OUR STORY

OUR STORY

The Bollé family heritage-  From humble beginnings to visionary leaders.

Bollé Safety, the eye protection specialist over 130 years of innovation

Over the years Bollé has become a global brand

If the Bollé Safety brand began by benefiting from the Bollé brand image for its growth, year after year, Bollé Safety has developed its own distribution network and won its independence. Today, Bollé Safety is distributed in over 90 countries and over 15 million workers wear protective spectacles bearing the Bollé Safety signature. A remarkable sports-protection synergy!
Bollé Safety,  the eye protection specialist over 130 years of innovation

Founded in 1888 in Oyonnax, France, the Bollé family originally developed a cottage industry around the design and manufacture of combs and hair accessories made from horn.  Fast forward to 1936 where the company launched the production of sunglasses and optical frames made from celluloid, generally considered the first thermoplastic material. After the Second World War, Bollé became the pioneer of molded nylon, with products that met the highest standards of that time. The first pair of goggles and masks were added to the Bollé range of products in 1950.

In 1960 Bollé introduced its first dedicated ski goggles. Meanwhile, the Bollé Safety division worked alongside the French Army, Navy and Aerospace to develop safety goggles.

As an industry leader with innovative products, the Bollé brands have grown from their small workshop beginnings to become a leading global manufacturer of quality eyewear.

Today, more than 100 years later, Bollé products are distributed and worn in all parts of the world.