Looking at labs: Amazing glazing

Mike Hale speaks to Sergio Weingarten about Galaxy Optical’s extensive lab facility and what the company offers independent practices

Galaxy Optical is best known within the UK optics scene for its long standing association with Tesco Opticians. With the relationship now coming to an end, Galaxy is making a striking introductory offer to independent practices, enabling them to benefit from its state-of-the-art lab facility.

‘For 20 years Galaxy Optical have been the end-to-end supplier to Tesco Opticians for their infrastructure, shop fits, systems, training and frames selection right through to the manufacturing and supply of the finished product,’ says Sergio Weingarten, international operations director at Galaxy Optical. ‘This was a highly successful relationship and along the way we won several awards for innovation and customer care.’

Galaxy has been based out of headquarters in Altrincham and it is there that the company carries out lens glazing.

‘All our glazing is done there and we have developed a sophisticated, IT enabled, lean manufacturing system with extremely high quality control standards,’ says Weingarten. ‘We have a number of MEI machines and we kept hearing from our independent customers that they can’t get the service and the quality; that there’s no one really out there championing their best interests. We feel that we are uniquely positioned with our service and our infrastructure to support this sector of the market.’

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