Hilco Vision Joins Forces with Optiplus and Proteye

Hilco Vision confirms the ongoing execution of its European growth strategy through two acquisitions in the Netherlands.

Optiplus is the market leader for accessories, professional tools and lens-care serving major chains and the independent market. Proteye is the market leader for frame design and in-house lens edging catering to the RX needs of the industrial safety and swim markets.

Ross Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer of Hilco Vision commented: “This is an important strategic step for Hilco Vision to continue bringing comprehensive solutions to our customers on a global basis. The establishment of Hilco Benelux follows on from the acquisition made last year of Breitfeld and Schliekert in Germany – the combination of our companies brings not only scale but also greater opportunities to share innovation that can both delight and reduce complexity for our customers.”

Kees Rozema, the current Managing Director for Optiplus, will assume the role of Managing Director for Hilco Benelux overseeing the activities also of Proteye where the founders are retiring. Rozema added: “Optiplus is delighted to become part of Hilco Vision group – we have so much in common and are convinced our combined products and capabilities will bring meaningful value to our existing and future customers.”

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