OBE extends its reach into the Asian eyewear market

July 15, 2016

OBE extends its reach into the Asian eyewear market

An award winning Metal Injection Moulded eyewear component manufactured by OBE and shown in the sintered (left) and green/as moulded state (right). (Photo PIM International)

As of 1st April 2016, OBE GmbH & Co KG, Ispringen, Germany, will solely manage the eyewear component company Globe Precision, with its factory in Shenzhen, China, and offices in Hong Kong. OBE is the worldwide leader in the production of components for eyewear frames, with particular expertise in the production of small, complex eyewear component via Metal Injection Moulding.

In mutual agreement, OBE and former Globe Precision shareholder Ching Lan made this strategic decision which, it was stated, guarantees a streamlined, clear positioning in the international optical market as well as assuring a smooth transitioning process via a consultancy agreement with Ching Lan.

In the future OBE will provide a full service to all customers as this second factory will be fully integrated into the OBE Group. In the Asian market, Globe will continue to offer a flexible portfolio of tailor-made hinges in addition to the current wide range of standard products.

By strengthening its sales force, OBE will support the expansion of Globe with its expertise and experience going back more than 100 years.


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