Safilo has completed the sale of a factory in Martignacco, situated in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, to iVision Tech, a unit of iVision Group, an Italian concern with activities spreading from software to face masks. No financial details were released.

The facility will be reconverted to manufacture face masks and personal protective equipment. Safilo closed the site on July 1, and 181 former workers out of 212 have approved iVision Tech’s reconversion project.

The eyewear manufacturer stressed the “constructive spirit” with which the talks were conducted with iVision Tech and the contribution of trade unions and regional authorities. iVision Tech is currently working on an industrial plan to relaunch the site.