MILAN — Italian eyewear firm Marcolin said it would double its in-house production capacity following the acquisition of a new manufacturing facility in Longarone, in Italy’s eyewear district.


The new site, which covers 37,800 square feet and will be operative from mid-2015, telegraphs the expansion of the company, which is opening to new markets and broadening its brand portfolio.


Marcolin recently signed licensing agreements with firms including Ermenegildo Zegna and Emilio Pucci. The company already produces for labels such as Tom Ford, Montblanc, Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared2 and Diesel, among others.


“To us, Made in Italy is a vital strategic asset and finalizing this investment in Longarone, the area where Marcolin’s history began, is one more reason to feel proud of it,” said chief executive officer Giovanni Zoppas.


In 2013, the company sold about 13.4 million eyeglasses, representing more than 1,350 models.


In December last year, Marcolin finalized the acquisition of Viva International Group, strengthening its brand portfolio and  distribution structure, particularly in the U.S.

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