24 Aug 2011
Pentax’ Optics was acquired by Hoya in 2008 and was part of the companies
camera division. Now Hoya has sold Pentax for around 85.4 million Euros to the
office electronics manufacturer Ricoh.
The acquisition will not affect our customers in any way. Also Pentax
difficult supply situation of late is improving.
Since 1919 the Asahi Optical Co. has been producing optical components. In 1951 production of CCTV lenses was started, firstly under the brand name Cosmicar and later as Pentax.