About Us

A History of Quality

Nakanishi Vision Co. Ltd., Fukui, Japan is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of eyeglass frames and lenses, representing many of the world’s top brands. The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nakanishi Optical, a privately held company started by Eiichi Nakanishi in 1966, Osaka, Japan. In the beginning, Nakanishi Optical quickly established itself as a global eyewear company, providing design, engineering and manufacturing services through a network of suppliers in the Fukui prefecture. Fukui has long been recognized in Japan and around the world as a manufacturing center for high quality eyeglass frames and lenses. The label ‘Made in Japan’ is associated with high quality, this was especially important for the many luxury brands that quickly came to rely on Nakanishi Optical.

Nakanishi Vision

Recognizing the need to have better control over the entire process, from beginning to end, Nakanishi Optical created Nakanishi Vision in 1977, locating the Company in the competency center for eyeglass manufacturing in Japan, Fukui. The goal from the beginning was to create an environment that attracted the very best individuals in their field – designers, engineers, craftsmen and technicians, all sharing a passion to create beautiful, high quality eyewear.

Additional Nakanishi Optical subsidiaries created to support specialized materials and processes, include:

NiTec Eyewear (Dalian), Inc., China
Nakanishi Optical (Dalian) Co. Ltd., China

40 Years of Producing Quality Eyewear

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Corporate Profile

Company Name Nakanishi Vision Co. Ltd.
Address 54-2-27 Shimoemori cho, Fukui-shi, Fukui 918-8037
Phone 0776-35-8185
Business Activities Design, engineer and manufacture a diverse array of products and services allied to the eyewear industry
Number of employees 230
Affiliated companies Nakanishi Optical Co., Ltd. Osaka, Japan
NiTec Eyewear (Dalian), Inc. China
Nakanishi Optical (Dalian) Co. Ltd. China

History of Nakanishi Vision

1966

  • Eiichi Nakanishi founded Nakanishi Optical, Osaka, Japan

1977

  • Established Nakanishi Vision, Fukui, Japan

1980’s

  • Introduced first nickel-titanium alloy, super elasticity frame (NiTi)

1990’s

  • Established Nakanishi Optical (Dalian), China
  • Started Titanium frame in Japan
  • Introduced plastic and metal co-injection frames
  • Started Acetate/Metal combination frame

2000’s

  • Established NiTec Eyewear (Dalian) China
  • Expanded design and development capabilities at Nakanishi Vision, Fukui

2010’s

  • Keiichi Nakanishi became President of Nakanishi Optical
  • Investment in CNC machinery and test-lab equipment at Nakanishi Vision, Fukui
  • Invested 3D printer
  • Established Design office in, Osaka, Japan
  • Introduced the industries first injected molded magnesium frames
  • Investment in R&D for new materials and technology

Design

Collaborative, purpose-based design helps to create original, functional works of art
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Engineering

Innovation, technology, materials and processes push the limits of what is possible
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Manufacturing

The most advanced manufacturing technology is used to create every collection
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Quality

Quality is about pride of workmanship; every product reflects a commitment to producing the very best
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Administration

A strong sense of team and purpose drives a culture of innovation, quality and accountability
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