Global brand Nikon have leased a 2,205 sq ft showroom over Ground & Basement on The Langham Estate at 64 Margaret Street for their new London “Centre of Excellence”. Following a comprehensive refurbishment, the Ground Floor will be a showroom for their latest products and the Lower Ground for consumer training and gallery space.
Nikon, is a Japanese multinational corporation whose headquarters are based in Tokyo, Japan. Specializing in optics and imaging, its products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measurement instruments, and the steppers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor fabrication, of which it is the world’s second largest manufacturer.
Nikon Corporation was established on 25 July 1917 when three leading optical manufacturers merged to form a comprehensive, fully integrated optical company known as Nippon Kōgaku Tōkyō K.K. Over the next sixty years, this growing company became a manufacturer of optical lenses (including those for the first Canon cameras) and equipment used in cameras, binoculars, microscopes and inspection equipment. During World War II the company grew to nineteen factories and 23,000 employees, supplying items such as binoculars, lenses, bomb sights, and periscopes to the Japanese military.