The deal is an ‘important strategic step.’Plainville, MA-based Hilco Vision has acquired two companies in the Netherlands.
The firms are:
Optiplus, a provider of accessories, professional tools and lens care serving major chains and the independent market.
Proteye, a provider of frame design and in-house lens edging catering to the prescription needs of the industrial safety and swim markets.
Hilco is an eyewear/eyecare aggregator focused on the categories of professional tools, vision protection, consumer accessories, lens care and eyecare.
Ross Brownlee, CEO of Hilco Vision, said in a press release: "This is an important strategic step for Hilco Vision to continue bringing comprehensive solutions to our customers on a global basis.”
He added: “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. Rozema will oversee the activities of Proteye, whose founders are retiring. Hilco Vision is a portfolio company of Blue Point Capital Partners.
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