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Duke of Kent visits Haag-Streit UK headquarters

Prince Edward was given a tour of the company’s Harlow headquarters and shown its Clement Clarke Ophthalmic product range

Duke of Kent

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, Prince Edward, visited Haag-Streit UK’s headquarters on 28 November as part of a trip to companies in the Harlow area.

Chosen for its focus on product innovation and its involvement in UK manufacturing, Haag-Streit UK and its sister company, Clement Clarke International, also welcomed Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Jennifer Tolhurst.

Managing director of Haag-Streit UK, Dean Johnson, said that the company was delighted to welcome the Duke of Kent to its Harlow headquarters.

“We were excited to be able to show His Royal Highness our UK-manufactured Clement Clarke Ophthalmic product range. We are very proud to be a leader in the manufacture and distribution of orthoptic, optometry and ophthalmic devices in the UK, so it was a great honour to show the Duke these devices and demonstrate how they are used in daily practice to diagnose eye disease,” he shared.

A tour was given of the company’s manufacturing facilities, including its injection moulding facility, assembly areas and quality control inspection rooms.

The Duke was shown products such as the Synoptophore and Perkins Mk 3 hand-held tonometer.

Pictured is technical operations manager at Haag-Streit UK, Kevin Chilcot, and Mr Johnson with the Duke of Kent.