OPTIX Co was founded.


The company built its first and private production facilities. On February 5th, the first optical element was produced.


The workshop for "Spherical and micro-optics" was built. In October, OPTIX Co launched in exploitation the first machine for optical coatings.


A plant was built for conventional optical components in Popintsi village. Started a modernization of "Spherical optics" workshop. OPTIX Co  mastered the crystal processing technologies of Ge, Si, CaF2.


OPTIX Co received a quality certificate ISO 9001:2000. The single tube night vision goggles DIANA were certified by the Executive Agency "Testing and measurement control of armament, equipment and property" to the Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria. The company won three international competitions for supply of equipment for night surveillance. 120 people of the staff undergo PHARE program training of EU. A new workshop "Flat optics" was opened. OPTIX Co developed night and day sights for small arms.


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The workshops "Preparation operations" and "Micro optics" were fully modernized. A new workshop "Mechanical processing" was built. OPTIX Co won a competition to build an experimental system for monitoring and early warning of the approaches to site of strategic importance. OPTIX Co designed the twin tube night vision goggles DIANA TT for commandos and special forces. Started a development of a set of devices for ophthalmology.


OPTIX Co won:
-a complex tender for equipment of the Bulgarian army with single and twin tube night vision goggles, night and day sights;
-two contest of PHARE program and developed the monocular Diana M, along with a new day sight, night sight, and a collimator sight.
The company established a joint venture firm within the company`s territory for production of endoscopes in collaboration with two leading German companies in the field of optics and medicine.


The modernization of workshop "Finishing operations" was finished. OPTIX Co introduced a management system ABAS  ERP. That same year the company developed the mobile thermal imaging system TERMA-04 and won the national competition for "Innovative enterprise of the year".


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OPTIX Co is one of the first companies in Bulgaria with a certification in accordance with NATO standards AQAP 2110. The company won the contest of the "Agency of the investments" for "Investor of the Year" in category "Investments in high technologies". For second consecutive year OPTIX Co won the National competition "Innovative Enterprise of the Year" and received Diploma from the President of the Republic of Bulgaria for the implemantation of innovative technologies.


OPTIX Co implemented an integrated management system comprising five international standards: ISO 9001:2000 – Quality management, ISO 27001:2005 – Information Security, ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental protection, AQAP 2110 – Military Standard NATO, OHSAS 18001 :1999 – Healthy and safe working conditions. For the third consecutive year the company won the award for "Innovative enterprise of the year".


OPTIX Co celebrated its 10th anniversary on a corporate gala cocktail party at the Military Club. It became the first Bulgarian company that received the Japanese Prize "Bosei- striving for the stars". The top prize was given for efficiency of the applied system for Total Quality Management /TQM/ in OPTIX Co manufacturing. In the same year the company also was awarded with the Grand Prix of the Bulgarian Industrial Association for its contribution to the development of the Bulgarian economy and honorable sign - plaque for cooperation from "Artillery weapons and ammunitions".

OPTIX Co received a "Certificate of excellent practices" in support of the workplace health, given by the European program "Promotion of the health in the workplace".
The Bavarian representation in Bulgaria supports OPTIX Co as a Bulgarian company with the largest contribution for the year in bilateral economic relations.
Eng. Ivan Cholakov won the National Award "Man of the 21 century".



In January 2010, OPTIX Co as a part of the international consortium ATO, signed a contract for building an integrated surveillance system monitoring of the Bulgarian Black Sea border. At the heart of the project is envisaged to cover the Schengen requirements set by the European Commission.
The Executive Director Ivan Cholakov was awarded with a golden anniversary award and a Diploma in the category "Manager" in the annual awards IN-5 of the Bulgarian Chamber of commerce in April.


 On 03.02.2011 was held the official opening of a strategic project of the Republic of Bulgaria related to monitoring and protecting the Black Sea frontier - "Blue" border. The integrated system is built and maintained by the ATO consortium, whose member is OPTIX.

It provides the Bulgarian Border Police with all the necessary equipment for marine operations - to detect, identify and track maritime vessels and other illegally passing intruders in the area of their responsibility (territorial waters, exclusive economic zone and search and rescue zone) through technical cooperation with other similar systems of the Member States of the European Union and NATO.

OPTIX won for fourth time first place in the competition "Innovative Enterprise of the Year".






On 06.02.2012 OPTIX Co officially opened "IR and UV objectives" - a new facility, built with an investment of 5 , 8 million leva. Its construction was a project that the company has won funded under the procurement "Competitiveness" and the amount of subsidy is 50%.


On18.12.2012 OPTIX Co received another award in the contest "Innovative Enterprise of the Year" in the category "Independent innovation lifecycle."




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