Gerard Santinelli of Santinelli International (l) and Francesco Conti of CentroStyle.
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International
is collaborating with CentroStyle
, an optical supply company based in Varese, Italy. The two companies, both of which are family owned, are announcing their partnership with the launch of a new division of Santinelli International known as Sios (Santinelli International Optical Supplies). Sios will make and distribute products for optical dispensaries and laboratories. This week at Vision Expo, Sios will launch its first collection of products which consists of finishing supplies, tools, equipment, frame parts, accessories and other items.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with our new partnership. Like us, the CentroStyle team are extremely passionate about their company, and the products they produce,” said Gerard Santinelli, president and CEO of Santinelli International, based here. “They have some of the finest, most creative and practical optical tools, supplies and accessories I have ever seen. They possess a true passion for understanding the day-to-day needs of the optician and are devoted to creating exciting everyday products that solve real-world problems.
“Their product line is as vast and functional, as it is innovative and distinctly stylish. All designed to make life easier, more efficient and simpler for their customers; hence the brand promise to ‘Simplify Optical.’ The Sios products have flair and distinction, which creates a perfect marriage with Santinelli’s focus on quality and innovation. Together, we’re bringing optical professionals the best supplies and accessories the world has to offer.”
Francesco Conti, president and CEO of CentroSyle, remarked, “The similarities and complimentary nature of our two companies are amazing. Santinelli is not only renowned in Italy, but their reputation for world-class products and personalized, committed service and support is renowned throughout this small optical industry of ours. We feel so proud and fortunate to partner with such an esteemed organization as Santinelli to bring our products to America and represent our brand. Entering in to the U.S. market is an ambitious project for CentroStyle, and thanks to Santinelli, it will now be a reality and a great opportunity for both of us.”