Founded in June of 1977 by Alan and Cynthia Shapiro, Europa International is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago.
Throughout 31+ years in the optical industry, Europa has proven to be one of the most dynamic eyewear and sunwear manufacturers in the United States. With steady growth each and every year, Europa has evolved from a regional distributor in the Midwest, to an international corporation selling across the United States and in more than 20 countries worldwide.
A simple business philosophy of providing customers with quality products, fair prices, and unbeatable service has propelled Europa's ongoing success. Today, Europa has expanded that original philosophy to include a customer driven approach which focuses on satisfying the needs of every optical retailer. From designer eyewear and sunwear, to a collection designed for managed care concerns, Europa has the product, programs and desire to meet the challenges required of a valued vendor.