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One of our employees at work at our facility in the U.S.A.
For more than 40 years the STUDEX® brand has signified trust and safety in ear piercing around the world. Our systems have a stellar track record: STUDEX instruments have been used many million times worldwide to pierce ears.

Ear piercing studs 'made in U.S.A.'
Our headquarters, STUDEX Inc., is located in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Our engineers and designers work together utilizing the latest in manufacturing technology to offer the very latest in fashion with the highest quality to consumers. This represents the foundation of our success. All our ear piercing systems, studs and earrings are manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in the U.S.A., as the inscription “Made in U.S.A.” indicates.

All STUDEX products are subjected to a stringent quality control process
Once completed, every STUDEX instrument and earring passes through a stringent quality control process to deliver the safest and most beautiful products available. We adhere to rigorous health and safety standards for our employees and our products. As a result, all STUDEX sterilized ear piercing studs meet or exceed European Union standards and FDA regulations (U.S. Food & Drug Administration).

At our facility in the U.S.A.
From the U.S.A., our products “travel” all around the world. STUDEX has subsidiaries or exclusive partners in more than 70 countries on six continents. STUDEX of Europe, based in Koblach, Austria, exclusively controls our sales operations in Europe. Our local European subsidiaries are part of our European and international teams. As experts of the local jewelry markets, they are responsible for marketing and sales in their respective country and—via our European headquarters—provide valuable ideas and market trends for our international headquarters.

Ear piercing studs in the auto pack assembly process
Mold maker tool

STUDEX is a member of the International Association of Ear Piercing Market Specialists (Internationaler Verband der Ohrlochstech-Spezialisten, EPM) e.V. The association represents the interests of manufacturers and distributors of ear piercing system in politics, the economy, and the general public and informs the public about ear piercing and the formation of opinion in the industry. It advises and represents its members with regard to political lobbying, EU directives and national laws and regulations as they relate to ear piercing. In addition, it offers its members information about current topics and a platform for the exchange of industry-specific ideas. The EPM provides expert advice and serves as liaison between the industry and lawmakers.

The Ear Piercing Manufacturers of Europe (EPM)

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility is very important to us. Therefore STUDEX has been engaged in various local and international projects for many years, especially in the fields of youth sports sponsorships, social institutions, and disaster relief.

For example, STUDEX sponsors the local track and field club (Förderkreis der Eckentaler Leichtathleten e.V.), located just around the corner from our German subsidiary in Eckental near Nuremberg. Our commitment includes the sponsoring of the team’s jerseys, additional financial aids for the club, and providing a vehicle for trips to sports events and competitions. The STUDEX logo adorns the jerseys of the young athletes, who are performing extremely well—from the local and regional to state level and even in national and international championships. Laura Gröll, for example, has been crowned the German Octathlon Champion of 2016. In addition, several sports events of the club carry the sponsor’s name, such as STUDEX® Sprint Day (Sprintertag) or STUDEX® Eckental Cross.

Local athletes with STUDEX jerseys

Together with the House of Sports and other regional partners, STUDEX supports a regional children’s charity organization (Kinder für Kinder e.V. Eckental) and the ATP tennis tournament Bauer Water Technology Cup in Eckental/Nuremberg, which was founded to support this children’s fund. For more than 20 years, this ATP Challenger tournament with a current prize money of €30,000 has drawn national and international tennis stars to Frankonia. In addition to an annual financial contribution, STUDEX also helps this international indoor tennis championship of Bavaria by granting vacation days to employees volunteering with the access control team. As every year, many top players are expected to come to Eckental this year as well. In addition, STUDEX is a sponsor of the runners, cyclists and swimmers of Franken Speed Fighter e.V.

We also helped a local preschool (Evangelischer Kindergarten Eckenhaid) with a contribution to the purchase of playground equipment. And we support the Lions Club Eckental-Heroldsberg with the annual purchase of typical local bakery goods for Mardi Gras.

STUDEX also supports various international projects. For example, we help with contributions for the victims of natural disasters, e.g. after the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in the year 2013. And we maintain a child sponsorship with a charity that helps people in South India (Zukunft für Menschen in Südindien e.V.).