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Kering Eyewear invests in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region

23 March 2023 Attractivité de la région, Investissement, Filières Luxe Share :

The Regional Economic Agency of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, which has accompanied Kering Eyewear in its reflection since the end of 2021, welcomes the decision of Kering Eyewear to invest in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, in the Haut-Jura, the cradle of French eyewear.

Strengthening the eyewear ecosystem

By acquiring UNT, one of the jewels in the crown of the eyewear subcontracting industry, Kering Eyewear has strengthened an eyewear ecosystem that the Regional Council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté has been supporting for years through a multi-annual collective action programme.

Its support for initial training as well as for the retraining of jobseekers has also contributed to perpetuating the excellence of luxury and microtechnology know-how in the Jura as in the rest of the region.

The arrival of Kering Eyewear contributes to the development and influence of the regional economy and the regional luxury and exceptional know-how sector, and rewards the long-term work of the Regional Economic Agency, which has been mandated to do so by the Regional Council.

About Kering Eyewear

Kering Eyewear is an integral part of Kering, a global Luxury Goods Group that brings together and grows several iconic Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods and Jewellery. Founded in 2014, Kering Eyewear is the most significant player in the luxury eyewear market segment. The company designs, develops and distributes eyewear from a balanced and comprehensive portfolio of 17 brands. Founded in 1989 in Morbier, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, France, UNT plays a key role in the manufacture of
precision metal mechanical components for the entire luxury eyewear sector. The company is located in the Haut-Jura, the cradle of eyewear in France and a region renowned for its microtechnical know-how. Thanks to its integrated engineering department and its 3,000 m² state-of-the-art facilities, UNT has always been a symbol of incomparable product quality in the world of luxury eyewear.

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