In 1974 the company BLOCK started trade with ophthalmological appliances and instruments. Already in the same year the offer was broadened by assortment of fixtures and fittings. From this point of time ophthalmologists and opticians were able to select from the entire range of ophthalmological appliances and instrument as well as a whole pallet of interior fittings such as floor coverings, curtains and furniture, sanitary objects, tiles, lamps, partition walls, doors and ceilings. In addition to this an own planning and customer service department were established. With this step BLOCK was one of the first companies in the optician/ophthalmological sector in Germany to specialise in features and fittings for opticians and ophthalmologists.
Over the years in cooperation with ophthalmologists and opticians BLOCK quality units such as CT, Vario, Duoline, Titan, Opal, Onyx, Jade, Solitair or the youngest member of the product range the refraction unit Innovario were developed. In addition to this the company BLOCK manufactures phoropter rails, phoropter arms, electric equipment racks, mirror systems and contact lens tables. Equally of great importance is the fabrication of individual and customised fixtures, desks and substructures that meet the customer requirements.
The number of employees of the BLOCK Group in the area of sales, administration and production has grown significantly compared to the early years. Engineers, designers, programmers, technicians, machinists, electronic technicians and carpenters all ensure that the complete BLOCK product range is produced to the highest quality. The commercial staff makes sure that there is a smooth and perfectly organized distribution domestically and abroad. An own development and productions department creates technically and ergonomically innovative concepts and assumes their realization. In collaboration with employed and free lance architects and designers trend setting solutions are created.