Italian in-house production doubles due to the starting activities of the additional 3.500m2 building located in the heart of the eyewear district, Longarone (Fortogna area); also bringing in 70 new employees by this autumn
Marcolin SpA, a worldwide leading eyewear company inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Longarone (Fortogna area), Italy on the 3rd of July 2015, that has already been functioning since the beginning of May. This operation is part of the quality enhancement process undertaken by Marcolin and allows the company to double its in-house Made in Italy production, while also increasing the area’s local employment.
The starting activities at the Fortogna facility, according to the company’s medium-long term development plan, will increase the production of acetate fronts and temples in Italy. This enhancement is meant to help serve the needs resulted from the new brands added to the company’s portfolio, as well as the structural growth of some markets. Marcolin, has also signed licensing agreements with fashion and luxury brands that are characterized by Made in Italy development and production, a guarantee of creativity and quality perfectly expressed by the local artisan tradition.
In the 3.500m2 factory, 143 employees will be fully operative by July, with 30 of them as new hires. During the current year, the workforce will grow by 40 additional individuals along with an increase in the production’s volume.
Marcolin, among the worldwide leading companies in the eyewear industry, stands out for the pursuit of excellence, continuous innovation and the unique ability to faithfully combine design and Italian craftsmanship with the DNA of each brand. The brand portfolio includes many of world leaders like Tom Ford, Montblanc, Roberto Cavalli, Swarovski, Diesel, Covergirl, Guess, Harley-Davidson and many more. The Fortogna facility has been completely renovated after its acquisition was finalized last October 2014. New production equipment has also been introduced, the structural systems have been updated and finally, an internal canteen for the employees has been created.