delta variant cases.

Crocs, meanwhile, said it would be able to ramp production back up quickly due to the simplicity of its shoes. The company added that it was also avoiding port delays on the U.S. West coast by switching to East coast docks.