Milestones

1970

  • Founded by Mr. Handa So, as a small manufacturing- distribution firm of mineral lenses, with a staff strength of five employees at North Point in Hong Kong.

1978

  • Became the first company to bring in anti-reflective coating technology for application in optical glasses.

1981

  • Set up manufacturing firm in Shenzhen, with a mass production capacity for 200,000 pieces per month and 200 employees

1985

  • Moved into its Hong Kong head office inside the company’s self-owned industrial building.
  • Acquired a RX prescription lens laboratory to produce custom-made plastic lenses.

1991 to 1995

  • Set up 4 distribution branch offices with edging facilities in Hong Kong
  • Set up a local delivery company overseeing on-time delivery of lenses and other optical products
  • Became sole distributor and manufacturer of optical lenses for international brands, including Seiko, Kodak, Sola and Rodenstock

1995 to 2001

  • Expanded our business to China, where our China head office was established in Guangzhou.
  • Set up 6 branch offices respectively in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Dalian.
  • Apollo Lenses, distributed by Hong Kong Optical Co., became one of the most popular brands across China

1996

  • Expanded our business to Taiwan, where two branch offices were later established in Kaohsiung and Taichung respectively

1998

  • Expanded our business to Philippines, where a Hong Kong Optical Lens head office and RX laboratory were set up in the capital city of Manila   

2005

  • Established Business Development Department to explore and capitalize on overseas market opportunities 

2006

  • Expanded our China plant to begin production of  RX lenses, equipped with the most advanced manufacturing facilities and a staff-force of 700 workers

  
2007

  • Set up a spectacle frames manufacturing plant with a monthly production capacity of 60,000 pieces

2008

  • Set up a joint-venture plastic lenses casting factory in China to produce 1.50, 1.56 finished and semi-finished CR39 lenses
  • Set up RX Prescription Laboratory with free-form machines in Taiwan

2009

  • Became the largest exporter of RX lenses in China, carrying all types of such products and a full line-up of support services
  • Became first company in the region to provide complete, ready-assembled frame-lenses product packages to domestic and overseas markets
  • Our first RX laboratory in Taiwan gained ISO 13845 accreditation
  • Our staff strength in Taiwan increased from 30 to 100 workers

2010

  • Set up our second RX lenses laboratory in southern China catering to the overseas markers
  • Our RX sales volume increased to 1 million pieces per month
  • Relocated and expanded our RX Prescription Laboratory with full facilities in Manila with our staff strength there increased from 60 to 110 workers.

2011

  • Set up RX factory in Shanghai targeting the Eastern China market
  • Set up high-quality polycarbonate lenses casting factory  with business partner to produce 500,000 pieces of such items per month
  • Company staff size reached 1800