AUGEN OPTICS, the international eyeglass lens design and manufacturing organization, announced a new distribution partnership with Symcon Vision. The agreement, effective immediately, covers the sales and service of Augen’s EasyForm lab equipment, a seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art freeform ophthalmic lens processing system consisting of a speed blocker, freeform surfacing generator, digital freeform polisher and a laser lens engraving system.

“Symcon is thrilled to have Augen as a new technology partner. Their extremely talented engineering capacity will help give Symcon a competitive advantage in the global market,” says Pierre van Dongen, president and CEO of Symcon. “Symcon has a strong sales and engineering force and has successfully proven their ability to serve global customers with efficient and outstanding results—our worldwide multi-locational sales and distribution facilities make us a valuable partner. We look forward to building and strengthening our relationship with Augen.”

Van Dongen is pictured above, second from the left, along with Ing. Antonio Candela of Augen (left), Dr. Marco Antonio Machado (second from right) of Augen Optics and Daniel Gomez Ahumada of Symcon.

Augen Optics is a family-owned business based in Ensenada, Mexico. Founded in 1986 by physicist Marco Antonio Machado, PhD, the company’s expertise in premium lens design technology forms the basis for its concept and technology. Its vertically integrated manufacturing operation involves research and design, software and equipment development, production and delivery.

Symcon Vision, based in Charlotte, N.C., is a global ophthalmic consumables supplier serving local laboratories and international companies. It supplies a complete range of lens processing products and operates offices in the U.S., the Netherlands, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Hong Kong.

–Andrew Karp