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Where are meopros made? (1 Viewer)

justabirdwatcher

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Need some help settling a disagreement. Anyone know where Meopta's Meopro binoculars are made? Not where they are assembled, or a portion are made, but where the bulk of the binocular comes from.

My bet is China. Others disagree.
 

Troubador

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Here is what Milos Slany of Meopta said in my interview with him in 2018, but note that he said this arrangement is constantly under review and may well have changed with the introduction of new models and also due to disruption caused by the pandemic.

MeoPro binoculars.

T: Is true that MeoPro binoculars are made using out-sourced components?
M: Yes but the precise components and where these are sourced from can change over time. We have a ‘make or buy committee’ which discusses what is the most efficient combination of making ourselves or outsourcing, and ‘most efficient way’ doesn’t always mean the cheapest way. It depends on our own manufacturing capacity and what else we will be making. Anyway this difference is reflected in the MeoStar binoculars being marked ‘made in Czech Republic’ and MeoPro marked ‘assembled in Czech Republic’. But to be very clear, MeoPro design is engineered in-house and so is final inspection before shipping to the customer.

Lee
 

Upland

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MeoPros were initially assembled on Long Island in the USA. Meopta closed that plant and moved production back to the Czech Republic a few years ago. Meopta USA made a big deal about them being “made” here when they were.
 

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