Longarone, 23 July 2018 – “40 years of De Rigo have been my life. Ours is a family-run company, tied to the land and its people,” says Ennio De Rigo, recently awarded the honorary title of Cavaliere del Lavoro, as he welcomes guests to a truly special evening celebrating the 40th year in business of De Rigo, a family-run company representing Italian-made excellence that has risen to world fame in only four decades.
De Rigo’s founder and President was really looking forward to the event. Enthusiastically supported by his wife Emiliana and assisted by his son Massimo, daughter Barbara and son-in-law Maurizio Dessolis, as well as the company’s long-term Managing Director Michele Aracri, Ennio De Rigo wanted to celebrate the anniversary with all the people whose everyday work has contributed to the Group’s success.
A unique enterprise combining all the benefits of a family-run business with a managerial dimension, the forty-year-old De Rigo Group – which closed the year 2017 with a consolidated turnover of 429.5 million euros, up 5.5% over the previous year - has developed its business with a truly global vision even while preserving an authentic connection with the local community.
The group’s vast brand portfolio includes important licences from the worlds of fashion and luxury such as Chopard, Carolina Herrera, Furla and Escada, but more than 30% of the Group’s revenues come from its three highly successful house brands - Lozza, Police, and Sting.
In addition to the De Rigo family, key personalities from the eyewear trade and industrial and business associations attended the event paying homage to Ennio and Emiliana De Rigo, as well as official authorities such as the mayor of Longarone and the President of the Province of Belluno, Roberto Padrin, and even European parliamentarian Elisabetta Gardin.
The company held the event on its own premises, demonstrating its attachment to its roots and place of work. The area outside the plants was transformed into a superb location for cocktail parties and dinner, followed by a performance by Colorado Café and dancing until late at night.