From research and product development to manufacturing and digital channels, find out how innovation can be found across the board at Luxottica.
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A fast and efficient organization to serve the markets
Luxottica’s logistics network is one of the most efficient and technologically advanced in the world. It has 13 distribution centers and an integrated platform serving both the wholesale and retail businesses worldwide. Innovations developed at Luxottica’s hub in Sedico are later adopted by the other distribution centers.
The logistics of the future are already a reality at Sedico: an innovative automated handling system, composed of smart robots (Automated Guided Vehicles) and guided by software, instructs the robots to pick up items from the conveyor belt and take them to be labeled within the prescribed time limit. This automated system adds value for customized orders (labels, cards, stamps) and has huge advantages with regard to flow regulation and flexibility. In addition, it is an ergonomic system, facilitates the work of operators and reduces the risk of accidents.
Organizational innovation is another characteristic that has enabled Luxottica logistics to achieve high levels of excellence. Luxottica has adopted modular architecture for shipment speed, with times varying as a function of the needs and expectations of customers in the different segments of the market.
Global quality is another distinctive mark of Group innovation. A network of four laboratories in Italy, China, the United States and Brazil operates a single control system which involves all processes - from product development to distribution. Continual verification, endurance tests, strength and optical properties from components to the finished eyewear, are regularly enhanced with the most cutting-edge technologies to guarantee Luxottica’s high quality standards around the world. Luxottica performs tests of compliance with international standards, but also develops some of the most rigorous tests in the industry on its own.
Drop Ball Test
Specific for crystal lenses, the drop ball test involves a 16-millimeter steel ball dropped from a height of 1.27 meters onto the lens, which must not break, crack or warp.
Verifies the correct functioning of the temple and hinge mechanism in order to guarantee maximum endurance. The temples are subjected to thousands of opening and closing cycles without any breakage, defective or discontinuous function.