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uvex safety group expands global reach with acquisition of a substantial interest in HexArmor®

The uvex safety group announced today that it has acquired a substantial interest in U.S. based HexArmor®. This strategic investment in HexArmor® significantly expands the uvex safety group presence in the Western Hemisphere.  

In 1993, uvex Winter Holding, parent of the uvex safety group, sold its U.S. business including the trademark rights in the Americas. “In light of this, we are delighted to return to the world’s most important industrial health and safety market after 20 years,” says Michael Winter, Managing Partner of the uvex group.

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uvex sportsline – Trainer style safety footwear

Don’t compromise just because you are at work! The new uvex sportsline safety shoe range brings together functionality, comfort and style in a lightweight, slim and flexible design. The ideal solution for light industry applications such as warehousing and logistics, automotive, maintenance or assembly work. 

Equipped with metal-free penetration-resistant midsole and toe cap, the uvex sportsline protects and offers a high level of flexibility when working. The shoe toe area is protected against wear and tear with a TPU scuff cap helping to increase product life especially when kneeling.

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Plus X Award seal of approval for uvex 2 safety shoes

The uvex 2 safety shoes range continues to live up to its slogan "Pushing the Limits – Setting New Boundaries". The Plus X Award panel of judges awarded the seal of approval to the uvex 2 range for innovation, high quality, design, functionality and ergonomics.

This is the third consecutive time that an independent panel of judges has certified the extraordinary uvex 2 product concept, which is unique to the market for personal protective equipment (PPE).

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uvex i-works: Look good, be safe!

Reliable protection, exceptional comfort and a wide range of applications: The uvex i-works combines comprehensive functions and a consistent selection of materials with a sporty look. 

Our eyes are not only our central sensory organ, but also crucial to our ability to work. Therefore it is all the more important that they are fully protected, particularly in challenging, potentially harmful environments.

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90 years of the uvex group: Fürth-based family company is celebrating its 90th anniversary

In line with its philosophy of "protecting people", the family-owned company based in Fürth has been synonymous with the best-possible protection for sports, leisure and industrial workplaces for 90 years.

Having grown from its small workshop beginnings into a global company, uvex is today one of Germany’s major international brands.  

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uvex safety eyewear included among "Brands of the Century – Stars 2016"

The uvex safety group and its safety eyewear, which forms a major part of its product portfolio, have been named among the "Stars 2016" in the latest edition of "Brands of the Century".

The collection is published every three years by the "Deutsche Standards" publishing house and presents the strongest and most famous German brands from a wide range of industries.

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And the winner is… uvex 1

uvex 1 x-tended support 8512 safety shoe wins the German Design Award 2015

After receiving the internationally renowned design prize, the "German Design Award 2015", the uvex 1 x-tended support 8512 has once again confirmed its position at the top of the winner's podium. Following the Red Dot Product Design Award 2013, the Focus Open 2013 in Silver and a nomination for the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2014, this is the most significant sign yet that uvex is at the forefront of innovation and design.

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uvex invests in Lüneburg site

More than EUR 15 million has been invested to secure the future of the glove specialist uvex safety gloves. Inauguration of new manufacturing halls in the Elso-Klöver-Straße.

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Red Dot Award 2014: astrospec 2.0 is awarded

uvex safety group a winner in the Red Dot Award 2014: uvex astrospec 2.0 is awarded for high design quality

uvex safety group convinced the 40-member expert panel for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 with the high design quality of its uvex astrospec 2.0. In the current competition, the international experts discussed and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries. But only designs which won over the jury with quality and innovative strength won an award. The safety spectacle by uvex safety group was successful and received the coveted Red Dot quality seal as its deserved reward.

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Protection at the highest level

The new uvex textreme protective clothing line

In line with its guiding principle of protecting people, the focus of the uvex safety group is on the permanent further development of innovative safety product solutions. To meet this requirement, the uvex textreme clothing line has been redesigned and developed into a collection with absolute added value for customers without foregoing the customary protection.

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uvex astrospec 2.0 – new edition of a classic!

Redesign of the most successful safety spectacles of all time

When the uvex astrospec range came onto the market in 1990, it was a design revolution and soon developed into the most popular safety spectacles in the world. To date over 50 million pairs have been sold worldwide. The uvex safety group is now presenting a successor that combines the classic design of the astrospec with the features of modern safety spectacles.

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On the winner’s podium through design and sustainability

uvex1 safety shoe receives prestigious and pioneering awards

For the first time, the prestigious “EU Ecolabel” has been awarded in Germany for a shoe. The EU Ecolabel assesses the whole of the material’s value chain as well as the impact on the environment during production. The European Commission has awarded the uvex Group the label for the uvex1 safety shoe and therefore paid tribute to its sustainable manufacturing process. The shoe model has also won the Focus in Silver for outstanding designer quality and a Red Dot Design Award for being a perfect combination of work and leisure shoe. The Fürth-based family company, uvex, develops and distributes worldwide products and services for the safety and protection of people at work, in sport and for leisure pursuits.

