June 3, 2013
By Melody Uy
Los Angeles –Cooke Optics announced that it will extend its factory and workforce in Leicester, UK to accommodate the sustained and growing demand for its world-leading, hand-crafted lenses. The news comes on the day that Cooke receives the Technical Lifetime Achievement Award at Cine Gear Expo 2013 in recognition of the significant contributions Cooke has made to advancing the art and craft of film making.
A growing order book for Cooke’s new range of Anamorphic/i lenses, which were launched to great acclaim at NAB 2013, as well as continuing demand for the popular miniS4/I, 5/i and S4/i ranges, have necessitated the factory expansion. Cooke will add a further 300m2, which will house more assembly and projection facilities as well as an R&D laboratory. A 10% increase in the workforce will be required to fuel the expansion.