With net sales of more than Euro 7.6 billion in 2014, over 77,000 employees and a strong global presence, Luxottica Group is a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury, sports and performance eyewear
Founded in 1961 by Leonardo Del Vecchio, always involved in protecting eyes and optimising the look of men and women everywhere, the Luxottica Group is now a vertically integrated organization, producing and distributing prescription frames and sunglasses of high technical quality and style.
The constant attention paid to research and development, technological innovation, the adaptation to market evolutions in respect of people and the environment, have led Luxottica through worldwide expansion.
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 serving the local market.
Luxottica products are outstanding in terms of design and high quality and are known all round the world thanks to a strong and well balanced brand portfolio. House brands include Ray-Ban, one of the world’s best known sun brands, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette while its license brands include Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Bvlgari, Chanel, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Starck Eyes, Tiffany, Tory Burch and Versace.
The Group’s wholesale distribution network, covering more than 130 countries across five continents, has 18 distribution centres and over 50 commercial subsidiaries providing direct operations in key markets. The Group’s penetration reaches significant levels in emerging markets while it’s increasing in new channels of distribution such as department stores and travel retail (areas of transit such as airports and railway stations).
Direct wholesale operations are complemented by an extensive retail network for prescription and sun segments comprising over 7,000 stores worldwide as of December 31, 2014.
In the prescription business, Luxottica Group operates in North America through its LensCrafters and Pearle Vision retail brands and its retail licensed Sears Optical and Target Optical, in Asia-Pacific through OPSM and Laubman & Pank, in China through LensCrafters, in Latin America through GMO. Luxottica has a global retail organization to support its sun and luxury retail brands including Sunglass Hut, ILORI and The Optical Shop of Aspen. The Sunglass Hut brand, in particular, has a global presence with stores in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Additionally, Luxottica operates one of the largest managed vision care networks in the United States through EyeMed and the second largest lens finishing network, with three central laboratories, over 900 on-site labs at LensCrafters stores, a fully dedicated Oakley lab and an additional facility based in China dedicated to North American optical retail.
The Oakley brand provides a powerful wholesale and retail presence in the sports channel through a chain of flagship "O" stores. In these stores, the Group offers a variety of Oakley-branded products, like clothes, footwear, backpacks and other accessories, in addition to the Oakley sunglass styles. Oakley-branded products include men’s and women’s apparel, footwear and accessories designed for surf, winter sports, golf, motorcycling, cycling and other athletic lifestyles.