MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the eye protection market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Univet with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership. Univet actively demonstrates the essence of technology leadership through its commitment to innovative technologies, integrating existing technologies into new product offerings, and supplying high-quality, user-friendly products in the European marketplace.
"Univet invests heavily in R&D to come up with unique technologies that help differentiate the company's eye protection products from competition in the market," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Shray Sharma. "Key technologies include the SoftPad, which is a terminal that is attached to the temple of the company's safety eyewear products; Sylex, which is used in the company's laser safety eyewear frames; and Amber IPL, a lens designed to provide protection from intense pulsed light."
In addition, the company leverages its past knowledge in optical technologies and experience in the fashion eyewear industry to improve the design, visual appeal, and ergonomics of its industrial safety offerings. For instance, the concept of a mobile arm initially created for other applications was used to develop SoftPad for general industrial and laser safety products.
Further, Univet uses customer feedback to fuel technology innovation, develop comfortable and stylish eyewear products, and stay on top of market trends. The company's sales team constantly stays in touch with distributors to obtain such feedback and conduct market analysis on customer needs. R&D specialists then employ 3D modeling to design products based upon the specific requests and feedback received from end users.
"These strategies to improve operational efficiency and process design have enabled Univet to maintain a competitive product pipeline," concluded Sharma. "In addition, they have allowed the company to cater to several industries, such as oil and gas, mining, construction, medical, and pharmaceutical, as well as start expanding beyond Italy to other regions of Europe."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has developed a pioneering technology that not only enhances current products, but also enables the development of newer products and applications. The award recognizes the high market acceptance potential of the recipient's technology.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
Univet is specialized in the design and manufacture of industrial, medical, and laser safety eyewear together with magnification systems devised for the surgical and dental sector. Among the first companies to introduce the concept of sport and design eyewear into the safety field, Univet has developed products that are unique for their comfort and style. The thorough ergonomic study of frames is combined with extreme care about design and technology for a fresh conception of comfort and style.
Innovative and up-to-date, Univet stands out for its dynamism on the international stage; branches in France and North America and field offices all over the world have joined the Italian headquarter, that nowadays exports its products to more than sixty countries.
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