1997 – 2017
a mark’ennovy story
1997 - 2006 / Local Spirit, International Focus
Building a close professional relationship with our customers is one of our founding principles, one that has challenged us to constantly push our standards of service to a higher level . Our corporate culture is defined by this mentality of continual improvement and evolution, which not only led mark'ennovy to become a strong regional player in contact lenses in its first ten years, but also to have established its operations in both France and the UK in the same time period. Since our beginnings, we have kept our sites on international growth opportunities, which would eventually lead to direct presence in six European markets with a distribution network reaching more than 37 countries globally.
mark'ennovy was founded in Madrid, Spain specialising in individually crafted conventional contact lenses
Expands operations to France
Expands operations to the UK
2007 - 2010 / Growth by acquisitions
We strive to understand our customers' needs and deliver a complete package of contact lenses, fitting support and service to help them achieve a more personalised level of care for their patients. The acquisition of our micro-precision moulding operation in the UK was an investment in a more personalised approach to off-theshelf contact lenses. Combined with the acquisition of Vista Optics, the epicentre of our materials innovation, these have been two ventures whose fruits continue to complement our ever-growing portfolio of individually crafted contact lenses.
Introduction of Equilibria 3-monthlyEquilibria
Acquires Visaq Introduction of Xtensa MonthlyXtensa
Introduction of Saphir 3-MonthlySaphir
Acquires Vista Optics
2011 - 2015 / Propelled by R&D
Investment in R&D has been central to our growth strategy from the very beginning, but never so much as with the acquisition of Vista Optics, leading up to the launch of Saphir Rx, our monthly silicone hydrogel contact lens in 2011. The success of Saphir Rx allowed us to invest more heavily new contact lens materials, lens designs, and manufacturing techniques, allowing us to provide even better products to a more extensive, and geographically diverse, list of customers. It paved the way for the launch of Gentle 80 and Gentle 59, our range of individually crafted biomimetic hydrogel lenses, which culminated in Gentle 80 winning 2015's Optician Award for the Contact Lens of the Year, an honour usually bestowed upon daily lenses from large consumer brands
Introduction of Saphir Rx, the world's first individually crafted monthly silicone hydrogel lensSaphir RX
Expands operations to Italy and Germany Begins distribution in LATAM
Expands operations to Holland
Gentle 80 wins Optician Award for the contact lens of the year
2016 - Present / Bringing life to vision
Since 2016, we have been closely aligning our market position with our ideology of a precision-based approached to fitting contact lenses. We have been focusing on reinforcing mark'ennovy as the contact lens brand providing an excellent range of different materials, geometries and parameters, so that our customers can offer a contact lens that perfectly adapts to their patients' needs. At the same time, we have continued to strengthen our tradition of innovative materials with the launch of Blu:gen, the first ever contact lens with a Class 1 UV Filter and Selective Blue Light Blocking.
We have also been working closely with leading contact lens practitioners and opinion leaders to build awareness for the clinical and commercial benefits of fitting with more precision, and investing heavily in our professional teams to make individually crafted lenses a true asset to our customers' toolset and practice. We put at your service a team of talented professionals from all over the world. From marketing, sales and professional affairs to R&D, engineering and logistics, we are united by our dedication to the highest quality and most consistent customer and patient experience.
It is our daily commitment to provide a comprehensive range of premium products, offering an excellent combination of contact lens materials, geometries and parameters to make the greatest positive impact on your patients' vision and quality of life.
Introduction of Individually YoursIndividually yours
Brien Holden Vision Institute Worldwide Licensing Agreement – Lathed. Launches Versa One Day Toric & BrilliantVersa One Day Toric
Looking to the future, we will continue to explore new horizons in ensuring patients around the world receive the best soft contact lens fit possible. We will continue to invest heavily in materials innovation, technology and fitting expertise, while pushing the limits of the conventional, one-size-fits-all approach to contact lens fitting. We will be proactive in ensuring that you have the right contact lens toolset for your practice, and will become ever more dedicated to supporting you in developing the most meaningful interaction with your patients. In essence, we look forward to being your partner in re-defining not only the standards of an acceptable contact lens fit, but also the role of soft contact lenses in building a loyal customer base and profitable practice.