Contemporary style and timeless craftsmanship
Marcolin Group has been creating, manufacturing and distributing sunglasses and optical glasses for brands in the forefront for almost 60 years. The dual vocation, which combines the best Italian craftsmanship with a strong ability to intercept and make the changes in the world of fashion as its own is what has determined the success of the company.
Thanks to this attitude, the company has achieved success and global affirmation starting from Longarone, the town in the heart of the Venetian eyewear district with which it maintains a close link in the Made in Italy culture. Excellence is what distinguishes the Marcolin Group, both in terms of production output and of a relational network established with international players.
For the Marcolin Group, every single pair of glasses is an object to be desired, worn and lived. The symbol that represents the maximum expression of individual taste and aesthetics.
the iconic brands that have chosen us
Marcolin Group is a leading company in the eyewear sector. Over the years, it has developed a complete and in-depth know-how of the entire eyewear production process, that is, as of today, a priceless asset that has convinced so many brands to turn to the company.
These are different brands for mood and attitude, but all joined by an extreme attention to the quality of the products. The Marcolin portfolio is continuing to expand and includes a vast number of brands able to meet the heterogeneous tastes of trendsetters all over the world. For each of them, Marcolin Group designs, manufactures and distributes sunglasses and optical frames that are consistent with their distinctive traits.
As of today, these companies have chosen Marcolin Group: Tom Ford, Bally, Moncler, Sportmax, Ermenegildo Zegna, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret PINK, Roberto Cavalli, Atelier Swarovski, Tod's, Emilio Pucci, Swarovski, Dsquared2, Guess, Diesel, Just Cavalli, Covergirl, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, Gant, Harley-Davidson, Marciano, Catherine Deneuve, Skechers, Candie’s, Rampage, Viva, Marcolin e Web.
Marcolin Group and Barton Perreira announce they have entered into an exclusive agreement for the broad based international distribution of Barton Perreira sun and optical eyewear.
Marcolin Group and Max Mara Fashion Group announce the signing of an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglass and eyeglass frames for women, under the Sportmax brand.
Marcolin Group announces the early renewal of an exclusive eyewear license agreement for Guess and Marciano sunglasses and eyeglasses.
Marcolin Group undersigns a joint venture agreement in Mexico with Moendi.
Marcolin signs an exclusive worldwide license agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses and optical frames with Bally.
Marcolin Group renews the licensing agreement with Coty Inc. for the design, production and distribution of Covergirl Eyewear in the American market.
Marcolin Group and Tod’s Group announce the early renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of Tod’s Eyewear sun and optical glassess.
Marcolin Group announces the early renewal of the licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of Timberland® sun and optical glasses.
Marcolin and Rivoli Group sign a joint venture agreement in the Middle East.
The group announces the early renewal of the eyewear licensing agreement with Diesel.
Gruppo Marcolin renews the international licensing agreement with Swarovski.
Atelier Swarovski, the luxurious debut eyewear collection, created and distributed by Marcolin Group, is launched.
Massimo Renon is appointed CEO of Marcolin Group. Giovanni Zoppas is appointed Executive Vice Chairman of Marcolin Group. As CEO he also takes on the management of the joint venture between LVMH and Marcolin Group, announced in the month of January, called Thélios.
Marcolin and Dsquared2 consolidate their partnership announcing the early renewal of their licensing agreement.
Marcolin and Omega announce their exclusive agreement for the creation of Omega branded sunglasses.
Marcolin presents the exclusive preview of six sunglasses branded Moncler Lunettes.
Marcolin presents a new project in collaboration with Marcelo Burlon County of Milan. Marcolin announces the early renewal of the licensing agreement with TBL Licensing LLC.
Marcolin empowers its presence in the Nordic market opening a branch in Sweden. Marcolin and Iconix Brand Group renew their licensing agreement for Candie’s, Bongo and Rampage Eyewear.
Marcolin opens the new 3.500 square meter manufacturing facility based in Fortogna, doubling its in-house Made in Italy production. Marcolin extends the eyewear licensing agreement with Tom Ford International until 2029.
Marcolin and Moncler sign a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for the eyewear category. Marcolin announces the early renewal of the licensing agreement with Montblanc International.
