To cope with the COVID-19 emergency Danor, the historic company located in the province of Varese and specialised in the production of injection-moulded sunglasses and eyeglass frames, has partially converted its manufacturing process to the production of protective eyewear and face shields. Angela Morosi, co-owner of Danor, describes exclusively to WMIDO how her company has been able to propose fashionable PPE.
Tell us about the evolution of Danor, a historic company of the Varese district.
We are a 100% Italian company that was established in 1966 at Monvalle on the banks of Lake Maggiore. The company was founded thanks to the initiative and farsightedness of Giuseppe Morosi, who had been making eyewear since 1956.From the very beginning he specialised in injection-moulded sunglasses frames and the company’s know-how is now acknowledged at international level.Currently the firm is managed by the second generation. Our strength has been cohesion and the ability to preserve the passion and artisanal origins that we have combined with leading-edge technological research. All these elements have enabled us to offer products that are entirely made in Italy to the highest technical standards, a complete service with regard to the manufacture of private moulds and the availability of open moulds, and dedicated customer care.
What is your strong point?
Our strong point is the flexibility that allows us to manufacture collections for the most important international brands, and to work with small start-up companies that are trying to establish themselves. In addition, we have never ceased to pursue a precise objective: test new materials through new projects and always propose new finishes for product customisation.
Whatare your reference markets?
We export 98% of our production abroad.
You mentioned flexibility as one of your distinctive features. How can it contribute to meet new market requirements?
To cope with the COVID-19 emergency we have partially converted our manufacturing process to the production of protective eyewear and face shields. Those products were manufactured in our mould workshop and thanks to this project we have been able to shoot ahead in terms of timescale. We have the advantage of in-house manufacturing which means we can achieve very satisfactory results in terms of speed also in mould making.
Who are they for?
They are certified PPE category 2. But we wanted to add a splash of colour: so, the classic PPE kit is also dedicated to anyone who wants protection with a frivolous touch!