HOYA Vision Care, a division of HOYA Group (HOYA) announced a definitive agreement to acquire the safety prescription eyewear business of 3M. This safety prescription eyewear business is an industry leader with over 90 years experience in North America and provides HOYA with a comprehensive line of frames, prescription lenses and premium coating options in a custom-made solution, serviced by a network of eye care professionals.
In addition to its strong North American presence, the business also currently provides safety prescription eyewear or frames in Latin America, Europe and Asia. The acquisition enables HOYA to provide business and industrial customers as well as consumers with a strong global safety prescription eyewear protection solution.
HOYA will acquire only the prescription part of 3M’s safety eyewear business, employing approximately 140 people, including an optical laboratory facility in Plymouth, Ind.
The transaction is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.
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