Ranking of the largest optics companies in Germany 2017-2018, by net revenue

Fielmann was the most successful German optics chain in 2018, generating around 1.13 billion euros in revenue. It’s a German company with headquarters in Hamburg and branches in other European countries. The next best-known optics chain, of the larger optics companies in Germany, is Apollo Optik.

The eye of the beholder

The German optics industry is one of the best-known in the world, regarding optical products for consumers (glasses and contact lenses), as well as its contribution to science and technology. In Europe, Slovakia has the highest share of eyeglass wearers. German industry revenues have been growing in recent years, amounting to almost six billion euros in 2018. Rising optics revenues are also visible in e-commerce. While Fielmann made the most, Apollo Optik had the largest number of stores in Germany.

Employment figures

While industry employee numbers have dropped recently, they did remain stable. Over 36.2 thousand ophthalmic opticians are working in Germany.

Largest optics companies ranked by net revenue in Germany in 2017 and 2018

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2017 and 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures prior to 2016 were taken from previous publications. The source does not provide information on missing figures.

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