Six months after the closing in October 2011, caused by the worst flooding to hit Thailand in decades, HOYA Lens Thailand Limited has re-opened its manufacturing facility in Ayutthaya according to plan. HOYA starts production with limited volumes of prescription lenses [Rx] which will increase progressively on a monthly basis.
HOYA has taken several flood-protection measures to secure its facility in case inundations may occur in the future. These include the reinforcement of surrounding factory walls, placement of secondary steel walls and shutters, additional pump systems and drain pipes and a so-called irrigate wall that can be opened to let out water.
Additionally, the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate, where HOYA's Rx facilities are based, is in the process of building a new flood barrier of 5.4 meters high, as well as redesigning its pumping systems to accommodate higher water volumes.
In addition, HOYA is working on the re-establishment of its global production system to pursue a partial de-concentration of production facilities, while maintaining a secure and stable supply chain structure.