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A Prosperous Post-Pandemic Pathway for Knight Optical 

9th Oct 2021

While COVID-related repercussions have impacted the world over the past year and a half, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – has demonstrated its business resilience by swiftly adapting to disruptions and maintaining business-as-usual status amidst a worldwide pandemic. 


Here at Knight Optical, we’re proud to have continued our high-quality operations efficiently during the pandemic – throughout both lockdown periods and in circumstances where the Government had lifted restrictions. What’s more, during these testing times, we were on hand to offer our excellent optical advice and provide stock and custom-made optics for a whole host of pandemic-busting devices – such as research and medical equipment as well as UV sterilisation materials. 


Find out more about our optical components for suitable for UV sterilisation and disinfection applications here.

Our Expert Advisers Are Ready to Help You

With a dedicated technical sales team in our UK and USA office, we are well-poised to assist with all types of projects worldwide. Each base is well-informed on geographical trends and requirements and has a wealth of experience working across a broad range of sectors.

Click here to view just some of the sectors that we partner with regularly.

Alternatively, if you’d like to talk to a team member, please do not hesitate to get in touch here.

Custom-Made Optical Components 

Throughout the pandemic new and cutting-edge projects have required customised optical components to become a reality. Due to Knight Optical’s wide array of manufacturing capabilities, we have been able to work closely with our customers to provide such optics that are fit-for-purpose and therefore easily integrated within their system.

To view our custom capabilities, please click here.

Stock Optical Components 

Relied on heavily during the pandemic, our stock range of over 3000 optics are ready for next-day dispatch for those projects that demand quick lead times. Furthermore, we can edge down stock optical components to meet your project’s dimension requirements at short notice (dependent on optics/availability. To discuss further, please contact an adviser here).

Click here to view our full range of stock optics.

Quality You Can Depend on Time and Time Again 

Much has changed since the pandemic sent waves through all our industries in 2020. However, for Knight Optical, our quality-first ethos remains to steer the success we have today. This quality that we’re renowned for wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for our state-of-the-art testing facilities and quality assurance department.

In-House Metrology Laboratory 

Equipped with high-end testing equipment – to measure everything from the surface form error and spectral requirements to complex dimensional specifications and optical properties – our metrology laboratory is there to ensure all optical components are tested against, and meet, their specification before being sent to our customers. Trained technicians are also on hand to assist with testing queries and data (which can be dispatched with your optical components). What’s more, you can also hire out our metrology laboratory. So, if you’re looking for a fully equipped testing facility, do get in touch today.

You can learn more about our Metrology Laboratory here and to find out more about hiring the facility, please click here.

Dedicated QA Department 

Last but by no means least, our hawk-eyed QA Department has also been notably busy of late. Ensuring your optical components meet your specific surface quality specifications is imperative. With regular audits and a passionate team, you can still rest assured that your components will arrive in the finest quality. 

 You can learn more about our QA processes here.

A Final Word from Our CEO 

Speaking of the future of the company, Colin Overton, CEO of Knight Optical, says:

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, Knight Optical illustrated its flexibility to critical change and bounced back with immediate success. I’m incredibly pleased with the entire team here and their devotion to serving our customers with a high level of assistance throughout worldwide turmoil. Furthermore, I’m extremely proud of the services that we provided to those companies working against the clock to manufacture and supply COVID-busting equipment to help defeat the deadly virus”. 

“With new technology and industries on our books this year and sustaining the same level of quality that’s become expected from the Knight Optical brand amidst a pandemic, the future’s undoubtedly bright for Knight Optical. We look forward to welcoming even more brand-new clients to the long-term benefits of working with us.”

For optical advice or to find out more about any of the above offerings, please do not hesitate to get in touch by using the below details:

Europe, UK, Asia & RoW: [email protected] +44 (0)1622 859444

USA & Canada: [email protected] +1 401-583-7846

About Knight Optical

Knight Optical is a global leader in supplying optical components and has been for over 30 years. With a dedicated account manager, in-house metrology laboratory and a QA department, we provide an outstanding service to our customers. Discerning manufacturers and engineers rely on Knight Optical for the service and products we provide.

We are extremely proud of our high-quality output, and every single team member at Knight Optical is dedicated to providing a first-class service for all. In 2020, we distributed almost 400,000 custom optics. With an in-house overall reject rate of below 1.5% last year, it’s easy to see why we’re the number-one optical component supplier for so many noteworthy global corporations.

If you are looking for premium-quality, bespoke optical components, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Technical Sales Team today.