- Activities: Medical Devices – Contact Lenses
- Employees in Waterford: 1450
Bausch + Lomb has had a manufacturing facility in Waterford since 1980. Today, the plant is the company’s biggest manufacturing site in the world, and the company is now the biggest private-sector employer in the county.
The Waterford plant supports research and development, as well as the manufacturing of contact lenses and surgical products. There is also a pharmaceutical manufacturing area within the site.
Between 2015 and 2017, the company invested $200m in the Waterford plant, leading to 300 new jobs.
And in 2018, Bausch + Lomb announced a further expansion to the site with the addition of multiple production lines (and approximately 100 new jobs) to support the manufacture of daily disposable contact lenses.
Bausch + Lomb won “Overall Waterford Business of the Year” and “Exporter of the Year” at the 2020 Waterford Business Awards.
Check out this video from IDA Ireland about Bausch + Lomb’s Waterford operations…