HOYA to Invest $25M in Lab Expansion

Hoya Vision Care has announced plans to invest $25 million in a state-of-the-art expansion of its Ramsey, MN, lab and growing its capacity by 4,000 Rx jobs per day.
Hoya is a full-service premium quality Rx laboratory network with more than 30 laboratory locations in the U.S. Details about the new laboratory upon completion will include:
  • 25M+ investment in Ramsey facility and equipment
  • 70,000 square feet and 100 new employees
  • Full AR coating capability
  • Latest digital automated lens processing
  • Staff and customer expert training
  • Enhanced Rx capacity with room to grow
  • Advanced Safety Rx capabilities
  • 100% Renewable Energy Certificate from Connexus Energy that supports their solar farm and local honey bees
“This state-of-the-art Ramsey, MN, facility includes a full-service Rx laboratory and a world-class Advanced Technology Center (ATC) for research and development which will continue to drive technology and innovation for our customers and their patients,” says Jason White, CFO and Interim CEO, Americas. “Our mission is to provide ECPs with the technology and service they need to optimize the eyecare they provide to their patients so that they may fulfill their life’s vision. We only succeed when our customers succeed, and we must continue to expand our capacity to develop and deliver products and services to support our current and future ECP customers.”
As part of the expansion in Ramsey, Hoya has made an additional investment in its Safety Rx division. The Safety Rx business is trending towards digital Rx design and AR coatings. In order to meet the needs of our safety customers, Hoya is adding modern equipment and additional staffing into our laboratory network.