SOFI ESSILOR has 230,000 square feet divided into 3 plants. ECO I Lab was inaugurated in 2008, creating 550 jobs and ECO II Lab will start working now.
Sofi started operations in Chihuahua in 1985 manufacturing prescription glasses; 17 million pairs of glasses are currently made at this factory.
Essilor International S.A. is a French company that produces ophthalmic lenses along with ophthalmic optical equipment. It is based in Paris, France, and quoted on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange. As one of the 40 largest companies traded in Paris, it is a component of the CAC 40 share index.
Essilor is responsible for creating Varilux, the world's first progressive lens which corrects presbyopia and allows clear vision in the wearer's near, intermediate and far vision. The company formed from the merger of ophthalmic firms Essel and Silor in 1972. Essilor now operates in over 100 countries over five continents. Its activities are largely focused on research and development. It is the world's largest manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses