Essilor is an ophthalmic optics company. It designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of products for correcting vision, protecting eyes, and preserving visual health, including progressive, single vision, anti-fog, anti-reflective, polarized, sun, and photochromic lenses, reading glasses, lenses for screen use, as well as lamps, filters, magnifiers, optical magnifying systems, and electronic visual aids. The company also develops and markets equipment, instruments, and services for eyecare professionals. Its flagship brands include Varilux, Crizal, Transitions, Eyezen, Xperio, Foster Grant, Bolon, and Costa.

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Parent CompanyEssilorLuxottica
HQCharenton-le-Pont, FR
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Essilor was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in Charenton-le-Pont, FR

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Key People/Management at Essilor

Hubert Sagnières

Hubert Sagnières

Rick Gadd

Rick Gadd

President North America
Paul du Saillant

Paul du Saillant

Chief Executive Officer & Director
Norbert Gorny

Norbert Gorny

Co-Chief Operating Officer
Ernesto Diaz

Ernesto Diaz

President LATAM
Bernhard Nuesser

Bernhard Nuesser

President AMERA, Online and Digital
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Essilor Office Locations

Essilor has offices in Charenton-le-Pont, Puteaux, Dudley, Salt Lake City and in 10 other locations
Charenton-le-Pont, FR (HQ)
147 Rue de Paris
Puteaux, FR
29-30 Quai de Dion Bouton
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Essilor Financials and Metrics

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Essilor is a subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica

Essilor Revenue

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Essilor's revenue was reported to be €7.46 b in FY, 2018 which is a 0.4% decrease from the previous period.
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Essilor Operating Metrics

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Production Plants (Essilor)

33 34 32

Prescription Laboratories and Edging-Mounting Facilities (Essilor)

490 481 475

Distribution Centers (Essilor)

16 14 14

Integrated Lens and Frame Platforms (Essilor)

4 5 8
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Essilor Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Sun Optical TechnologiesJune 30, 2017
Mangalsons OpticsFebruary 17, 2017
Optitrade Logistiek CentrumJanuary 01, 2017
Photosynthesis Group CoNovember 22, 2016
MyOptique GroupAugust 16, 2016
Vision DirectFebruary 24, 2016
eÓticaJanuary 08, 2016
Optic ClubJanuary 08, 2016
Jai KudoNovember 24, 2015
E-lens Comercio de Artigos OpticosOctober 26, 2015
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Essilor Cybersecurity Score

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Essilor Revenue Breakdown

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Essilor revenue breakdown by business segment: 10.7% from Sunglasses and Readers, 86.3% from Lenses and Optical Instruments and 3.0% from Other

Essilor Online and Social Media Presence

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Essilor News and Updates

Insights on the Vision Care Global Market to 2027 - Featuring Carl Zeiss, Essilor & Novartis Among Others

Dublin, Oct. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Vision Care - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to's offering. =The publisher brings years of research experience to the 6th edition of this report. The 190-page report presents concise insights int…

Essilor Vision Foundation Partners With Relevate Health Group Partners to See Kids Soar

Partnership will help more children receive vision care

Essilor Vision Foundation Announces Partnership With FoxFire Systems Group

New technology simplifies charitable donations for patients and practices

Essilor Vision Foundation and Walman Optical Renew Partnership

Kids with a Vision program benefits children around the country

Essilor Vision Foundation Encourages Everyone to Vote for Vision

Foundation's new campaign designed to raise awareness and funds

EssilorLuxottica: Fraudulent Financial Activities at an Essilor Plant in Thailand

Fraudulent Financial Activities at an Essilor Plant in Thailand
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Essilor Blogs

Essilor celebrates United Nations’ recommendation to governments to ensure good vision of all road users

The post Essilor celebrates United Nations’ recommendation to governments to ensure good vision of all road users appeared first on Essilor Group.

Going further for inclusion and diversity: how Essilor embodies its core values

“At Essilor, we strive to employ and include people of all backgrounds because we strongly believe that diversity of gender, age, thoughts and characteristics is a source of richness for the company. A richness that drives innovation and provides the best environment and day–to-day experience for ev…

Diversity & Inclusive month spotlight: HumanWare, leader in revolutionary assistive technological solutions for the blind and visually impaired

HumanWare Inc is the global leader in assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired, and part of the Essilor Group since 2013. Its mission, which is to empower those with vision loss to fully participate with their sighted peers is a natural extension to Essilor’s mission and a champion o…

Essilor: target of a cyber attack

The malware is a new type of virus. Essilor IT teams took immediate action with the support of external experts, to limit the spread of the malware, prevent data thefts and leaks and protect the data and system. No data leak has been identified to date. The affected servers have been isolated and ne…

Essilor’s Eye Mitra inclusive business program showcased at Davos 2020

To reach low-income populations and improve sustainable access to basic vision care, Essilor has been innovating to create new approaches in terms of refraction tools, products and business models, as part of its ambition to eliminate poor vision by 2050. This includes the Eye Mitra inclusive busine…

Essilor supports coronavirus relief efforts in China

The Group leveraged its global and local interconnected lab network to ensure full business continuity for customers worldwide; this includes the restarting of its domestic business production in China. Every single effort counts. This is something that Essilor knows well: throughout its 170-year hi…
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Essilor Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Essilor founded?

    Essilor was founded in 1849.

  • Who are Essilor key executives?

    Essilor's key executives are Hubert Sagnières, Rick Gadd and Paul du Saillant.

  • How many employees does Essilor have?

    Essilor has 69,000 employees.

  • What is Essilor revenue?

    Latest Essilor annual revenue is €7.5 b.

  • What is Essilor revenue per employee?

    Latest Essilor revenue per employee is €108.1 k.

  • Who are Essilor competitors?

    Competitors of Essilor include HOYA, Safilo and Specsavers.

  • Where is Essilor headquarters?

    Essilor headquarters is located at 147 Rue de Paris, Charenton-le-Pont.

  • Where are Essilor offices?

    Essilor has offices in Charenton-le-Pont, Puteaux, Dudley, Salt Lake City and in 10 other locations.

  • How many offices does Essilor have?

    Essilor has 14 offices.