De Rigo 40th Anniversary Celebration



40 years of De Rigo has been my life. Ours is a family-run company, tied to the land and its people,” says Ennio De Rigo, recently awarded the honorary title of Cavaliere del Lavoro, as he welcomes guests to a truly special evening celebrating the 40th year in business of De Rigo, a family-run company representing Italian-made excellence that has risen to world fame in only four decades.

Emiliana and Ennio De Rigo and Michele Aracri with “Master of Work” employees. The Masters of Work are decorated with the “Star of Merit of Labor” which merits the title of “Master of Work”. The decoration is conferred by the President of the Republic on the proposal of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

De Rigo’s founder and President was really looking forward to the event. Enthusiastically supported by his wife Emiliana and assisted by his son Massimo, daughter Barbara and son-in-law Maurizio Dessolis, as well as the company’s long-term Managing Director Michele Aracri, Ennio De Rigo wanted to celebrate the anniversary with all the people whose everyday work has contributed to the Group’s success.

Emiliana and Ennio De Rigo with Roberto Padrin, Major of Longarone and President of Belluno Province

A unique enterprise combining all the benefits of a family-run business with a managerial dimension, the forty-year-old De Rigo Group – which closed the year 2017 with a consolidated turnover of 429.5 million euros, up 5.5% over the previous year – has developed its business with a truly global vision even while preserving an authentic connection with the local community. The group’s vast brand portfolio includes important licences from the worlds of fashion and luxury such as Chopard, Carolina Herrera, Furla and Escada, but more than 30% of the Group’s revenues come from its three highly successful house brands – Lozza, Police, and Sting.

Joining the De Rigo family, key industry personalities from the eyewear trades and business associations attended the event to pay homage to Ennio and Emiliana De Rigo. Additionally, the event was attended by official authorities such as the mayor of Longarone and the President of the Province of Belluno, Roberto Padrin, and even European parliamentarian Elisabetta Gardin.

The company held the event on its own premises, demonstrating its dedication to its roots and origin of work. The space outside the factory was transformed into a superb location for the cocktail party and dinner, followed by a cabaret performance and dancing until late at night.

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