Luxottica is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury, sports and performance eyewear. The company, which started its journey in the 1960’s, transformed eyeglass frames from a necessary medical device into a desirable fashion accessory and vehicle for self-expression. This revolution helped to create a growing consumer appetite and demand for premium branded frames around the world.
Among Luxottica’s core strengths is a strong and well-balanced brand portfolio including iconic proprietary brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette, as well as prestigious licensed brands including Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Michael Kors, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany & Co., Versace and Valentino.
Luxottica has developed a geographic footprint that spans 150 countries, all of which are covered by the Group’s wholesale distribution network. This is complemented by an extensive retail network of approximately 9,000 stores, with LensCrafters and Pearle Vision in North America, OPSM and LensCrafters in Asia-Pacific, GMO in Latin America, Salmoiraghi&Viganò in Italy and Sunglass Hut worldwide.
One of the Group’s competitive advantages is its vertically-integrated business model, which connects the entire value chain: design, product development, manufacturing, logistics and distribution. Product design, development and manufacturing take place in Luxottica’s six production facilities in Italy, three factories in China, one in Brazil and one facility in the United States devoted to sports and performance eyewear. Luxottica also has a small plant in India which serves the local market.
In addition to the world’s most loved frames, Luxottica has also produced high-quality sun and ophthalmic lenses for more than 20 years. The Company has increased its lens manufacturing capacity with the recent addition of three new laboratories in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, which are completely integrated with its logistics hubs.
Luxottica's mission is to protect and enhance the eyes of people everywhere. With unparalleled expertise in eyewear manufacturing, a portfolio of premium brands that consumers love and global distribution capabilities, the Group is achieving its mission in extraordinary ways. Luxottica’s beautifully-crafted frames enable people to see, learn and work, and they offer an avenue for self-expression and self-confidence so that we can be the best version of ourselves.
It all starts with a spirit of excellence that is visible in every aspect of Luxottica’s business. Each collection, each pair of glasses is the result of an ongoing R&D process that marries passion, innovation and creativity with the latest technology and master craftsmanship. This is the first step in creating enduring relationships with consumers.
That excellence transcends the entire value chain from design to distribution, helping the company to solidify its position in every market where it operates. From brand acquisitions and new licensing agreements to a growing presence in channels including e-commerce, department stores and travel retail, Luxottica is investing heavily in order to connect with a wide range of consumers with different tastes and needs wherever they are.
Our leadership position in the industry comes with great responsibility. Undiagnosed vision problems and lack of access to quality care have resulted in a global vision crisis with severe social and economic consequences for billions of people. Luxottica has committed its resources and its voice to the cause by investing in sustainable vision care clinics in underserved communities around the world and educating consumers about the importance of regular eye exams.
The Group pursues its mission ethically and responsibly, channeling all of its energy, skill and experience into a sustainable business approach.
Luxottica’s brand portfolio includes some of the most loved eyewear brands on earth. The portfolio is well-balanced between proprietary and licensed brands, an ideal mix of popularity and prestige.
The portfolio of house brands is anchored by Ray-Ban, one of the world's best-known eyewear brands and Oakley, one of the leading product design and sport performance brands globally. These pillars are complemented by Persol, Oliver Peoples and Alain Mikli in the high-end of the market, Arnette in the sport market, and Vogue Eyewear in the fashion market.
Luxottica has over 20 licensed brands in its portfolio, including the biggest names in fashion and luxury. The list includes Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Coach, Dolce&Gabbana, DKNY, Michael Kors, Paul Smith Spectacles, Prada, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph, Starck Eyes, Tiffany & Co, Tory Burch, Valentino and Versace.
Through its expansive network of retail brands, Luxottica serves every segment of the market with a variety of differentiation points, including a wide selection of designer and high-performance frames, innovative lens options, advanced eye care services and a true omnichannel shopping experience.
Luxottica is a leader in the optical retail business in North America with LensCrafters and Pearle Vision, in Australia and New Zealand with the OPSM and Laubman & Pank brands, in China with LensCrafters, in Italy with Salmoiraghi & Viganò and in Latin America with the GMO brand. In North America, Luxottica also operates its licensed optical retail brands Sears Optical and Target Optical.
On the sun side, the Group is home to Sunglass Hut, the largest retailer of premium sunglasses in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Luxottica also operates one of the fastest growing managed vision care networks in the United States through EyeMed.
Luxottica joins Anfao - the National Association of Manufacturers Optical Goods - bringing together the majority of Italian companies of this category. Today there are 109 members.
The Association was founded over 60 years ago (1954) in Milan, with clear objectives: first create a profitable synergy between the companies involved and then, in an atmosphere of full cooperation, represent their interests in the institutions, both nationally and internationally, to export all over the world the concept of Made in Italy as always been synonymous of quality.