Safilo has decided to create a new business unit, called Safilo Industrial, that will comprise the operations of its three Italian plants of Santa Maria di Sala, Martignacco and Longarone from January 2017. The reorganization will enable the holding company, Safilo Group, to focus on corporate functions for the rest of the company. Another subsidiary, Safilo SpA, will concentrate on global activities such as brand management, product design and creation, sourcing, quality assurance, sales, and deliveries and logistics. The overhaul is part of ongoing streamlining, which will reduce the number of legal entities within the group to 49 at the end of this year from 52 at the end of 2015.