Corporate Integration of Alcon Japan and Ciba Vision
Jan 10, 2014
A company specializing in total eye care emerges
Alcon product portfolio covers a comprehensive spectrum of eye care
Tokyo, January 10, 2014 – On January 1, 2014, Alcon Japan Ltd. and Ciba Vision K.K. completed a corporate integration, making a new start as Alcon Japan Ltd.
With the integration of Alcon Japan, which has a portfolio of surgical equipment, intraocular lenses (IOLs) and pharmaceuticals such as eye drops, and Ciba Vision, which deals in contact lenses and lens care products, a company has emerged with a portfolio that covers a comprehensive spectrum of eye care.
In Japan, there are increasingly diverse requirements for eye care according to the lifestyles of each generation. At the same time, eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma are expected to increase with the aging population. Consequently, there is a growing interest in and need for eye care.
Alcon Japan provides comprehensive solutions for eye care, with the supply of surgical equipment and IOLs used in the treatment of cataracts, as well as eye drops and surgical devices for treating glaucoma. In addition, the contact lenses and lens care products offered by Alcon Japan improve quality of vision (QOV), thereby contributing to enhancing people’s lives.
On the occasion of the integration, Seiichiro Matsumura, President of Alcon Japan, commented, "Our greatest strength is that through this merger, Alcon has emerged as a company with a comprehensive specialization in the ophthalmology field. We will be able to leverage our wide product portfolio to respond to the eye care needs of each generation, while providing comprehensive solutions for specific eye diseases and needs. Alcon Japan will continue to help people see better through innovative products, thereby contributing to ophthalmology in Japan."
Outline of the New Company
Company name: Alcon Japan Ltd. Address: Akasaka Tameike Tower, 2-17 -7 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Representatives: President and CEO: Seiichiro Matsumura Number of employees: Approximately 1,200 Business description: The import, manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and tools for the ophthalmology field, as well as contact lenses and lens care products.
Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people worldwide see better. The three Alcon businesses – Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care – offer one of the widest portfolios of eye care products in the world. Alcon is the second largest division of the Novartis Group with pro-forma sales of USD 10.2 billion in 2012. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Alcon has more than 24,000 employees worldwide, operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, visit www.alcon.com.
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