Essilor Luxottica - Company History


After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021.

EssilorLuxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. Formed in 2018, its mission is to help people around the world to see more, be more and live life to its fullest by addressing their evolving vision needs and personal style aspirations. The Company brings together the complementary expertise of two industry pioneers, one in advanced lens technology and the other in the craftsmanship of iconic eyewear, to set new industry standards for vision care and the consumer experience around it. Influential eyewear brands including Ray-Ban and Oakley, lens technology brands including Varilux and Transitions, and world-class retail brands including Sunglass Hut and LensCrafters as well as - since 1 July, 2021 via a 76.72% interest - GrandVision network are part of the EssilorLuxottica family. In 2020, EssilorLuxottica had more than 140,000 employees and consolidated revenues of Euro 14.4 billion.

Going forward, with now adding GrandVision to the EssilorLuxottica family, they are able to truly unlock their full potential, and that of the optical industry as a whole, by exploring new paths around product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation. In doing so, they are committed to helping the global eye care and eyewear market grow with us - for the benefit of all its stakeholders. And this starts with you.

At the very core of EssilorLuxottica have always been their people, who day after day are elevating the importance of vision as a basic human right and to bringing the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, they are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

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