|In 1959 in a small verandah
of a house in the bustling city of Agra, India, with just 4 hand operated
single spindle machines began the journey, to become India's largest
lens manufacturer, GKB Hi-Tech, satisfies more than 5 million spectacle
wearers worldwide every year. With a total manufacturing area of more
than 150,000 sq.ft., GKB Hi-Tech is always up to date with the latest
technological advances in the optical industry.
CNC machinery imported from LOH of Germany, Coburn, Balzers
and Satis Vacuum, 14 prescription laboratories and 5 service
centres around the country, GKB Hi-Tech is the first company
to manufacture progressive, hi-index and multi coated lenses
in India. There are more than 600 automated lens manufacturing
machines producing glass and plastic ophthalmic lenses, having
a capacity to manufacture 3 million prescription lenses, 3.5
million hard coated lenses and 6.2 million stock lenses yearly.
|| With 14 hard coating machines,
the lenses at GKB Hi-Tech are dip coated with a layer of Silica
Lacquer. The 10 AR coating machines at GKB Hi-Tech are of the
latest standards offering a broad band coating. All AR coated
lenses also have an additional hydrophobic coating.
|All the lenses produced
meet not only with ISI specifications but also international
standards including DIN of Germany, FDA of USA. GKS Hi-Tech
has a reputation of always being up-to-date with the latest
technological advancements in the optical field. In addition
to exporting to over 30 countries worldwide, GKB Hi-Tech has
grown to be one of the most successful and largest ophthalmic
lens manufacturers in India, with a market share of 35-38%,
and an annual sales of 20 million dollars
GKB Hi-Tech Lenses
not only have managed to achieve a well knit marketing and distribution
system in India, but have also gained immense popularity in the
In order to maintain a sustained rate of growth in exports, GKB
Hi-Tech have opened their own subsidiary in South Africa, and looks
forward to opening laboratories and distribution centres in the
Middle East, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mauritius and Indonesia.
- The only company to produce and export glass and plastic lenses,
to more than 30 countires worldwide.
- Own subsidiary and distribution centre in South Africa.
- A market share of over 38% in India.
- Only company having 14 prescription labs and 5 service centres