With two factories in the South of China, each with about 200 workers, and producing acetate, metal and combination frames, we take pride in producing medium to high end frames of great quality. Both factories, purchased by Icare in 2007 and 2017, have been established since very long (the oldest was one of the first frame factory in Hong Kong back in 1975) and benefit from immense experience in frame manufacturing. The detailing, the finish and the quality of the products that we deliver daily to our clients is what makes us different in the industry.
Established in 2016, our factory aims at supplying “out of China” medium end products, in volumes, to the optical industry. With a limited number of workers (70 people in 2019) and a high tech set up in terms of machinery, we offer very competitive prices while offering the best quality standards the optical industry can propose. Indeed, we believe that the market is looking for competitiveness but also design and quality products. The factory will double in size and triple in capacity this summer 2020 to accommodate the increased demand for “alternate to China” supply chain.
Cost is of course one of the main reasons we moved to Cambodia but that is far from being the only reason:
Khmer people are very meticulous and are known in South East Asian for being very caring and careful, a key aspect to make the item that customers will see first when trying their frames at home !
Sihanoukville provides a stable working environment (less than 3% staff turnover and 0% for management) as we do not have much industries around us and because working conditions are good. Yet, we are a mile away from the port, providing us with good support for imports and exports.
No Chinese new year to deal with.
Cambodian social and environmental laws provide a sound development base for people and for a factory.
A great environment for production: Easy recruitment, no canteen (people go home to eat), no dormitories (workers leave in Sihanoukville), proximity of the sea in this resort town…!
The great character of the Khmer people: The true country of smile !
Our Commitment to Charity and Local Communities
Icare is strongly involved and committed to the local community by financially and logistically supporting a NGO based in the village where we are located.
“Les Enfants de Klang Leu”( https://lesenfantsdeklangleu.org/ ) is a Cambodian, non profit charity organization that supports local kids by providing tutoring and school support, school amenities, whole year day care allowing parents to go to work and older kids to go on with their studies. They also train the kids to hygiene, cooking, grow vegetables and even house repairs after the wet season.
Our customers have also shown great support to the kids by supporting the charity either through direct financial support or by contributing a few cents per case bought. In return, they have been allowed to mention this support in their company communication and, for some, on their products ( “in support of https://lesenfantsdeklangleu.org/ “). A great way to justify your decision to supply your frames from Cambodia to end customers, to combine charity and company communication but above all, to support a great cause: Helping promising and deserving Cambodian kids