Essilor has a portfolio of strong brands. Varilux deals with progressive lenses that currently dominate the world market. The glasses represent about 95% of the activity of Essilor and the rest can be classified in other categories, including optical instruments and various other products that refer to optics.
Essilor Group is a global company that is based in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, and is engaged in numerous partnerships. At the end of 2008, it had 26, 000 employees, with a turnover of 2.9 billion euros at the end of 2007. The group also had 215 prescription laboratories worldwide, 16 production units and 3300 patents.
Founded in 1849 in Ligny-en-Barrois, Essel originated from a workers' cooperative called the Society of Eyewear Manufacturers, who would become SL and Essel. In 1972, Essel and Silor (founded in 1931), both companies that dominated in the eyewear market, merged and created the Essilor Group.
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[...] First of all, Essilor International signs agreement under which the company holds 51% of Integrated Lens Technology (ILT) based in Singapore. With this acquisition, Essilor extends its network of wholesale distributors in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. Essilor extended its direct distribution network, as ILT had two subsidiaries of direct sales to opticians in Singapore and Malaysia. Then, Essilor of America, a subsidiary of Essilor International in the U.S., has acquired a majority stake in the company OOGP, one of the five largest distributors of contact lenses in the U.S. [...]
[...] International expansion of the Essilor Group Terms of international development company Essel Essel Essilor . global leader in ophthalmic optical . This firm is founded in 1849 in Ligny-en-Barrois, Essel comes from a workers' cooperative called Lunetiers Corporation, which became SL and Essel. In 1972, Essel and Silor (founded 1931), two companies that dominated the optical eyewear later they merged and create the Essilor Group. Essilor has a portfolio of strong brands: header, Varilux ® progressive lenses that currently dominate the market is Varilux. [...]
[...] This strategy is characterized by the capacity of successful innovations of sales to Essilor is invested in research, half of the profits of the Group are derived from products invented there are less than 5 years). Research and Development's mission is to maintain the position of Essilor global as the technology leader in constantly anticipating the needs of global markets. Essilor has a capacity to attract and retain key skills; in addition by patents barriers to entry are high. The distribution channel is associated (redemption of distributors), and the brand is very strong. [...]
[...] Marked by acquisitions activity, an increased extension of the distribution network has emerged, a downstream integration in abroad in the last two years have amply demonstrated the soundness of Essilor. An external growth strategy, partnership and innovation . As we have seen, the succession of mergers and acquisitions of the Essilor Group in an acquisition strategy. This strategy had the effect of allowing the group to be quickly get popularized in many countries. The various mergers and acquisitions have enabled the company to acquire master skills; in fact, Essilor has received a change in experience, skill and enterprise of certain patents already in place. [...]
[...] located in Colorado. The acquisition enhanced Essilor's portfolio in corrective sun lenses and reinforced the group's presence in this fast-growing segment. KBco is recognized as the polarized glass specialist in the U.S. and had a wide range of innovative products for its customers: opticians / optometrists and independent optical chains. Finally, in late 2007, Essilor complements its network of prescription laboratories in Europe by taking a majority stake in Sinclair Optical Services in Gloucester in England and covers the entire UK market and United Optical in Belfast in Northern Ireland; it also had a subsidiary that specialized in cutting installation safety glasses prescription in Athlone, Ireland. [...]
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