One million moulded aspheric lenses are to be supplied to a Chinese specialist in laser surveying equipment, Changzhou Huada Kejie Opto-Electro Instrument (HDOEI), by 2015. The lenses will be integrated into surveying products for the home improvement market, a new market sector for HDOEI, representing the increasing range of applications that optical components are used in.
LightPath Technologies, a manufacturer and distributor of optical components, infrared lenses and high-level assemblies, received the order for one million aspheres on 30 September. The lenses will be produced in the company’s recently opened high volume production facility in Zhenjiang, China.
HDOEI, located in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, manufactures laser surveying instruments and accessories for Fortune 500 construction engineering companies worldwide. The lenses chosen for this latest contract is part of its laser tool lens line. ‘With cooperation from LightPath, HDOEI will begin the development of the modern smart home market in China and Asia,’ said Ou Zhang, general manager and CEO of HDOEI.
‘We are very pleased to strengthen our partnership with HDOEI… as they continue to expand their market presence and enter the home improvement market in China and other countries in Asia,’ added Jim Gaynor, CEO of LightPath Technologies. ‘We are benefiting from a substantial increase in revenue generating opportunities and broader market applications as a result of our investments in technologies that decreased our lens production costs and expanded our production capacity.’