Safilo in Brief
Safilo has been making eyewear products for over 75 years, designing manufacturing and distributing high-quality prescription frames, sunglasses and sports eyewear under licensing agreements for leading luxury and premium brands as well as under its own brands.
Based in Padua, Italy, Safilo is the second-largest manufacturer of eyewear products worldwide in terms of turnover and the world leader in the premium eyewear segment. It is also one of the top three sports eyewear manufacturers and distributors.
Safilo directly controls the entire business cycle and it is strongly oriented towards product development and design. through its team of designers, who ensure the continual stylistic and technical innovation that has always been a distinguishing feature of the Group.
On 19th October 2009 the Board of Directors approved a recapitalization plan for the Company which was executed in connection with an investment agreement underwritten by HAL Holding N.V., Only 3T S.p.A and Safilo. In March 2010, with the positive conclusion of the plan, Multibrands Italy B.V. (a subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V.) became the reference shareholder of Safilo Group.
BrandsThe Group manages a unique portfolio of in-house and licensed brands, selected according to their competitive positioning and international prestige, with careful customer segmentation.
Safilo Group's leading house brands are:
Safilo, Carrera, Polaroid, Smith Optics, Oxydo.
Safilo is licensed to produce eyewear for some of the world’s leading fashion brands:
Alexander McQueen, Banana Republic, Bottega Veneta, Bobbi Brown (starting from 2014), BOSS, BOSS Orange, Céline, Dior, Fossil, Gucci, HUGO, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co., Pierre Cardin, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tommy Hilfiger, Saint Laurent.