From the beginning...

Optical Industrial Institute Philipp M. Winter
The "Optical Industrial Institute Philipp M. Winter," manufactures the very first goggles through manual production in Fürth-Poppenreuth.

Company building Optical Industrial Institute Philipp M. Winter
In 1930 company founder Philipp M. Winter equips athletes with safety goggles.

Old uvex logo
The company is transformed into a corporation. Rainer Winter, son of the founder, developed the uvex brand as a shortened version of the quality feature "ultraviolet excluded".

Filtral retro sunglasses
The uvex group starts selling fashionable sunglasses under the brand Filtral.

Filtral reading glasses Monaco on a book
Start of distribution of reading glasses.

Company building, foundation of FILTRAL GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG, subsidiary of uvex
Establishing the FILTRAL GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG as an independent subsidiary within the uvex group.

Models with Filtral sunglasses, advertising
Europe-wide distribution of sunglasses and reading glasses.

Relaunch, Filtral logo
Relaunch of the logo of the brand Filtral.

amfori logo
Member of amfori, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. We participate in amfori BSCI. For more information visit

E-commerce, shopping cart
Launch of E-Commerce business, distribution of reading glasses and sunglasses on Amazon

TÜV, certification according to EN ISO 9001
Certification according to ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Filtral logo since 2014
The Filtral logo gets a modern look.

Graphic, home, relaunch Filtral website
Relaunch of the Filtral website.

logo certificate ISO 50001 Energy Management System
Certification according to ISO 50001 Energy Management System

Certification according to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

… into the future.

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