From one man’s vision and passion Luxottica is born
It was the vision and passion of one man, Leonardo Del Vecchio, that positioned Luxottica as the largest manufacturer and distributor of eyewear in the world today – what an incredible story.
Born in Milan in 1935, it was the entrepreneurial vision and courageous outlook of Del Vecchio that enabled him in connecting, thinking and dreaming beyond simply putting lenses in front of eyes.
Del Vecchio was a pioneer in not only how people see, but the concept of eyewear as fashion.
It was in 1971 at MIDO (International Exhibition of Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology) in Milan that marked the beginning of a process of continuous growth. Here, Del Vecchio launched his first collection of frames by Luxottica.
From these humble beginnings, Luxottica’s production facilities now manufacture more than 28 million pairs of frames each year. In fact, the north-east region of Italy, where Luxottica is based in Agordo, now produces two-thirds of the world’s eyewear.
When you bring our history closer to home our local business is just as impressive – comprising great people, ongoing development, renowned product brands and established retail brands.
Our region also incorporates New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and South Africa.
Check out our retail brands.
Our wholesale business supplies great brands in both Optical and Sun to Independent Optometrists, sunglass boutiques and corporate accounts like David Jones, duty free stores, other optical chains and surf/sport stores.
Established in 1998, Eyebiz is our lens manufacturing facility critical to the successful operation of our business. Here you’ll find approximately 300 people from over 20 different cultural backgrounds working across three shifts in a variety of roles.
The DC supports the Luxottica-owned retail store network, delivering stock throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Phillipines and Singapore. Ensuring the latest fashion frames and sunglasses are available to meet customer demands. Additionally, our DC services over 5,000 wholesale customers every year.