World class from Czech Republic
Meopta is an international company with a long and rich tradition in developing, manufacturing and assembling world-class optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic products. Meopta's state-of-the-art design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly capabilities enable us to deliver the highest quality products and services to the industrial, military and consumer markets. We offer our customers complex solutions to meet their requirements.
We are a company with a broad global reach. Meopta manages state-of-the-art complexes in both the United States and the Czech Republic. This unique presence enables Meopta to respond quickly and effectively to the wishes of its customers.
With one of the best educated and most skilled workers in the industry, Meopta develops and produces the world's most technologically advanced, high quality products and sub-assemblies. From medical and scientific instruments to digital film projectors, space technology, military weapon systems and sports optics for consumers, Meopta's unparalleled experience enables us to design and produce a varied range of high quality products for a wide spectrum of markets and industries. The company is the world leader in the optical products market.
Meopta's history dates back to 1933 when Optikotechna was founded in Prerov (now Czech Republic). Initially Optikotechna only produced lenses and condensers, but soon the production was expanded with magnifiers, composite lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes, slide projectors and of course the well-known Flexaret range of cameras. Around 1936 Optikotechna commissioned new factories to meet the growing demand for these products. At that time, production was only for the military market. After the war the company was renamed Meopta: an abbreviation for Mechanická optická výroba, or mechanical-optical production. Between 1947 and 1970 Meopta was one of the world's largest producers of cinema projectors. In 89, military production ended and Meopta concentrated solely on the consumer market.