ZEISS eyewear technology will now be widely available in Indonesia through local optical services provider, Optik Tunggal
Michael W Kurniawan, Director of Optik Tunggal and Ven Raman, Managing Director of ZEISS Southeast Asia inked the memorandum of understanding for ‘Advanced Technology Collaboration’ on 22nd January 2014, at an event held at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, Indonesia in the presence of Dr Michael Kaschke, President & CEO, Executive Board, Carl Zeiss AG.
The Vision Care business group of ZEISS and Optik Tunggal enter into ‘Advanced Technology Collaboration’ in addition to the pre-signed ‘Manufacturing and Distribution Agreement’ and ‘Technology License Agreement’. The partnership enables Optik Tunggal to produce world class lenses for the Indonesian market.
“The sustained upward trend in the Indonesian market has convinced us to put our relationship with Optik Tunggal on a new footing, and to set the course for further growth under the umbrella of ZEISS technology,” says Ven Raman, Managing Director of ZEISS Southeast Asia.
“It is the marriage of the brands – on one hand Optik Tunggal has a history of 80 years; on the other, ZEISS has been an optical leader in the world for 160 years. We are keen to learn from ZEISS and incorporate the best technology to provide quality lenses and services to spectacle-wearers of Indonesia,” says Michael W. Kurniawan, Director of Optik Tunggal.
Founded in 1929 as ‘C.Fielen OD’, and then established under the name ‘Optik Tunggal’ in 1956, the company has been providing optical services in Indonesia for more than 80 years. It has developed a network of more than 156 outlets in most major cities in Indonesia, with a portfolio of over 40 international eyewear brands, all operated by well-trained ophthalmic and dispensing opticians all over Indonesia.
Optik Tunggal manufactures the lenses with support from Tunggal Optical Laboratory (TOL), and with this partnership, the company will be able to produce lenses designed by ZEISS in Indonesia.