Optronics International recently kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration, with the announcement that it will be moving its North American headquarters into a new 200,000-square-foot facility on a 17-acre campus.
The company also has introduced a 50th anniversary logo and a newly revised corporate website. Details of the new facility, logo, website and other related developments will be presented to the industry during NTEA Work Truck Week 2022.
“Fifty years is a milestone that few companies ever achieve,” said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. “I’m happy and proud to say that Optronics has enjoyed five decades of continuous growth throughout a myriad of economic cycles as well as the current pandemic with its related supply chain challenges.”
Though established in 1972, Johnson pointed to the most recent decade as Optronics’ most pivotal, noting that the company dramatically altered the competitive landscape in the commercial vehicle lighting and harness business.
With 700 staff members worldwide, Optronics will ultimately consolidate its three current Oklahoma-based operations into the new Tulsa facility and will maintain its Goshen, Indiana, location and its USA Harness manufacturing plant in Winnsboro, Texas. The Tulsa campus will serve as the company’s corporate headquarters, as well as a research and development lab, assembly plant and distribution hub, and will allow Optronics to immediately expand to accommodate rapid growth.
Optronics has also taken the occasion of its anniversary to highlight its updated web presence and the introduction of a revised Optronics USA Harness logo, which includes a representation of the company’s signature Glo-Light lamp as a central feature. Through the remainder of 2022, the logo will also include a “50 years” designation.
“We’re looking forward to first publicly celebrating our anniversary with staff, customers and industry contacts during Work Truck Week 2022,” said Marcus Hester, chief marketing officer for Optronics International. “Our interactive booth will feature our anniversary graphics, highlight lighting and harness displays and enable us to access interactive content.”
Optronics’ website allows users to select and filter information on more than 3,000 lighting and harness product offerings. The site also includes a 360-degree product-viewing feature that allows users to closely examine products from all angles while accessing technical and product data.
The website includes more than 500 recently added items, including Optronics’ “Smoke Series” lamps, new trilingual packaging, and a variety of multi-function lamps, DOT utility lamps and white LED lamp products. Optronics also has a number of unique new lighting solutions now under development.
“Although we try to do it in every interaction, all of us at Optronics would like to offer our deepest and most sincere thanks to our customers,” Johnson said. “Not only have they made our first 50 years possible; they have made each of them a resounding success!”
Optronics products are available in the U.S. and Canada through the company’s extensive distribution network of more than 30,000 convenient distribution locations. Users can access individual Optronics distributor websites by simply clicking on their logo icons.