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Safety shoes with lightweight design

Ergonomics and exceptional design: the uvex 1 shoe range

The development of safety footwear is no longer just determined by requirements of the area of application, but also by technical innovation, ergonomic and medical considerations, fashion and sustainability.  The new, prize-winning uvex 1 safety shoe range represents one perfect solution to these requirements. 

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Prescription industrial safety spectacles

The new uvex i-3 add offers integrated dioptric correction.

The demographic shift in society is also clearly evident in the working world. To coincide with the A+A 2013, the uvex safety group is launching safety spectacles with built-in dioptric correction for near vision which provide optimum protection for employees with presbyopia (age-related long-sightedness). The patented lens technology of the uvex i-3 model, which has received many awards, ensures high spontaneous wearer acceptance whilst also offering optimal comfort

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uvex i-performance - next level equipment

Maximum performance is ensured through the quantifiable product benefits of our innovative product system.

The uvex safety group once again proves its unparalleled innovative strength in industrial health and safety. uvex is presenting its new product system at the A+A 2013: uvex i-performance. These products support the natural movement of the human body, reducing pressure and stresses while also maximising comfort.

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uvex continues to see Germany as a strong investment location

World market leader from Fürth with innovative product systems at the A+A Safety, Security and Health at Work Trade Fair

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PROFAS is „Top-Innovator 2013“

Lüneburg - PROFAS GmbH & Co. KG (from
1 November 2013: UVEX SAFETY Gloves GmbH & Co. KG), subsidiary of the uvex safety group, was nominated "Innovator of the year" in this year's nationwide TOP 100 corporate benchmarking competition. In the overall ranking, PROFAS took the top spot in category B for companies with 51 to 250 employees. On 5 July 2013, scientific journalist Ranga Yogeshwar presented the award and quality seal to the PROFAS Managing Director, Franz Keller, at the evening ceremony held in the Axel Springer Passage in Berlin.

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safety eyewear uvex i-3 is 2012 Product of the Year

Safety eyewear innovation awarded by Association of Plastics Manufacturers.
Just a few weeks after its launch at the A+A 2011 in Düsseldorf, the uvex safety group’s new safety eyewear innovation is one of the winners of the “2012 Product of the Year” for plastics consumer products.

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uvex 3D - intelligent ergonomics

Every individual is different and the wide variety of body shapes and sizes means that size charts and classification systems are not always accurate. However, for personal protective equipment in particular, a perfect fit is one of the most important factors to ensure wearer acceptance.

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safety eyewear uvex pheos

uvex pheos are no ordinary safety spectacles. Innovative technology is incorporated in the attractive design.

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uvex hybrid coating for safety eyewear

The uvex safety group, leader of innovation for coating technologies is raising the bar with the new uvex hybrid coating.

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uvex RX gravity zero prescription safety eyewear

Rimless spectacles are extremely common in the private domain and differentiate themselves through their light weight and an uninhibited field of vision in particular. Taking these qualities into account, uvex safety group has developed the new uvex RX gravity zero frame collection.

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uvex Hearing Protection App

The uvex safety group is showing its innovative skills once more with an app designed to help you chose the correct hearing protection. With the touch of a finger your smartphone measures the noise level in your surroundings. If the measurement surpasses 80 decibels, a suitable selection of uvex hearing protection products will be suggested, according to noise intensity. Alongside product images, detailed information and article numbers for the different hearing protection products are shown.

The uvex hearing protection app can be downloaded directly from, or found in the App Store using the search term “uvex”.

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uvex phynomic safety gloves - 3 dimensional precision

Perfect fit, optimum function and absolute purity. The uvex phynomic safety glove is setting the standard among knitted safety gloves for precision work.

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uvex cagi sustainability

Protection of the environment and climate, as well as dealing with limited resources and societal change, are some of the most important challenges of our time. The focus of all uvex’s activities can be summed up by our motto protecting people. Commitment to sustainable, socially aware and socially responsible business is derived from this motto.

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uvex xenova atc safety footwear

At the A+A 2011 in Düsseldorf, the world’s leading trade fair for personal protective equipment, the uvex safety group presented the new sporty uvex xenova® atc safety footwear range designed for manual work, logistics, aviation and ancillary construction trades. The unique 3D safety comfort cell ensures that the range, which makes up part of the new uvex 3D product system, stands out, providing support and all-round stability for the feet and consequently increasing wearer comfort.

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The glove is uvex

PROFAS GmbH & Co. KG, the uvex safety group’s centre of expertise for safety gloves, has firmly established itself as a competent problem-solver and leader of innovation in the hand protection segment of PPE. High-quality products bearing the special uvex Profas name are sold in Germany and more than 25 other international markets. This year, the company is celebrating its 25th anniversary and can look back at a successful quarter of a century. From October 2011, Profas safety gloves will also be sold under the uvex umbrella brand.

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Top 100 “best in category” win for uvex

The uvex Arbeitsschutz GmbH, and specifically the “Eyewear” Strategic Business Unit, has been named one of the 100 most innovative German medium-sized companies in 2011. In addition, the company was ranked first in the category “Innovative Processes and Organisation” for its precisely defined innovation process.

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