Luxottica finalizes the acquisition of Barberini in Italy

Luxottica Group S.p.A., a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, completes today the acquisition of Barberini S.p.A., the world's leading optical glass sun lens manufacturer

The acquisition allows the Group to strengthen its “made in Italy” production and its know-how in glass sun and prescription lenses, always considered a success factor for the iconic models of Ray-Ban and Persol. Luxottica adds to its excellent manufacturing presence in Italy the Barberini industrial site in Abruzzo (Italy).

Luxottica will invest in Barberini to create a worldwide brand synonymous with excellence in high-quality optical glass lenses. Barberini will continue to operate with all eyewear producers that want to differentiate their products by adding the uniqueness of optical glass to their lenses.

“I see a future of success for Barberini not only as a supplier of the most important eyewear manufacturers, but also as a commercial brand that consumers can buy from the best opticians around the world. We welcome Barberini’s employees to our family”, said Leonardo Del Vecchio, Executive Chairman of Luxottica.