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EssilorLuxottica SA history, profile and corporate video

   EssilorLuxottica SA is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses headquartered in Paris, France. It was founded on October 1, 2018, as a result of a merger between the Italian Luxottica and the French Essilor.

Essilor International S.A.

   Essilor was a French-based international ophthalmic optics company that designs, manufactures and markets lenses. It was the world’s largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and it was formed in 1972 from the merger of ophthalmic firms Essel (Société des Lunetteries) and Silor (Société Industrielle de Lunetterie et d’Optique Rationnelle).

Luxottica Group S.p.A.

   Luxottica was an Italian eyewear conglomerate and the world’s largest company in the eyewear industry. It was established in 1961 by Leonardo Del Vecchio.


   The company has some of the most widely-recognized vision care and eyewear brands in the world:

Lens Technologies
  • CRIZAL ®
  • Essilor® Sun Solution™
  • EYEZEN™
  • KODAK Lens
  • OAKLEY
  • OPTIFOG®
  • RAY-BAN
  • TRANSITIONS®
  • VARILUX®
  • XPERIO®
Eyewear brands
  • ALAIN MIKLI
  • ARMANI EXCHANGE
  • ARNETTE
  • BOLON®
  • BROOKS BROTHERS
  • BURBERRY
  • BVLGARI
  • CHANEL
  • COACH
  • COSTA
  • DOLCE&GABBANA
  • EMPORIO ARMANI
  • SCUDERIA FERRARI
  • FOSTER GRANT
  • GIORGIO ARMANI
  • LUXOTTICA
  • MICHAEL KORS
  • MIU MIU
  • MOLSION
  • OAKLEY
  • OLIVER PEOPLES
  • PERSOL
  • POLO RALPH LAUREN
  • PRADA
  • RALPH LAUREN
  • RAY-BAN
  • SFEROFLEX
  • STARCK BIOTECH PARIS
  • TIFFANY & CO.
  • TORY BURCH
  • VALENTINO
  • VERSACE
  • VOGUE EYEWEAR

   With more than 152 000 employees, EssilorLuxottica SA is considered one of the leading groups in the design, production and marketing of ophthalmic lenses, optical equipment and prescription glasses and sunglasses. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and ”www.essilorluxottica.com”.

**Video published on YouTube by “Essilor USA“.