By Adina Moloman
Essilor International S.A., which manufactures and designs a wide range of lenses to correct and protect eyesight, is expanding its operations into Tijuana, Mexico.
The company, located in Charenton-le-Pont, France, will lease a new building and purchase additional equipment for the production of the corrective lenses for prescription eyeglasses to meet the demand for its products. The target market for its products is the west coast of the United States.
Construction of the new facility to expand their Manufacturing in Mexico presence is expected to be complete next year.
In Mexico they established 30 years ago a manufacturing plant in Chihuahua and also installed a few years ago the Ecco Essilor Chihuahua Optical Lab.
One of the latest challenges at the Chihuahua plant was the development of a polarized product line.
Essilor worldwide has more than 55,000 employees in 62 countries and manufacture 430 million lenses every year, spanning 630,000 model references.
Tijuana, Baja California has become one of the leaders in the manufacturing and assembly of medical devices worldwide. The new investment decision confirms the confidence on the medical devices industry in Mexico.