About Optrel

Swiss Made Innovation

Optrel AG Logo showing the different companies under the Optrel brand.

optrel AG

In 1986, optrel pioneered the field of safety and personal protective gear with automatically darkening welding helmets for welding and grinding industries. Today, Optrel is a leading global supplier of face, eye, and respiratory protection for workers in industrial and healthcare.

Here’s the optrel difference:

  • Optrel products are not mass-produced. Almost every piece of safety gear is unique, and tailored to the customer.
  • Products are manufactured at optrel AG, in. Switzerland.
  • Although optrel has grown exponentially, we are still shaped by the ethos of a family business—strong values and sustainable business practices.
  • The continuous pursuit of perfection and the combination of the latest technologies and materials are reflected in every Optrel product and guarantee.
  • All optrel welding, grinding, and healthcare safety products are developed to the highest level of safety and comfort.


Optrel exists to make the lives of welders, medical professionals, and other workers safer, longer, and more fulfilling—on the job and off.

Optrel quickly grew from a small family company to a major 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.

For nearly 40 years, Optrel has manufactured personal protective equipment that increases productivity, enhances efficiency and improves workers’ lives on the job and at home.

Our current product lineup includes:

  • Welding helmets
  • Grinding sheilds
  • Solutions for welding in extreme conditions, including the Helix Quattro, 2.5 and the CLT
  • Powered air-purifying respirators (PAPR) systems, including the e3000x and the Swiss Air
  • N95 masks, including the P.Air Clear, the world’s first N95 with a transparent window
  • Softhoods for medical professionals, painters, and other workers
  • And more

Optrel products are used by medical professionals, welders, fabricators, and metalworkers worldwide who rely on smart technology to produce accurate results.

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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