Uvex has inaugurated a new €4.4 million headquarters in Fürth, combining its sports operations with those of its safety products. The complex comprises 4,500 m² of office space, accommodating 640 employees, and 1,400 m² for quality control and warehousing. Uvex' sister company, Alpina, reports meanwhile a 29 percent sales increase to nearly €40 million for the financial year ended last July 31, due to rising sales of ski goggles and other sports eyewear as well as back protectors.