Optrel AG

In 1986 we were pioneering the safety gear development field with automatically darkening welding helmets for the welding and grinding industries. Today we are a leading global supplier of face and head protection products, breathing protection solutions and active sunglasses.

Every year we deliver well over one hundred thousand pieces of safety gear for the welding, grinding, and healthcare industries. And we are not a mass producer. Almost every piece of safety gear is unique. Tailored to the needs of the customer.

We are still shaped by the special culture of a family business. Strong values and sustainable action make us a reliable partner. The continuous pursuit of perfection and the combination of the latest technologies and materials with the most modern production processes are reflected in every Optrel product and guarantee to our customers. In addition, our protective industrial welding, grinding, and healthcare gear is developed to the highest level of safety, incomparable wearing comfort and a unique design.

In everything we do, our customers and us are united by a common goal. We want to sustainably improve their processes.

The start-up from back then has long since become a global player. The Optrel Group includes highly specialized companies such as Optrel Tec AG, in which the entire product development process is bundled. Our sales and logistics network spans the entire globe and is ensured by our sales companies Optrel AG, Optrel Inc. and Optrel Sports AG. Wherever our customers are, we are close to them.

Optrel is an international leader for safety gear development, like innovative active eye protection products for the welding, grinding, and healthcare industries. It is a technological leader in the development of ADFs for the welding industry and other optoelectronic protection systems. Optrel AG is headquartered in Wattwil, Switzerland with its North American operations, Optrel, Inc., based in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA.

Optrel Industry Safety Gear

Our Approach


Optrel is focused on people’s needs. Our company is completely focused on fulfilling each of our clients’ needs and requests. Besides serving our clients and working to satisfy all expectations, we continuously progress and innovate from our customers’ valued feedback.


It is our mission to improve existing products and continue to innovate our processes and produces with the latest technologies.


Our dynamic associates have a vital role in actively influencing our agile development processes and support building a strong team-culture. Thanks to our open and honest information policy, specific education and the leading with target agreement Optrel creates an environment which allows our associates to work independently and act autonomously.


Optrel knows, strong partners make us even stronger! We appreciate our long-lasting relationships and highly value the continuance of our strong partnerships. While constantly improving our technology standards, we rely on sustainable and forceful alliances. We complement our program with smart products from experienced partners.

Optrel = Quality

Our ‘Swiss-made’ stamp symbolizes the long- standing tradition of the successes Swiss companies have exhibited by working in tandem with their clients and partners. “Made in Switzerland” is more than just a slogan. Optrel constantly strives to excel in the global, competitive world market, offers the best quality and operates at the highest level. Optrel is made in Switzerland and is proud to offer an unparalleled service to all of our partners and customers around the world.


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