Markus T, the German-based eyewear manufacturer, recorded a single-digit increase in annual sales in 2017. For 2018, it expects annual sales to increase by 8 percent. Sales in Germany account for 40 percent of total sales, while sales in Asia represent one-third of the company's total. The brand is sold by local distributors in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. All of the brand's products are made in Gütersloh, Germany, where it recently enlarged its production site. Markus T manufactures about 55,000 frames per year at its own production site, where 55 people are employed. Another 30 people are employed in the company's headquarters, which are next to its production site in Gütersloh.