Over 50 years of excellence

Producer of frame components
A vertically integrated business model

Producer of frame components

1961

Launch of first collection of prescription eyewear

1971

Entry into wholesale distribution

1974

Entry into agreements with the fashion industry

1988

• Acquisition of Vogue eyewear

• Listing on NYSE

1990

• Acquisition of Persol eyewear

• Entry into optical retail: LensCrafters

1995

Entry into the managed vision care business in the United States

1998

Acquisition of Ray-Ban eyewear

1999

Listing on Borsa Italiana

2000

Entry into sun retail: acquisition of Sunglass Hut

2001

Acquisition of OPSM leading retailer in Australia and New Zealand

2003

• Acquisition of Cole National

• Stronger presence in North America

2004

Starting optical retail expansion in China

2005

Acquisition of Oakley eyewear

2007

First step into retail in Latin America: GMO

2009

Strengthening Latin America retail

2011

• Acquisition of Tecnol in Brazil: starting the “made in Brazil” journey

• Sunglass Hut expansion in Spain and Portugal

2012

Acquisition of Alain Mikli eyewear

2013

Acquisition of Glasses.com

2014

Sunglass Hut expansion in Mainland China and Southeast Asia

2015
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