If you’re making a great product, one that can fundamentally enrich people’s lives, you want to see its availability far and wide. This is the case with our CooperVision contact lenses.
I'm Dennis Murphy, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at CooperVision. I’m proud to say that we have a global presence with products sold in over 100 countries. This allows us to help correct people’s vision from those who live in Hangzhou, China, to people in Toronto, Ontario, and beyond.
Why do this? Because we want to help improve the way people see everywhere.
From our corporate headquarters in Pleasanton, CA, to our manufacturing plants in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico; Scottsville, New York; and Hamble in Hampshire, England—to major distribution centers in the U.K., U.S., and Belgium—CooperVision truly is a global company.
From Europe, to Asia, South America, and beyond
We’ve grown substantially throughout the years since our start in 1980. Today, we offer contact lenses for correcting both everyday and specialized vision needs, along with a complete collection of monthly, biweekly, and daily disposable contact lenses around the world.
Aside from North America, we have operations in Europe that—along with the Middle East and Africa—now represent more than one third of our business. Our commitment to this region is strong and growing.
Our Asia-Pacific region continues to evolve as we leverage our success in Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore to China, where we’re ready to provide the vision correction solutions they require.
Lenses that correct nearsightedness are strongly needed in those regions, and we want to help.
In Central and South America, we’re working with both those who need vision correction and eye care practitioners to ensure that everyone across the region has the opportunity to experience the benefits that CooperVision contact lenses offer.
Finally, we’re also thrilled to be ramping up operations in Russia and India. This explosive growth rate is both gratifying and exciting.
Contact Lenses: Thinking on a global scale
You’ve likely heard the expression that it takes a village to raise a child. We take the same approach here at CooperVision—only our children are our lenses and our village is the world. To help, we donated $47,137.86 as part of Optometry Giving Sight’s World Sight Day Challenge 2012. The Cooper Companies, our parent company, matched this amount and then increased it to $100,000. (You can read more about our global activism here.)
But, helping correct and improve people’s vision in different countries requires more than simply delivering products in a timely manner.
We also recognize that people have different wants and needs: No two eyes, no two patients, and no two days are ever the same. To best serve our customers and wearers globally, we have department heads dedicated to overseeing operations in each geographic region.
It’s important to have local people who understand the local needs and demographics, while collectively thinking on a global scale to meet global needs.
Delivering on the smallest details
Contact lenses are medical devices. They require adhering to stringent manufacturing guidelines. We do this every step of the way—from the initial lens conception by our PhDs around the globe to delivery of the end-products to your eye doctor’s local office.
I’m proud to be a part of helping bring vision correction to those who need it around the world.
As John Weber, our company president said, “Our journey is not one of a company; it is one of a collection of individuals who have come together on a single mission.”
By partnering and listening to eye doctors, and speaking with people like you, our wearers, we’ve developed a holistic approach that funnels down into delivering the best contact lenses we can provide to you, no matter where you may be.