Optrel Establishes New Operation to Serve North American Welding Shops

Operating as Optrel Inc., the East Greenwich, RI office and distribution center will manage all customer service, sales, marketing, and distribution for Optrel products in the United States and Canada.

Optrel AG (Wattwil, Switzerland) a global innovator of auto-darkening filter technology for welding helmets, has opened its first office and distribution center in North America. Operating as Optrel Inc. (East Greenwich, RI), all customer service, sales, marketing, and distribution for Optrel products in the United States and Canada will be managed through its own East Greenwich facility.

When a welder needs a helmet or a replacement lens, we know they need it yesterday,” said Daniel Ritler, the Optrel AG chief executive officer. “Our mission continues to be a welder’s trusted partner in safety, health, and productivity, and to provide them with the most innovative welding helmets and lens technologies possible. We are committed to locally serving their needs as it happens and with the best service possible.”

Known for its groundbreaking e680 helmet, which allows the welder to select between DIN 5 to DIN 13 shade levels and can be used with a wide range of welding methods and amperages without any restrictions, Optrel has a new slate of products that fulfill welders’ underserved needs. The recently launched and NIOSH-approved e3000 Powered Air Purifying Respirator improves air distribution and comfort in extreme environments. Optrel is also preparing for the launch of the Weldcap®, a radical innovation in welder comfort and field of view.

Optrel Inc.’s customer service center (401−398−7240) is open Monday through Friday from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (EST) and can assist customers with all product inquiries, technical support, distributor orders, and warranties. All orders placed before noon will ship the same day.



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