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Flex helped navigate key supply chain challenges through efficient manufacturing at its FDA-registered facility in California — where imported optical components arrived ready for integration, without requiring any further testing or certification.
Recon needed a custom manufacturing solution for its new Recon Jet eyewear to establish a strong market position. It sought a partner with deep experience in consumer wearables, nimble manufacturing expertise and the know-how and connections to deliver a scalable solution globally. It found those qualities in Flex.
Talking to Flex, it was almost like they were focusing solely on picking winners in this space and other spaces. They were okay with maybe it’s going to take time to get us where we need to be, but they were willing to come in and give us good terms, support us, help us get to that stage where we can sell millions. And they were set up to support us.- Dan Eisenhardt, Co-founder, Recon
Moving with agility from prototype to market
Recon’s partnership with Flex brought Sketch-to-Scale® capabilities and the agility needed to stretch from prototyping through production to market delivery. Recon worked with Flex to consolidate its supply chain, vertically integrate all plastics manufacturing for the smart glasses and assemble complete product units.
Expanding into new markets
Through Recon’s partnership with Flex, the company went to market with its smart, stylish new eyewear product. Recon is now positioned to capture a significant share of the wearable optical technology market — and sees promising growth opportunities beyond athletics into new spaces, such as public safety and enterprise applications.