PLAINVILLE, Mass., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilco Vision - the creator of smart optical solutions since 1956 - announces today the acquisition of Jonathan Paul® Eyewear, the pioneer of the Fitover category of sunwear and the Jonathan Paul® Fitover brand.
Ross Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer of Hilco Vision commented:
"We are extremely excited about the acquisition of such an innovative brand - recognized for its originality, functionality and design. I am confident that together with designer Paul Stables, we can enable it to reach its full potential internationally as we leverage our increasingly global footprint."
This move follows acquisitions by Hilco Vision in Germany last year and most recently in the Benelux region as part of a concerted effort by the company to deliver on its promise to be a global partner to its global customers.
Paul Stables, founder and designer of Jonathan Paul® Eyewear and who will stay on with Hilco Vision commented "I am delighted to be part of Hilco Vision and continue to build this dynamic brand's distribution internationally. The Fitovers category is growing fast and we are well placed to lead that growth leveraging Hilco's distribution reach and consistently high quality standards.
About Hilco Vision
Hilco Vision is an industry leading global eyewear/eyecare company delivering comprehensive solutions to customers, built on a platform of innovation and operational excellence. It has direct subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, China, and the Netherlands. The company's product portfolio is concentrated on 5 primary product categories: Professional tools, Vision Protection, Consumer accessories, Lenscare and Eye care.
About Jonathan Paul® Fitover Sunglasses
Jonathan Paul® Fitovers offers revolutionary fashionable and functional sunglasses designed to fit over prescription eyewear. As the originator of this unique sunwear, JP Fitovers utilize state-of-the-art frame and lens technologies to provide modern prescription frame wearers with a fit-over sunglass that meets the needs of their frame styles and their lifestyles.
SOURCE Hilco Vision