The introduction of Luxottica

January 27th, 2010 by Randa Nahl Leave a reply »

Luxottica Group is the world’s largest eyewear company involving the designing, manufacturing, wholesale and retailing of high-end prescription eyeglasses and high quality sunglasses.

Founded in 1961 by legendary entrepreneur Mr. Leonardo Del Vecchio in Agordo north of Venice, Luxottica Group now is the public listed company in New York and Milan stock exchange. Luxottica Group has about 6200 optical eyeglasses and sunglasses stores in North America, Asia Pacific, China, UK and South Africa. Luxottica Group’s brand coverage includes 10 house brands and 20 licensed brands, which are all known to customers: Oakley, Ray-Ban, Burberry, Prada etc.

Consecutively adhering to the quality and service excellence, Luxottica Group by today focus the design and manufacturing in its 6 Italian plants, one California factory and two China-based factories for premium and luxury eyewear. Luxottica Group invests strongly in the research and development to change people’s view of eyeglasses from stigma to a symbol of status and distinctive sign.

With the support of excellent quality and design and being listed in two stock exchanges, Luxottica Group executed a series of acquisitions in the recent two decades. In 1990 Luxottica Group acquired Italian brand Vogue; in 1995 Perso and US brand LensCrafters were bought. Furthermore, with Ray-Ban in 1999, Sunglass Hut in 2001, Pearle Vision in 2004, Surfeyes in 2006 and the most recent purchase of Oakley in 2007, Luxottica Group becomes the world’s unbeatable No. 1 giant of eyewear.

Today Luxottica Group has penetrated its retail business in 38 countries and whole sale business in 130 countries. Luxottica’s ultimate vision is to serve the men and women in the world in the best possible way, and to finally achieve the new way of seeing oneself and new wellbeing for everyone.


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