Marcolin Marcolin signs an eyewear licensing agreement with the Ermenegildo Zegna Group for the brand Ermenegildo Zegna.
Marcolin and SKECHERS USA, Inc. announce the renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of SKECHERS optical frames and sunglasses. Initially launched through a multi-year licensing partnership with Viva International in 2010, it now includes the Marcolin Group
Emilio Pucci and Marcolin sign a worldwide licensing agreement for the eyewear category in June 2014.
Even the licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing, and worldwide distribution of the sunglasses and eyeglasses for Catherine Deneuve Lunettes is renewed in July 2014 before the expiry date. This agreement with Viva International in 2010, now includes Marcolin.
Marcolin Group e Ginko Group sign a joint venture agreement for the Chinese market giving life to Ginlin.
Marcolin Group and Sover-M undersign a joint venture for the Russian market: Marcolin-Rus.
Harley-Davidson® and Marcolin consolidate their partnership announcing the renewal of their licensing agreement.
Marcolin renews the licensing agreement with The Procter&Gamble Company for the design, production and distribution of Covergirl Eyewear in the American market.
2012 - The Marcolin Board of Directors appoints Giovanni Zoppas as the new Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. Marcolin Group and Dsquared2 renew the licensing agreement before its expiry for five years with an option to extend the duration for a further five years. Gruppo Marcolin enter a licensing agreement with Balenciaga and 55DSL for the brand Diesel.
PAI Partners, the leading private equity operator at a European level, finalises the acquisition of the majority stake in the Marcolin Group, completing its delisting from the Italian Stock Exchange.
2013 - Giovanni Coffen Marcolin, founder of Marcolin and among the pioneers in the Eyewear sector, passes away at the age of 82.
Marcolin SpA, with the support of PAI Partners, announces the signing of the agreement for the acquisition of VIVA International, the second player in the eyewear sector among the US companies, in October 2013 and finalised in December 2013
2008 - Gruppo Marcolin signs new licensing agreements with: Dsquared2, John Galliano, Tod’s and Hogan. The brand Web is purchased, a house-brand with Marcolin.
2009 - Gruppo Marcolin and Roberto Cavalli renew the licensing agreement for Roberto Cavalli and Just Cavalli. Gruppo Marcolin and Montblanc Simplo Gmbh renew their licensing agreement. Gruppo Marcolin undersigns a licensing agreement with Swarovski. The Marcolin Group sells the Cebè brand.
2010 - The inauguration of the new logistic centre and of the Style Centre in Longarone. Gruppo Marcolin and Kenneth Cole Productions announce the early renewal of the licensing agreement until 2014. Gruppo Marcolin announces the renewal of the eyewear licensing agreement for Timberland until 2013. Gruppo Marcolin undersigns a licensing agreement with Diesel.
2011 - Gruppo Marcolin and Tom Ford extend their partnership until 2022. Marcolin Group and Montblanc announce the renewal of the licensing agreement lasting until 31 December 2016. Marcolin Group celebrates its 50th anniversary.
2005 - Gruppo Marcolin signs a licensing agreement with Tom Ford International. Gruppo Marcolin and Ferrari undersign a licensing agreement. Gruppo Marcolin and Gruppo Sixty renew the agreement for Miss Sixty Glasses until 2009.
2006 - The shareholders' meeting decides the capital increase of approximately 30 million Euro. Marcolin Group signs a joint venture agreement with Optec, a renowned Japanese company that produces and distributes high-end eyewear, setting up the Marcolin Japan branch. Luigi Abete takes on a part of the Marcolin capital stock. Gruppo Marcolin undersigns a licensing agreement with the brand Web. The agreement with Timberland is renewed until 2010. Gruppo Marcolin and Kenneth Cole Productions renew their licensing agreement until 2011. Gruppo Marcolin and Montblanc Simplo Gmbh renew their licensing agreement until 2009. Gruppo Marcolin and Replay renew the licensing agreement.
2007 - Gruppo Marcolin and The Procter&Gamble Company announce the renewal of the licensing agreement for Cover Girl Eyewear. The French company Cébé, part of the Marcolin Group, focuses its business on the eyewear sector and announces the project to end the winter sector activities. The Marcolin Board of Directors appoints Massimo Saracchi as the new Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.
