The "Optical Industrial Institute Philipp M. Winter," manufactures the very first goggles through manual production in Fürth-Poppenreuth.
In 1930 company founder Philipp M. Winter equips athletes with safety goggles.
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".
The uvex group starts selling fashionable sunglasses under the brand Filtral.
Start of distribution of reading glasses.
Establishing the FILTRAL GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG as an independent subsidiary within the uvex group.
Europe-wide distribution of sunglasses and reading glasses.
Relaunch of the logo of the brand Filtral.
Member of the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative). Monitoring and implementation of social standards at the manufacturing sites in accordance with the BSCI Code of Conduct.
Launch of E-Commerce business, distribution of reading glasses and sunglasses on Amazon
The Filtral logo gets a modern look.
With a handling volume of around 12 million pairs of glasses, Filtral is active as a leader in all major markets in Europe.
Relaunch of the Filtral website.