The story of OWP
Founded in 1947
1947: Hans Strätz and Franz Fremuth founded the “Optische Werke Passau”.
1950: The optical factories already employ more than 150 people and deliver their glasses as far as Sudan.
1960: Everything is going! In the 1960s, extravagant glasses made of celluloid were made, reflecting the zeitgeist of a generation.
1998: The licensed Mexx brand is launched and is followed by the Mexx Sun, Youth and Kids segments.
2006: Straightforward, high quality and noble: OWP launched the licensed Strenesse collection and supplied the national football team with sunglasses for the World Cup.
2010: Glasses for individualists. With Metropolitan Eyewear, OWP expanded its portfolio with a confident brand for the free spirit of the big city.
2015: “op Couture GmbH” became part of the OWP group. Two traditional companies that complement each other perfectly are now growing together.
2017: After 20 years of successful licensing, OWP was able to acquire the global eyewear trademark rights from Mexx International.
2020: The OWP group has expanded through the acquisition of another longstanding company, Dr. Beck GmbH, thus expanding its portfolio with the brands “FLAIR” and “bx. eyewear”.
From classic/elegant to stylish/refined
The OWP women’s collection embodies the love for detail and sets the highest standards for design and quality.
Whether excitingly feminine, colourfully sophisticated or timelessly elegant, each of our creations has an irresistibly unique character, making it the perfect statement for the fashion-conscious woman.
Symbiosis of technical sophistication and cool style
The OWP men’s collection focuses on the highest quality materials, technical sophistication and maximum comfort, realized in cool, modern designs.
For the style-conscious man who also applies the highest quality standards when choosing his glasses.