IN THE WORLD
Among Luxottica's core strengths is its diverse and widespread geographical presence across 150 countries, with institutional offices, wholesale subsidiaries, approximately 9,000 retail stores, 13 distribution centers and 13 manufacturing facilities.
IN 2016, LUXOTTICA’S MANUFACTURING FACILITIES LOCATED IN ITALY, CHINA, THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL AND INDIA PRODUCED A COMBINED TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 93 MILLION PRESCRIPTION FRAMES AND SUNGLASSES.
2016 Group output production
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|China & India||46%|
Ongoing R&D and innovation has allowed the Company to strengthen its manufacturing processes, upgrade its capacity at each of these facilities and improve the overall quality of its products. Automation is also key in boosting the efficiency of Luxottica's productions.
Luxottica’s manufacturing footprint includes six facilities located in Italy, the center of Luxottica’s luxury eyewear production, all of which combine the tradition of Italian craftsmanship with the speed and efficiency of modern automation. Five facilities are located in Northeastern Italy, where most of the country’s eyewear industry is based, and one near Turin.
Since 1997 Luxottica has had a presence in China through the Dongguan plant in Guangdong province. In 2006, Luxottica increased local manufacturing capacity through the construction of an entirely new facility; in 2010, it began producing plastic sun lenses to be paired with frames that are manufactured in the same location. Soon after, the Company integrated a new state-of-the-art plant, primarily dedicated to frame details and decorations.
The Foothill Ranch facility in California manufactures high-performance sunglasses, prescription frames and lenses and assembles most of Oakley’s eyewear products. Oakley apparel, footwear and certain goggles are produced by third-party manufacturers.
Luxottica’s Campinas plant in Brazil and a small plant in India serve the local markets.
THE GROUP’S DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, COMPRISED OF 13 DISTRIBUTION CENTERS, IS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED AND EFFICIENT IN THE INDUSTRY.
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Over the years Luxottica has continued to grow, with the number of the Group’s employees increasing by 3.5% from 2016 to 2017. This increase took place primarily in Europe (+17%) and Latin America (+10.5%).
As a whole, 48.7% of Luxottica employees are in North America, 19.8% in Europe, 23.6% in the Asia-Pacific Area, 7.1% in Latin America and 0.8% in Africa and the Middle East.
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Luxottica’s global distribution network is one of the Group’s core strengths. It includes retail stores as well as a wholesale network of third-party stores and chains. Luxottica operates in all the world’s major markets and continues to expand in emerging markets, where it has made substantial investments over the last few years and intends to broaden and strengthen its distribution platform going forward.
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