Shamir’s safety division, Shamir OHS has merged its operations with Shamir Australia at the company’s Brisbane lab, which means from 1 June 2018, all Shamir OHS prescription safety eyewear will be manufactured in Australia.
Shamir OHS caters for all categories of safety eyewear certified to Australian and New Zealand SAI Global Standards, including;
- Prescription safety eyewear in Eyres flat and wrapped frames fitted with Shamir lenses,
- Eyres Plano safety eyewear with bifocal readers in clear, tinted and polarised lenses, and
- Eyres Plano safety eyewear in clear, tinted, photochromic and polarised lenses
Paul Stacey, CEO of Shamir Australia and Shamir OHS, said “It is very exciting to have our safety operation working hand in hand with Shamir Optical in Brisbane. We can now provide fast service and high-quality safety products which are locally manufactured and branded Australian Made!”.
Shamir developed its presence in the safety eyewear market after purchasing Eyres Optical in 2015. Eyres Optical had a strong presence in the safety field, selling mainly plano safety eyewear from its Perth location. Recently, the Shamir Optical Lab in Brisbane was certified to manufacture prescription safety eyewear by SAI Global.
from 1 June 2018, all Shamir OHS prescription safety eyewear will be manufactured in Australia
Shamir OHS will use Attitude III lenses in its wrap frames and Spectrum progressive lenses in flat frames. MEI robotic edging equipment will be used to glaze the flat and wrapped safety frames. This equipment ensures a perfect bevel positioning and the firm fitting required in safety eyewear.
Peter Murphy, National Sales and Operations Manager at Shamir OHS said, “Shamir has been receiving on going requests from the market to source their Shamir safety orders from the same location as the optical lenses. We have adhered to their requests and Paul and I are very excited about the many benefits that this will now provide to our customers”