Safilo Group S.p.A. is the world's second-largest eyewear company. It designs, produces and distributes prescription frames, sunglasses, sports eyewear, ski goggles, ski and cycling helmets under its own five "House" brands and about thirty licensed brands.Their products are primarily manufactured in three Italian facilities with an additional plant in Slovenia, one in USA and one in China, and are marketed in 130 countries worldwide. Based in Italy, Safilo's major competitor includes Milan-based Luxottica SpA, which is the world's biggest eyeglass maker.
In the 1980s, Safilo developed designer collections, gained full control of American eyewear company Starline Optical Corp, then sunglass-maker Friuli-based Oxsol and was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
In the 1990s, Safilo entered the Asian market in Hong Kong, opened branches in more European nations, South Africa, Japan and Brazil, acquired American sports eyewear maker Smith Sports Optics, Inc, and Austria's Carrera Optyl.
In May 2001, Safilo Chairman Vittorio Tabacchi began a takeover bid in which he acquired full ownership of Safilo. The company returned to the Milan Stock Exchange in December 2005.
In 2001 the company inaugurated its new centralized warehouse at its Padua headquarters, a state-of-the-art structure with highly automated facilities. At this point, the distribution platform consisted of three main centres, located in Padua, Parsippany, New Jersey, and Hong Kong.
In 2002 Safilo acquired the Solstice chain in US.
In July 2003 Safilo Group purchased Outlook Eyewear, a US distributor based in Denver.
In March 2010 the Multibrands Italy B.V. (company controlled by HAL Holding N.V.) became the majority shareholder of Safilo Group, with 37.23% of the share capital.
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