Carls Zeiss to invest US$41 million in Baja California

STUTTGART — During a meeting in Germany, executives of the German company Carls Zeiss, announced to the delegation of Baja California, the investment of US$41 million, in an operations’ expansion in the Photo Fusion division, to add two production lines in its plant in Tijuana. In addition it was explained that a 10,000 square feet area will be used for photo-chromic processes and said project will generate 200 direct new jobs in the next 3 years.

Considered part of the medical industry, the company currently employs 2,700 people in the manufacture of plastic resin lenses and in the optical precision lens assembly laboratory.

The growth project in its 3 stages, includes adding polymerization processes to obtain resin “thermoset” polycarbonate and the Photofusion patented by ZEISS that consists in granting the resin gradual degradation to the micas when being exposed to the sun by means of equipment of advanced manufacturing within a clean room.

It is expected that with the implementation of this project, the production of prescription lenses will increase by 30% to reach 149,000 lenses per day, making Zeiss Tijuana the largest supplier for the markets of America and Asia.

Source: Monitor de noticias