// KEY NUMBERS 2019
3 000 000
35 000 000 €
EXPEDITIONS / DAYS
// KEY DATES
Founded in 1995 by François Fort, Opal began its activity by positioning itself on the children’s eyewear market.
The Ophthal company joins OPAL and becomes Opal Direct by bringing new expertise to the group: private label products at low prices, notably the Owlet collection n°1 on the 2nd pair market.
Launch of new license collections that further accelerate the company’s development.
OPAL launches its own brand of LAPO optical frames, then will launch its own brand of sunglasses in 2011: HENKO
OPAL is setting up its head office in a new 1500 m2 building in the heart of the Vaise district (Lyon 9th district).
Development through external growth with the acquisition of SIMOP’s frames department. This acquisition allows OPAL to become the European leader in optical frames for children and adolescents.
Acquisition of Disney licensing rights and launch of the opal.fr e-commerce site for opticians.
Acquisition of a majority stake in Demetz, the market leader in sports eyewear.
Frozen and Avengers join the brand portfolio and a new collection against blue light (Oblue) is created.
Opening of the first foreign subsidiary: Opal Canada in Montreal, and launch of the Star Wars collection.
Within Opal Direct: launch of the Oclip range, one frame for three clips. Opening of the 2nd Opal subsidiary abroad: Ivkopal in Germany.