At a glance

The uvex group is a medium-sized family business.

With 2700 employees and 48 subsidiaries in 22 countries, we achieved a turnover of over 450 million euros in 2018.

Development and production are concentrated in Germany and Europe. From the initial idea through research and development to production with state-of-the-art production processes, the entire value chain is in the hands of uvex. In this way, we protect our know-how sustainably and realize our ambitious vision: We want to be the best in our industry! All uvex products are characterized by technological innovation, high wearing comfort and unmistakable design. This applies - for example - to ski helmets, cycling goggles, hearing and respiratory protection, safety shoes and sunglasses from Filtral.

The constant transfer of know-how between top-class sport and occupational safety inspires our inventive talent and innovative ability.

Seven strong brands benefit from the manufacturing expertise of the three companies uvex safety group, uvex sports group and Filtral group. These are uvex safety, laservision, Heckel and HexArmor for occupational safety, uvex sports and ALPINA for sports, and Filtral for spectacles.

The uvex group is headquartered in Fürth, Northern Bavaria, where the majority of the company's employees are based. 

The company was founded in 1926 by Philipp M. Winter, who manufactured safety eyewear in his Optical Industry Institute. His son Rainer Winter invented the brand name uvex, a combination of ultraviolet excluded, the name for UV protection of glasses. In the meantime, the company is managed by the third generation, the fourth generation is already at the start.

The uvex group is managed operationally by the managing partner, Michael Winter, as a family business in the 3rd generation.

Gabriele Grau, shareholder of the uvex group, together with her father, Rainer Winter forms the foundation board of the Rainer Winter Foundation. The 4th generation is already in the starting blocks.

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