Carrera founded in 1956 by Wilhelm Anger. He decides to name his sport goggles company after the longest, fastest, most dangerous race in the world, the Carrera Panamericana.
In 1964 they patented Optyl. An innovative plastic that weighs 20% less than acetate and other thermoplastic materials, that is harder wearing, and that also adapts to the wearer’s face.
In the following years the company penetrated in every sector of sunglasses and eyewear such as sport sunglasses, ski helmets, goggles and many others. Today considered one of the biggest brand in sunglasses and eyewear.