Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant


Thales Angenieux

Precision optics
Boulevard Ravel de Malval
42570 Saint-Héand
Rhone-Alpes

Tel : +33 (0)4 77 90 78 00

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The company is known worldwide as the manufacturer of high-tech optical and optronic systems, specialised in the design and production of zoom lenses for the cinema, television, surveillance and security, as well as in the production of night vision goggles.


Located in the founder’s home village since 1935, it is recognised by professionals in the trade.

It has unique, complex know-how in the production of zoom lenses (term trademarked by the company in 1958), widely used by television and cinema camera professionals. 90% of the films made in the world today use Angénieux Optimo zoom lenses. The company’s innovative capacities make it a major player in the development of 3D.

The company exports the vast majority of its production to the USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America.