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About Us


Knight Optical has been operating for over 30 years, with our managing director Colin Overton at the helm. Over this time, we have become a global leader in the production and distribution of scientific optical components and bringing quality into focus for all of our products and services that we provide.

Starting from humble beginnings, Knight Optical has gone from strength to strength, with expansion in the UK and our USA office opening in 2015. We aim to keep expanding and ensuring we can serve the global market in the years to come. Located in Kent, South East England, we are just 20 minutes away from the Channel Tunnel rail link meaning convenient distribution to Europe.

What we do?


We serve a wide number of industries including:

  • Scientific
  • Defence
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Optoelectronics
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Laser
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Oil and Gas

All these industries are served by our highly qualified and skilled workforce which enables us to offer custom made solutions economically, in virtually any shape or size. Combining traditional methods with modern state-of-the-art systems and metrology equipment enables us to offer quality, competitiveness and prompt delivery schedules within 2 – 3 weeks from receipt of an order.

We are happy to undertake projects of all sizes – from one-off research orders to large scale production runs with call off delivery schedules.

You can be confident that no matter what your question, our staff are always happy to help; we believe that giving great customer service is an essential part of our business. Working in partnership with customers, we can help to determine individual specifications, and select materials and tolerances.

Additionally to our custom optics, we offer over 3000 stock items, ready for dispatch and available to purchase from our website for prompt delivery. All optical components dispatched from Knight Optical are tested in our state-of-the-art metrology laboratory, so you know that the parts you are receiving are ready for use.

Bringing Quality Into Focus


Quality is the one thing you can be sure of with Knight Optical. We use quality management systems and are ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2004 accredited. Our workforce use these quality management systems along with being trained in drawing quality standards, including but not limited to ISO10110, BS4301 and MIL-SPEC.