Rodenstock UK Ltd

Rodenstock and Porsche Design extend licence contract for a further 10 years.

Press Release   •   Jan 30, 2017 15:32 GMT

The Rodenstock Group, one of the leading global manufacturers of lenses and frames, and the Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG) are extending their license contract by a further 10 years until 2027. At the leading international trade fair, opti, both CEOs, Oliver Kastalio and Dr. Jan Becker, signed the mutual agreement, thus confirming their successful collaboration which has been in place for over 15 years.

The Porsche Design Group will again grant Rodenstock with the global licence for the development, production and sale of spectacle frames for sunglasses, correction frames and complete reading spectacles for ladies and gentlemen.

This step sees Rodenstock underline its strategy to continue to focus on the successful, high-turnover eyewear brands in its portfolio. Oliver Kastalio, CEO of Rodenstock: "We have been working with the Porsche Design Group very successfully for over 15 years and will continue this successful collaboration on the same scale. I am delighted about it."

Jan Becker, Spokesman of the Board of Directors of Porsche Design Group: "The spectacles sector, and particularly the sunglasses sector, has a very long and extremely successful history at Porsche Design. In Rodenstock we have found a strategic partner with which we not only share the same values but with which we also intend to continue to expand this important segment for us over the next few years. Before the end of this year we intend to launch several more highly attractive models which embody our market value such as functional design, innovation and top-quality. We are delighted to be continuing our successful collaboration with Rodenstock."

About Rodenstock

Rodenstock is Germany’s leading manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses and spectacle frames. The company, which was founded in 1877, is based in Munich and has a worldwide workforce of approximately 4,300 and is represented in more than 80 countries with sales subsidiaries and distribution partners.

Rodenstock maintains production sites at a total of 14 locations in 12 countries, including Kent UK.

Rodenstock is a licensed partner for Porsche Design.