Our History

Stand MagnifiersCOIL are situated on the Slough Trading Estate, one of the largest and most vibrant industrial sites within Europe. The headquarters are very conveniently located within 15 minutes of London's Heathrow Airport, the M4 and M25 motorways and the West Coast Rail link. Even closer is the historic town of Windsor whose castle is home to Britain's Royal Family.

Combined Optical Industries Ltd. was founded in 1936 by Arthur Kingston and was regarded as the leader in plastic optics. The company pioneered techniques in the precision moulding of plastic optics using injection and compression moulding. As more and more low-vision products were introduced, the brand name 'COIL' started to become recognised throughout the world.

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In early 2000 COIL moved to a purpose built facility only a short distance from their original factory. The new modern, hi-tech offices provide a superior working environment that allows COIL to further expand their influence on the Low vision market.

As we enter the twenty-first century, the working ethos that has seen COIL. become one of the most successful innovators and manufacturers of optical products in the world, remains un-altered. We aim to deliver quality products and service to our customers at all times.