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Essilor, Luxottica Ranked Innovators

Essilor International and Luxottica Group have been ranked among the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for 2017 by Forbes magazine.

Luxottica Group ranked 76th and Essilor, which has been ranked on the list every year since 2010, ranked 68th.

Essilor operates three innovation and technology centres within its major markets and collaborates with an international network of 100 public and private research partners.

“Essilor’s approach to innovation is all about consumer-centricity, so as to answer their current and future needs with advanced expertise,” said Laurent Vacherot, president and COO of Essilor International, “Innovation has always been a cornerstone of our strategy. We have one goal: to push back the frontiers of poor vision worldwide.”

Essilor and Luxottica announced a merger plan in January 2017, and the international regulatory approval process is expected to be finalised by the end of the year.