Hologlass 1 year anniversary

Happy Birthday Hologlass!

Only 1 year old, but already growing fast!

Thanks to the opening of a subsidiary in Michigan last year, and relocation nearby of warehousing operations, sales went up by 6% for the first year, and additional + 20% is expected for 2018.

Great thanks to the team, keep going on!

Fabien Azzi, HOLOPHANE Dalian (Chine)

HOLOPHANE involved in ecological actions in China

On the 26th of August in 2017 in Dalian (China), a cleaning operation led by the city’s trade union has been organized.

About fifty volunteers coming from various sectors answered the call, such as students, members of the government, employees and head of companies, among which Mr Fabien AZZI, General Manager of HOLOPHANE Dalian, who participated for the second time.

The operation consisted in picking up all the trashes found along the roads of the black mountain of Dalian.

Since it settle in the city, Holophane Dalian has always devoted itself in ecological actions in favor of China’s environment and this event permitted to prove its involvement.

By this way, Mr AZZI wishes to share HOLOPHANE’s values such as a continuous improvement, human respect and environment protection.

Dalian is strongly attractive in terms of economic activity and is trying to be ever more. This city is strengthening its management and improving its quality and its efficiency. Besides it, a new free trade zone has been implemented increasing its international influence, modernity and innovation.

Congratulations to Mr AZZI Fabien for investing himself in favour of HOLOPHANE’s adopted city: Dalian.

Read the article in the Chinese press



In order to better answer and satisfy the needs of dynamic American Market,Holophane SAS decided to strengthen its presence by opening a new subsidiary in Michigan State under the name Hologlass.






  • Market deserves more competitions
  • Easy communication with no jet lag waste of time for new projects development
  • Reactive customer service for already running projects






The turnover of the company has grown by 40 % since 2014 on this continent, to reach now 11% of group’s turnover. The perspectives for the future are quite positive because of the steady demand in American market for new performing products for lighting systems.

Holophane is leader in technical glass components for automotive lighting industry, thanks to his capacity to invest in new technologies and innovate, proposing new high design and challenging shapes. Today almost all car makers are using Holophane products.

Implantation mondiale d'HOLOPHANE





HOLOGLASS is located in Michigan, the American motor state! Easy choice as Michigan concentrates all automotive key players.

In order to improve the customer experience at logistic level, by assuring a higher stock control and reactivity, we moved as well the warehouse close to HOLOGLASS offices.



Mr Alessandro Tripoli “Business Development Manager – Americas” has been appointed General Manager of Hologlass.


Main mission :


  • To manage HOLOGLASS subsidiary
  • To develop the sales in this region,
  • To improve logistic network and customer service


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The French Consul for Northern China visiting Holophane Dalian

On march 16th, Holophane had the pleasure to Welcome Mr Marc LAMY, the general Consul of France for Northern China, to its plant located in Dalian, Liaoning province.

The French consulate gives a great support for French companies located in China, especially by facilitating relationship with the Chinese authorities.

Led through the plant by Mr Fabien AZZI, the general manager of Holophane China, he could discover – among others – the latest evolution of fully automated production lines, jointly developed with Holophane headquarter in France.

A growing company in a fast moving city

Holophane, world leader in glass components for automotive lighting, made the strategic choice to establish a Chinese subsidiary in Dalian city by 2002.

This northern city was offering both a dynamic process zone, and also a major international harbor. It is now the most dynamic city of the Liaoning province, and today, Holophane is the second biggest French company in Dalian.

Thanks to this location, Holophane can realize more than 40% of its global turnover in Asia: not only with China, but also with Japan, S-Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & India.

Since 2002, Holophane Dalian plant expanded from 1200 sqm to 8000 sqm, its headcount now being almost 270 people, and  its output went from 1 million lenses in 2002, up to 10 million today.

A winning strategy

The French Consul Mr Lamy has been very impressed by Holophane in China, and made an enthusiastic comment on WeChat, qualifying Holophane as “ a great example of medium size French company succeeding in Asia”.

Message du Consul général de France, Marc Lamy

Nissan Note

New Nissan Note leading the sales in Japan

For the first three months since its introduction end of October 2016, the new Nissan Note has been leading the sales in Japan.

Holophane is proud to have both of its two main product lines featured on this best-selling model.

HOLOPHANE products on Nissan Note

The LED headlamps are using a glass aspheric lens coming from Holophane Chinese plant in Dalian, and the fog modules are applying a glass cover lens produced at Holophane historical plant in France.

This new generation of wide and rectangular fog modules, will also shape the front faces of other new Nissan models like Kicks, Rogue, Micra or Qashqai.

For this specific application, Holophane glass cover is of course tempered to improve its mechanical and thermal robustness, but it also applies a special inline sulphur dioxide treatment, to enhance its resistance against ageing.

Holophane on LinkedIn

Holophane opened its own LinkedIn page with the aim of sharing with you the current events of our company.


L’impartial, September 29, 2016

Holophane has just launched two new productions lines at high performance on the site of LES ANDELYS for the production of aspherical lenses.

This will allow the company to satisfy the requirements of automotive market in terms of quality because machines will be fully automated and under the supervision of their managers.

About fifteen jobs will be created for verification of finished products and line operations driving.

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Holophane glass bricks at the EURALILLE shopping centre

In 2015, the EURALILLE shopping centre had a complete makeover with a total interior renovation. Holophane glass bricks were used in this renovation as part of various developments.

EURALILLE, a shopping centre visited by more than 36,000 shoppers on a daily basis, enjoys an ideal location at the centre of the business district between 2 railway stations (Flandres and Lille Europe).

To underline the large numbers of people now visiting this centre, the company Fred&Fred, a Holophane partner since 2010, was chosen to create 3 glass brick designs: a chandelier with 148 glass bricks, a totem and floor tiles. The role of these glass bricks is not just aesthetic but, thanks to its optical properties, it allows light diffraction.

The company Fred & Fred, “light designers”, relied on Holophane’s expertise to develop a unique concept to support a confident interior design: the creation of glass bricks including optical effects.

There are various ways that these optical tiles can be used and it offers new opportunities for creativity as demonstrated by its use on the EURALILLE shopping centre interior renovation project.

The new FERRARI GTC 4 Lusso includes the cornering function

The new Ferrari GTC4Lusso, presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016, includes the cornering function in its LED lights.

The cornering function allows lateral diffusion of light when the vehicle turns and uses the LED source.

To make the system compact and efficient, the lens uses a specific design (freeform) to guide the light emitted by the LED source through different optical surfaces.

Holophane has supported this project and participates in the development of new lighting applications based on LED technology.