SIGNET ARMORLITE INC. the world's leading ophthalmic lens manufacturer was established in 1983 by the union of two optical companies, Signet and Armorlite.
100+ people are currently employed in the UK operation and over 30,000 different lens lines are stocked in its fully computerised, paperless distribution facility. The Company was the 2nd in Gloucestershire to obtain the Investors in People Award which it has since had re-recognised in 1995 and 1998 and it is very proud of it's policy of providing service and quality through it's people and technology.
In 1994 Signet Armorlite was granted exclusive world rights from Eastman KODAK Company to produce and market a technologically advanced spectacle lens range under the world famous KODAK brand name.
In 1996 a new high tech KODAK Prescription Lens Coating and Processing Laboratory opened in Gloucester, combining the best modern lens material options and designs from the Signet Armorlite experts, with the very latest spectacle lens manufacturing equipment from around the world.