Luxottica Group is expanding its distribution facility in Atlanta, creating more than 1,000 new jobs there.
The expansion will facilitate the company’s new lens service model in which both frames and lenses are assembled and distributed from a single location. Luxottica has recently announced the upcoming launch of Ray-Ban Truly Yours prescription lenses in late 2017, which will provide completely eyewear (frame & lens) delivered directly to ECPs.
“Luxottica has been part of the Atlanta community for 20 years and this is a particularly exciting time for us,” said Fabrizio Uguzzoni, president of Luxottica Wholesale N.A. “Growing our footprint here represents a new step in serving our wholesale customers—we will soon be able to produce and deliver a complete pair of prescription frames of the highest quality and perfect fit anywhere in the U.S. within 24 to 48 hours. We’re proud to be a global company innovating right here in Atlanta.”
The newly created jobs will include positions in administration, production and distribution.
“Georgia has had great success in attracting manufacturing and distribution operations to our state,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. “Luxottica Group’s decision to expand in Henry County will build upon this momentum and allow the company to quickly and efficiently provide products to customers, suppliers and businesses. I am confident that our extensive distribution resources will support the growth of this company.”