Hampshire: Fast-growing CooperVision relocates packaging operations

Due to rapid growth, global contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has relocated its existing packaging operations from Delta Park in Segensworth to Mountpark in Swaythling. The new purpose-built 166,000 sq ft facility aims to provide the space required for the addition of several new packaging lines over the next five years.

As a manufacturer of a range of popular daily disposable and monthly contact lenses since 2006, CooperVision has previously housed its packaging operations alongside its distribution centre at the company’s European head office in Segensworth, Fareham.

Due to strong company growth, additional space was needed to meet demand and provide adequate room for expansion in the future. As a result of this relocation, Delta Park will now become a dedicated distribution facility.

The relocation has not only significantly expanded the company’s distribution and packaging capabilities in the UK, it has also created 42 new positions in a variety of roles.

Jason Burden, operations director at CooperVision, said: “As a business we’ve continued to enjoy significant growth over recent years and with this set to continue, our packaging operations have moved to this fantastic new facility.

“Customer service is a top priority for us which is why we’ve taken all the necessary steps to ensure a seamless transition for both our employees and customers. The relocation will enable us to continue to provide a high level of service to our customers, meet demand and prepare ourselves for future growth. With a host of sites across Hampshire, we are delighted that our new facility is helping contribute to the local economy and create new employment opportunities.”