CHARMANT Group is established as an optical spare parts manufacturer by Kaoru Horikawa in Japan.
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.
CHARMANT experiences global expansion with an increasing export business; and pioneers the use of titanium as an optical material.
With the launch of a US office, CHARMANT Group becomes the first Japanese company to have a foreign subsidiary.
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.
Introduction of the first license brands.
Subsidiary in mainland China (Shanghai) established. International License Division founded in Germany to best serve the business and cooperate with license partners.
Invention of Excellence Titan, an innovative titanium alloy. Worldwide launch of the signature brand LineArt CHARMANT featuring Excellence Titan.
• 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