Alliance Ronor and De Rigo

Alliance Ronor and De Rigo

Italian company De Rigo Vision formalized its partnership with Ronor International, giving Ronor the right to distribute its complete portfolio of optical and sunwear brands to Canadian eyecare professionals.

The new subsidiary is named Ronor Occhiali, after its Italian roots, and is now offering the Police, Ermenegildo Zegna, Givenchy and Chopard brands inCanada. De Rigo’s remaining brands will be added in the upcoming months.

Created in 1978, De Rigo Vision can be found in more than 80 countries and continues to grow each year. In addition to its geographical expansion, the company has also augmented its product line with high-end collections, recently signing a license agreement with the famousParishaute couture label, Lanvin.

This partnership represents a meaningful step for Ronor International, allowing the company to continue to develop in the North American fashion eyewear market. The company distributes the well-known German brand Humphrey’s as well as their own private labels, Nordic and King Size for men – Canadian favourites for more than 30 years.

Says De Rigo Vision CEO Michele Aracri: “We are excited to unite De Rigo’s stability and prestige with Ronor’s experienced team – who have proven themselves in Canada and internationally. The entire De Rigo Group stands behind Ronor Occhiali in this new venture.”

Robert Charbonneau, owner and president of Ronor International, is equally pleased: “We are very proud to be recognized by a house as renowned as De Rigo SpA, especially after recently celebrating 30 years in the industry.”