CUBIK EYEWEAR – A BRIEF HISTORY
JUNE 2000 - Mr Ken Smith set up KG DISTRIBUTION
Early days saw frames designed and imported from Taiwan
FEBRUARY 2002 – First sourcing visits to China.
After 1 years research to learn the different quality levels that were possible from the different regions within China, three major OEM suppliers started to produce models for KG and are still making for us in 2013.
MAY 2006 saw a decision to research the lens industry with a view to expanding the range portfolio. A working partnership was established with a complete service glazing lab in Swindon (UK), Precision Optical. The MD for Precision, Justin Baker, worked together with Ken to develop a working knowledge of the lens and glazing lab industry.
APRIL 2009 - CUBIK EYEWEAR was launched at OPTRAFAIR providing a tight but fashionable range of frames all at a single entry level price.
APRIL 2010 – After 6 months consultation and testing, together with Justin Baker as an advisor, our partner RX laboratory in CHINA started glazing complete CUBIK frames + Lenses for UK outlets. The RX lab is state of the art with all latest machinery and in house QC providing excellent finished spectacles.
MARCH 2011 – sees us pass 15,000 jobs from our China lab with 99.8% QC pass. Extensive testing and research means CUBIK frames can now be offered with an extensive range of lenses including the latest designs of FREEFORM Multifocal lenses.
APRIL 2011 – New ranges of CUBIK launched at OPTRAFAIR with large inventory of stocks held in the glazing lab. CUBIK passes its European Trade Mark Registration.
OUR PARTNER GLAZING LAB…
currently ships around 1500 jobs to us each month that come to the UK on a daily FEDEX delivery where we unpack and then dispatch to our individual clients.
Stock lens jobs are processed same day and surfaced lens jobs typically within 48 hours.
Allowing for 2-3 days air transit and then re-checking orders at our central UK LAB, we expect to deliver most jobs within 5 to 9 calendar days. Generally our monthly breakdown is 70% single vision / 15% multifocal / 15% bi-focal.