Charmant began to cover the Australian market directly last November, but its former distributor in the country, Optical Products, has been named sales support agent by the Japanese group. Charmant said the new structure would allow it to provide the Australian market with advanced products and services, while facilitating its sales and marketing activities in the region. Optical Products will continue to be run by Diane Qualife, but it will drop the distribution of other products to concentrate on those of Charmant.