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  • Milestones

    Milestones

  • 1956

    CHARMANT Group is established as an optical spare parts manufacturer by Kaoru Horikawa in Japan.

  • 1975

    CHARMANT Group expands through the development of innovative products and the establishment of their own brands. Thanks to an integrated sales system, the company turns into a thriving high-quality frames manufacturer.

  • 1980

    CHARMANT experiences global expansion with an increasing export business; and pioneers the use of titanium as an optical material.

  • 1982

    With the launch of a US office, CHARMANT Group becomes the first Japanese company to have a foreign subsidiary.

  • 1987

    CHARMANT GmbH Europe founded; and the first CHARMANT TITANIUM PERFECTION collection is launched. A new phase begins for CHARMANT Group and the optical industry sees the company as a leader in the production of premium titanium frames.

  • 1995

    Introduction of the first license brands.

  • 2006

    Subsidiary in mainland China (Shanghai) established. International License Division founded in Germany to best serve the business and cooperate with license partners.

  • 2009

    Invention of Excellence Titan, an innovative titanium alloy. Worldwide launch of the signature brand LineArt CHARMANT featuring Excellence Titan.

  • Today

    • One of the leading eyewear companies in the world
    • No. 1 producer of frames in Japan
    • Direct sales network in the world’s major countries
    • More than 65 countries serviced through distributor partners
    • Produces 6.2 million pieces per year