February 2014 – Mondottica, the worldwide eyewear company committed to bring beautiful branded eyewear to life, and Adlens, global leader in developing and commercialising variable focus eyewear, announce changes to their cooperation. Effective 1 February 2014, the joint venture between the two companies is being transitioned into a service agreement. Adlens will deal directly with European retail customers and Mondottica will provide operational support to Adlens, in addition to distributing Adlens’ products in select geographies.
Michael C Ferrara, CEO and Executive Chairman at Adlens: ‘Adlens has just completed its most successful quarter in Q4 2013 and is launching a brand new variable power technology platform in 2014. In the future, as we continue to develop new technologies and increase our product range to match consumer demand, our cooperation with Mondottica will cover new ground.’
Michael Jardine, founder of Mondottica: ‘Over the course of our partnership we have been able to identify certain core areas in which we complement each other. As we now move the cooperation to the next level, the team at Mondottica is able to focus on what we do best: Bring high quality products to our global retail partners.’
All customers are being notified of these changes in person by the Adlens sales team, headed by Drew Oppermann, International Director of Sales. In the meantime, Mondottica staff are continuing to accept and process orders for Adlens products as before. In addition to the fulfilment of all current commitments, Adlens is joining Mondottica at MIDO (1-3 March in Milan, hall 13, booth K01 L02). Further joint projects are in development.
Arguably the most successful eyewear company to appear on the world stage in the past decade, Mondottica is a true world citizen. From humble beginnings, the company now has offices and operations in Hong Kong, London, Paris, New York and Sydney with distribution reach that spans all continents. The company’s motto – Eyewear Brand Partners – is also its mission statement and taken very seriously; to give each brand in its portfolio the respect and understanding necessary to create collections the brand is proud of. Mondottica offers exceptionally interesting brands and innovative high quality products.
For further information: www.mondottica.com
Founded in 2005 in Oxford, England by businessman and philanthropist James Chen, Adlens® is the global leader in variable focus eyewear. Its highly skilled team of engineers, eyecare professionals and designers has developed a completely new category of vision correction. Adlens® is a commercial business with a social soul: for every pair of Fluid-Injection glasses purchased, the company donates a pair of glasses to someone in the developing world as part of its Buy One Give One programme. Distribution of the glasses is administered by Vision for a Nation®, a charitable foundation running an innovative programme to provide universal access to eyeglasses, one nation at a time, starting in Rwanda.
For further information: www.adlens.com