Concentrating Global Activities in Thailand Improves Customer Relations

UITHOORN, The Netherlands, September 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The global headquarters of HOYA Vision Care, one of the leading developers and producers of high-quality optical lenses and eyeglasses, will be moved to Bangkok on October 1st. Also the global Quality function and part of the R&D function will be moved from Japan to Thailand. By concentrating these resources HOYA will be able to respond more quickly to changes in the global market place.

The move will benefit all customers, HOYA states.

HOYA Vision Care wants to have the global headquarters in close proximity of its five production facilities near Bangkok in order to speed up decision-making processes.

By concentrating Quality and R&D functions there, HOYA expects synergy with Production leading to state-of-the-art solutions for its customers worldwide.

An additional benefit of moving the R&D function to Thailand is the possibility for HOYA to receive researching incentives from the Thai Government.

HOYA Vision Care employs nearly 5,000 people in Thailand, which represent 50% of its global workforce.

The offices and staff of HOYA Vision Care Europe, HOYA Holdings NV, as well as HOYA Lens Netherlands will remain in Uithoorn.

HOYA Corporation is a global technology company based in Tokyo, Japan, and the leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high-tech products and services based upon its advanced optics technologies. HOYA is active in four fields of business: (1) Eye Care – provides eyeglasses, operates retail shops for contact lenses, and makes intraocular lenses for cataract surgery; (2) Life Care – provides endoscopic systems; (3) Electro-Optics – makes mask blanks and photo masks for the semiconductor devices and LCD panels, optical lenses for digital cameras, and glass memory disks for HDDs; and (4) Imaging – produces SLR/compact digital cameras, interchangeable lenses, lens modules and micro lenses.

SOURCE Hoya Corporation