In 1987, Wiley X, Inc. began its quest to become a world leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets. Born on the battlefield by developing unparalleled relationships with U.S. Armed Forces and elite Special Forces units, Wiley X remains a standard issue item with many of these freedom protectors. Wiley X’s success quickly escalated when commercial markets that rely on impact resistance began to reach out due to the tremendous reputation Wiley X established within the military and law enforcement markets. These markets included sport hunting and shooting, motorcycle riding, fishing, hiking, biking and various extreme sports. In 2007, twenty years after opening its doors, Wiley X built an office in the town of Vemb, Denmark to manage and facilitate all European markets.