14.05.2010

Contact lens manufacturer purchases Vista Optics

Contact lens manufacturer purchases Vista Optics

By Martin Burns

Contact lens manufacturer Mark"ennovy Personalised Care has bought Cheshire-based polymer company Vista Optics, it has been reported.

Announcing the deal, George Nabil Sarrouf, Mark"ennovy chairman and chief executive officer, said the organisation "respects" Vista Optics" research and development strengths.

He explained: "With our strong lathe-cut and moulding manufacturing units in Madrid, Spain and Romsey, UK, the excellent research facilities at Vista Optics make it a natural fit with Mark"ennovy."

Mr Sarouf added that the firm will aim to support Vista Optics" international customers base for quality contact lens materials.

The deal has seen David Walker, who founded Vista Optics in 1979, join the board of Dealtforce, the holding company of Mark"ennovy, while directors Andy Chryssolor and Don Grocott will continue to work with the firm.

Meanwhile, contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb has revealed that DraftFCB will be responsible for the company"s European advertising account, with the new deal seeing the agency taking care of TV, press and outdoor promotions, Campaign Live reported.

by Alexa Kaczka


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