Press Release: Essilor Laboratories of America to Move Bell Optical to State-of-the-Art Industrial Lab in December
Dallas (October 18, 2019)— Essilor Laboratories of America (ELOA) announced today that it is moving its Bell Optical Lab and building it out into a state-of-the-art industrial lab in Columbus. Designed to reduce complexity while improving turn time, customer service and quality, the Bell Columbus lab will be the largest integrated lab in the ELOA network and will co-locate with the company’s largest distribution center in the U.S.
Bell Columbus will use the latest surfacing, coating, and finishing equipment with advanced sustainability standards to reduce waste and water usage, with faster processing – which supports the company’s efforts to be environmentally friendly and support the communities in which it serves. Employees from Bell Optical will move to the new location later this year, and the company will more than double the number of employees in Bell Columbus.
The Bell Columbus Lab will be fully automated, with the most technologically advanced equipment and technology to deliver rapid turnaround times and the highest quality manufacturing of lenses for both Ohio customers and customers across the U.S. The Essilor Lab Network is the largest independent lab network in the nation, servicing large accounts to local ECPs in the way they want, with the products they desire.
Essilor of America, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States, is driven by the company’s mission of improving lives by improving sight. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor employs more than 10,000 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, Xperio UV™, Eyezen™, and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. is the largest and most trusted optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of products and services to eyecare professionals across the nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International.