Kowa Optimed

Kowa Optimed is part of Kowa Company Limited, one of the largest privately owned companies in Japan. Founded in 1894, Kowa has grown into a multinational Japanese company actively engaged in various manufacturing and trading activities in the fields of optics, pharmaceutical, life science, textiles and various consumer products.

More than 70 years of experience with lenses
The electronics and optics division of Kowa began the production of lenses in the 1940s. Shortly after that spotting scopes and binoculars were added to the product portfolio.

High quality and broad portfolio
From the beginning, Kowa positioned itself in the high quality segment of the market. Most Kowa optical products are designed and manufactured in Japan.
Over the years, the product lines of lenses in the CCTV/security, machine vision and traffic control (ITS) categories have become one of the most extensive in the market. In addition to the standard lens portfolio, Kowa also provides custom lens solutions to ensure that each customer finds the perfect fit with a Kowa product for any type of project.

Continues innovation
By listening to customer’s voices Kowa is continuously offering innovative products. Every year Kowa is introducing new products offered in the standard catalogue including; high-resolution lenses, shock and vibration resistant lenses, lenses for multi-spectral imaging, waterproof lenses and many more.

Close to the customer
Since the beginning of the 1980s, Kowa has had a sales office in Europe. For the optical division, Kowa Optimed Deutschland GmbH serves the European market from Düsseldorf. A small, dedicated team of lens professionals provides sales and technical support for the European market. The European team works in close communication with the technical development and production in Japan.

Most lenses are on stock in Düsseldorf and can be shipped anywhere in Europe within a few days.

Company type
Manufacturer Vision Components


Kowa Optimed
Fichtenstr. 123

+49 (211) 542184-0
+49 (211) 542184-10
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