Centro Style And Santinelli International “Ink” Long-Term Agreement

Santinelli International, the trusted leader in in-office and industrial finishing equipment for eyecare professionals, announced a new collaboration with CentroStyle, a similar family owned and operated leading optical supply company based in Varese, Italy.

The two companies announced their newly forged relationship through the introduction of a new division of Santinelli International, Sios (Santinelli International Optical Supplies) at last year’s Vision Expo West in Las Vegas.  Now, they have inked-in a long-term Agreement, whereby Santinelli will be the exclusive Distributor of all CentroStyle/Ital products here in the US.  CentroStyle is a leading supplier of eyewear products to the Italian opticians and optical shops throughout Italy.  They’re presence is prevalent as they serve more than 90% of the Italian market.

Sios launched their first collection of products with an elegant and colorful catalog offering everyday items to fully stock any office or laboratory. The Sios lineup includes innovative, simple and unique products – many you’ll not find elsewhere, and all you can trust for everyday optical dispensary and laboratory needs.  Everything from tools and equipment to frame parts and finishing supplies, and much, much more.

“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.  “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.”

“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 renown throughout this small optical industry of ours”, said Francesco Conti, President and CEO of CentroSyle, Spa. Italy, founder of the 40-year-old family company. “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 US 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.”


About Santinelli International

Santinelli International is the leading distributor of lens edging equipment in the United States, representing NIDEK machinery. For nearly 45 years, Santinelli International has assisted eyecare professionals who are looking to provide better, faster service to their patients, and simultaneously increase profits. The family-owned company is the current and nine-time recipient of the EyeVote Readers’ Choice Award for Best Optical Equipment & Supplies Finishing Brand.


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