Founded by the merger of two optical companies.

BBGR has over 160 years experience within the optical industry.

In 1846 Louis Berthiot created one of the first lens coating factories in the world. Located at Sezanne, this factory is now the industrial site of BBGR for the manufacture of semi-finished organic (reading) lenses.

In 1848 GR was founded by a group of labourers. This company, which specialised in the manufacture of mineral lenses, rapidly developed as Guilbert Routit. Located at Provins, the site is now BBGR's biggest manufacturing centre for optical lenses. 

Provin have been responsible for designing and producing the many landmark lenses and coatings for which BBGR has earned global recognition.

BBGR entered the UK market in 2001, and supports the UK independent market from our centre based in Tyseley, Birmingham.

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