Founded in 1997 in Brescia, located in northern Italy, by engineer Armando Portesi, UNIVET started from nothing. It all began with the manufacturing of glasses for top global fashion brands and bringing the well-known Made in Italy regarding high quality and unique design features.
"Innovation, expertise, and perseverance lie at the heart of our products. We do all this with passion and enthusiasm. The best proof of this is our global performance over the years."
CEO Univet Group
We think values are a company’s distinctive mark. Ours are:
We make inspiring and comfortable eyewear that becomes an extension of your eyes, improves your quality of life, and ensures enhanced performance.
We protect people by taking good care of their eyes.
We protect workers’ vision in the harshest environments and improve their performance; we personalize eye protection, develop tailor-made solutions, and adapt our expertise to the needs and requirements of the expanding markets. In a fashion-conscious era, fit and style are very important because these features can dramatically influence if workers properly use eyewear. We believe that making eyewear (Safety PPE & Loupes) more comfortable and stylish translates into proper use - comfort and style are the keys.
Why do we do it?
How do we do it?
What do we do?
25 years ago Univet started the production of Fashion and Sport glasses for luxury brands.
Our lucky guess was the application of innovative design and attention to detail to the Safety-glasses industrial world.
Style and quality, Typical of luxury models, made Univet glasses unmistakable.
Fabio Borsani designed some of the most bespoke models for luxury brands such as: Louis Vuitton and Martin Margiela; and the first sports models of Zero RH+ were born from his hands. All of Univet's glasses carry his signature.
Univet is successful in exporting; distributing products to more than 70 countries (65% of its global turnover).
The work ethic, discipline and investments in new technologies and people, over the years, have paid off.
Univet Group has become a market leader in Italy, and one of the top brands in the field of Loupes & Headlights, eye protection and innovative PPE solutions such as: spectacles and overspecs, goggles, face shields, modern Italian design in safety glasses.
Thanks to the 100% Italian talent of our designers, and our fitting and stylish products, Univet was able to expand its headquarters opening a new warehouse and production area (totalling more than 3,000 m² of space).