Activities: Medical Devices – Contact Lenses
Employees in Waterford: 1400
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 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 additional of multiple production lines to support the manufacture of daily disposable contact lenses. This is expected to create 100 new jobs at the site by 2021.
Bausch & Lomb won “Overall Waterford Business of the Year” and “Exporter of the Year” at the 2020 Waterford Business Awards.
Check out this videos from IDA Ireland about Bausch & Lomb’s Waterford operations…