Luxottica plans to manufacture some of its eyewear in Turkey, Mexico and Brazil, along with existing production sites in Italy, China and India, the company's chief executive, Andrea Guerra, said in an interview with the daily La Repubblica. The group is investing a lot to develop its presence in Chile, Peru, Thailand, Indonesia and former Soviet republics, markets that could provide “great satisfaction in five to seven years' time,” he added. Luxottica's current footprint offers it 1 billion potential clients but its market potential could increase by an additional 2 billion people in the next 10 years, according to Guerra. Guerra expects the group to pursue a “solid and stable” growth of its revenues in 2011. Financial analysts forecast the group's top line will exceed €6.100 billion this year, compared with €5.798 billion in 2010.

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