Global Leader in PPE, Protective Industrial Products, Acquires Australian Safety Eyewear Innovator, Scope Optics

Protective Industrial Products Inc. (PIP), a leading provider of hand protection, head protection, workwear, and footwear, has announced its acquisition of Scope Optics Pty Ltd., a pioneering safety eyewear company headquartered in Keysborough, Victoria, Australia. This move signifies PIP’s commitment to expanding its product portfolio with high-quality and innovative safety glasses.

Strategic Expansion and Enhanced Offerings

Founded in 2005 by Danny Sabados, Scope Optics has established itself within the safety eyewear industry through its dedication to design excellence, offering products that combine high quality, innovation, and affordability. Integrating Scope Optics into PIP’s existing range of eye protection brands, including Bouton Optical in North America and Europe, and Pro Choice in Asia Pacific, promises to deliver an expanded selection of premium designs and cutting-edge lens technologies to customers worldwide.

“We are delighted to welcome Scope Optics to the PIP family,” said Curt Holtz, President and CEO of PIP. “This acquisition is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing our customers with the best head-to-toe PPE solutions available.”

Commitment to Innovation and Quality

Danny Sabados, President of Scope Optics, expressed his enthusiasm about joining forces with PIP, highlighting the opportunity to extend their mission of providing high-quality, comfortable, and uniquely styled safety eyewear on a global scale. “Through the integration of PIP’s organisation, people, and capabilities, I am excited to expand our reach and serve more customers around the world,” said Sabados. This merger is poised to leverage the strengths of both companies, combining PIP’s extensive global network and Scope Optics’ innovative approach to safety eyewear.

Implications for the Global PPE Market

The acquisition of Scope Optics by PIP is more than just a commercial transaction; it’s a strategic move that underlines PIP’s proven acquisition strategy focused on strengthening its product portfolio. As a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, with a presence in over 35 locations worldwide, PIP is well-positioned to enhance its global footprint within the PPE industry. This merger not only promises to bring a wider selection of high-quality safety eyewear to the market but also signals PIP’s dedication to maintaining its leadership position by investing in companies that share its vision for innovation, quality, and customer service.

As the integration of Scope Optics into PIP’s brand portfolio progresses, the global PPE market can expect to see a broader range of advanced safety eyewear solutions. This strategic acquisition is set to redefine industry standards, offering enhanced protection for workers worldwide while setting new benchmarks for design and technology in safety eyewear.