GKB Opticals, one of the largest optical companies in India, has opened its fourth outlet in Bangalore. The company plans to have 50 outlets operational across the country by the end of this fiscal. It is also targeting revenue to the tune of Rs 60 crore during the same period.
“With the boom in the retail sector, we believe in moving with the times making sure that what we offer is the most advanced in the country, be it our lenses, frames or eye testing facility. This new outlet makes a style statement, especially targeting upmarket customers,” BK Gupta, chairman and MD, GKB Opticals, told Indiaretailing.
Currently, GKB Opticals has a pan-India presence with 35 retail outlets. The company plans to double the current retail space of 39,000 square feet. The company is also learnt to have signed up for leased properties in high streets and in forthcoming malls across major cities.
Spread over 2,500 square feet on two levels, the new showroom has been designed to give an international lifestyle look. It has around 18 top international brands of eyewear accessories. The company has a strategic alliance with Seiko from Japan and Rodenstock from Germany.
The outlet has a wide array of lenses, frames, sunglasses, contact lenses and eyewear accessories. The attraction of this store is a designerwear Contact Lens Clinic and the LCD System Chart obtained from Nidek, Japan. The LCD System Chart will help customers get digital eye testing and check-up done.
GKB Opticals set up its first retail outlet in Gariahat, Kolkata, in 1968.