Why We're Different
It’s not just the revolutionary nature of our products or the unique talents of our team that make us exceptional. Our pursuit of excellence in all areas of the business and a sector-leading programme of continuous improvement also support world-class performance in customer service, on-time delivery, and the efficiency of our internal processes.
In the defence sector, for example, the quality of our products and the rigorous processes that underpin all our work have earned us first tier supplier accreditation and approval to supply the US Tank Command (TACOM). These credentials, together with ITAR compliance, allow us to apply our skills to confidential, groundbreaking projects that help bring next generation technology to life – for the benefit of the armed forces and beyond.
Setting the standards
Independent auditors report that our on-time delivery statistic is in excess of 90% (against an industry average of around 65%), with 98% customer acceptance of our product quality (against an average of around 90%). We are also ISO 9001:2008 accredited, members of the West of England Aerospace Forum, and members of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, which advances emerging technologies through information exchange, publications and professional development.
1999: First to manufacture graded head-up displays
2003: Sole supplier of gas analysis filters for the Beagle mission to Mars
2004: First to produce an infrared cut-off lens for Nokia mobile phones
2007: First to market with colour-neutral ophthalmic laser filters
2012: Winners of SC21 Bronze award for exceptional product quality and on-time delivery
2013: Sole partner of Zodiac Airspace (Airbus) on the EU Clean Skies initiative
2014: Sole supplier to the MOD for next generation optical components on new armoured fighting vehicle
2016: Awarded a 10-year agreement from BAE Systems to supply HUD combiners assemblies for their advanced LiteHUD products
2017: Awarded major contracts from the UK MOD and US DoD totalling over $2m