2000 - Gruppo Marcolin undersigns the licensing agreement with Miss Sixty.
2001 - Marcolin Group signs the licensing agreement with Costume National and with The North Face. The Marcolin Group acquires Creative Optics Inc. and doubles its presence on the American market. The new Marcolin Group branch is inaugurated in the same year. Marcolin Do Brasil. Gruppo Marcolin undersigns a licensing agreement Montblanc. Gruppo Marcolin and Procter & Gamble undersign a licensing agreement for Cover Girl.
2002 - Gruppo Marcolin renews the licensing agreement with Replay. The Marcolin Group signs an important distribution agreement for the Japanese market.
2003 - The collaboration, started in 1999, between Marcolin Group and Roberto Cavalli continues and is confirmed by the licensing agreement that consolidates and extends the partnership for further four years. Marcolin Group signs the licensing agreement with Kenneth Cole; the agreement, involving only the US market, consists in the exclusive production and distribution by the Marcolin Group of sunglasses branded Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole and Unlisted. Gruppo Marcolin undersigns a licensing agreement with Timberland.
2004 - Marcolin group extends the licensing agreement with Kenneth Cole, for the production and distribution of sun and optical eyewear in The United States. Andrea and Diego Della Valle become partners of the company. Marcolin Group renews the licensing agreement for the Roberto Cavalli Eyewear line and signs the licensing agreement for the new Just Cavalli Eyewear line until 2010.
1985 - The production plant is moved to Longarone.
1986 - The foreign Gruppo Marcolin in Spain branch is established.
1988 - The general headquarters is moved to Longarone (BL) and, at the same time, the factory for the production of acetate frames is opened. Two new branches are opened in: Portugal and Great Britain.
1989 - Marcolin Group entered the world of licences by acquiring the finance company Finacom S.p.a., which held 100% of Emmepivi: a company holding the licences for the Mila Schoen and Lancetti brands.
1991 - The President Giovanni Marcolin Coffen sets up the Marcolin Foundation with the aim of carrying out charity works locally.
1994 - Marcolin Group acquires the majority share and then takes over the entire share package of the Orama company, (then named Marcolin & Co), which included Fendissime, Henry Cotton’s, Gian Marco Venturi and Gerald Genta among its licences.
1997 - Gruppo Marcolin signs the licensing agreement with Replay.
1998 - Gruppo Marcolin signs the licensing agreement with Chloé.
1999 - Gruppo Marcolin signs the licensing agreement with Roberto Cavalli. The company is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange using a capital structure serving its goals of growth by acquiring Cébé, a famous French company that produces ski masks and sports eyewear.
1961 - Giovanni Marcolin Coffen remembers: "in the 60’s ideas were important" and starting from an innovative idea he founded the “Fabbrica Artigiana” in Cadore Veneto, in the eyewear district, which specialised in the making of gold laminate temples for eyewear in Cadore, in the Veneto region.
1964 - After just three years and to emphasise the success of this idea the company became Marcolin occhiali Doublé, named after the laminate used in its products.
1967 - Marcolin opens the factory in Vallesella di Cadore and launches its first line of products.
1968 - Marcolin gains access to the United States market opening a network of eight distributors to sell its products.
1976 - The first overseas branch is established by the Marcolin Group in France followed soon afterwards by one in Switzerland and one in Germany.
1983 - The Marcolin Group signs a una Joint Venture agreement with the distributing company Marchon Inc, also licence holder of Calvin Klein and CK.
1984 - Thanks to the joint venture agreement with Marchon, Marcolin grows significantly going from 80 to 200 employees and achieving a production of one million frames a year.
Marcolin Group worldwide
- 11 Branches
- 4 Joint Ventures
- Over 150 Partner Distributors in over 125 Countries
HOW OUR PRODUCTS ARE BORN
The sun and optical eyewear created by Marcolin Group stem out of a complex production process that starts with raw material and ends with the finished object, emblem of an unmistakable style, desired by fashion lovers.
TURNING TO GRUPPO MARCOLIN
Simplicity, openness to change, concreteness, responsibility and identity: these are the values that animate us every day and thanks to which the Marcolin Group is at the top of the global eyewear sector.