OPTEX (Europe) LIMITED founded in 1991 as a subsidiary of Optex Japan, in the United Kingdom, supplies detection systems and products to professional security installers and distributors. Since 2014 the company has become the Optex EMEA headquarters, which is based in Maidenhead, Berkshire in the United Kingdom. Optex EMEA has a number of regional offices, located in the Netherlands, France, Dubai and Poland. The decision to create the new headquarters has been due to Optex’s strategic focus on capturing and supporting customer demands from the continuously growing security market.
With the new localisation of strategic planning in place and directions straight from EMEA, Optex aims to be the number one in each specialist market with a strong customer-oriented strategy. Optex EMEA headquarters has established a mission to develop new possibilities from the close contact with our customers and regional market place. Our goal is to contribute to a safe and comfortable society.
The Optex Group, founded in 1979, is a global solutions provider that never stops inventing to create a safe, secure, and comfortable society. We look at the rapidly shifting challenges faced by companies and individuals daily and use our unique expertise to create innovative, user-friendly solutions. In this process, our focus is always on uncovering the fundamental issues underlying a problem, allowing us to develop real and long-term answers.
While sensors are often associated with security devices, Optex is much more than a provider of crime prevention systems. In fact, we see our role in the broadest possible terms and are dedicated to developing sensing technologies that provide increased safety, security and comfort in an ever-expanding range of fields.
This approach has allowed us to pioneer concepts and applications that have made us a leader in a wide variety of business fields. Our goal is not to respond to change but to identify new markets and channel emerging trends in a positive direction.
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A history of Optex Achievements to date
1985 - Introduced Japan's first sensor light using passive infrared. Introduced the OW-01, the world's first wireless automatic door touch switch.
1990 - Established Research and Development Center.
1993 - Introduced the world's first automatic water transparency measuring system.
1998 - Introduced the Wonder Track digital event recording system in the digital CCTV system market. Digital event recording system given first prize at France's Expo protection security equipment trade show.
1999 -Vision security control panel given award as a best performer in the USA, at the ISC East security equipment trade show.
2001 - Optex stock listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Security Enclosures Ltd., acquired by Optex (Europe) Ltd., as a subsidiary. Spun off photoelectric sensor division and established Optex FA Co., Ltd.
2003 - Optex stock listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2004 - Introduced the AX-100DH(J)/200DH(J), the world's first long-range outdoor protection using digital communication technology.
2010 - Entered the LED lighting field by introducing an LED light control system, achieving industry-leading levels of energy saving.
2013 - The discrimination technology of human body by laser scanning received an award of Director-General, Kinki Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry at the invention award ceremony of Kinki region organized by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
2014 - Selected to "Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100", organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
2017 - Transited to a new organizational structure with OPTEX GROUP CO., LTD. as a holding company.
Our Corporate Value and Mission
At OPTEX, we are understandably proud of our innovation, responsiveness to customers and commitment to future development using sensing technologies.
Creating reliable products to gain our customers' trust in every situation is the first duty of our group. However, we are not simply a product manufacturer. We believe in leading the market and are constantly working to identify needs that our customers themselves may not even be fully aware of.
In essence, we are nurturing a synergy with customers, using our extensive experience to uncover latent needs and develop new applications for advanced sensing technologies. This requires technical expertise, coupled with sensitivity, creativity, and a determination to push beyond existing limitations.
Our mission is simply to help our customers face their individual challenges, while our goal is to invent a better future for the people of the world.
A key part concerning OPTEX's mission is also to build a comprehensive global network of offices. This will of course enable quick and professional delivery of our products and services, and it will also bring us closer to our customers, allowing us to more fully understand the specific needs of each region.