MAGRABi launches the largest and fastest lens manufacturing plant

MAGRABi, one of the leading optical retailers in the Middle East, has unveiled a Lens Innovation Center (LIC), the largest and most efficient manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses in the region, capable of producing two million lenses per year .

MAGRABi will invest a total of AED54 million ($15 million) in the development of the LIC by 2025 and has also partnered with Hoya and Seiko Optical for lens design and supply of premium materials, thus strengthening its position as a leader in innovation and technology.

LIC consolidates MAGRABi’s position as the leading optical retailer in the Middle East and will create a total of 90 jobs by 2025. Opened in January 2022, LIC will serve MAGRABi’s premium brand, as well as the general public of society, Doctor M.

Advanced Laboratory

The center is the most advanced laboratory in the Middle East, in partnership with Schneider Optical, a leading manufacturer of advanced ophthalmic lens machinery and equipment. The facility has a current capacity of one million lenses per year, operating 24/7. This figure is expected to double to two million lenses per year by 2025.

MAGRABi’s LIC is the only lens manufacturing facility in the region that uses Schneider’s Modulo Line technology, allowing the center to operate at maximum levels of efficiency never before seen in the Middle East. The benefits of the Modulo production line are vast, reducing costs and improving overall efficiency and capacity to state-of-the-art levels.

The next-generation technology consists of a series of cognitive machines, integrated quality control and intelligent systems. Using advanced intelligent learning, the technology monitors the production process, recognizes errors in the production process, and creates a variety of production data to which the Modulo production line reacts automatically.

Global expansion

Amin Magrabi, CEO of MAGRABi Group, said: “As the leading high-end optical retailer in the Middle East and the only chain operating in the entire Middle East region, the next step in MAGRABi’s journey is to expand internationally and serve other markets. . Before exploring this option, we are working to consolidate our position in the Middle East and ensure that we are well prepared to grow.

“We want MAGRABi to dominate the entire vertical chain in the region to ensure that we are ready to disrupt the global optical market and we continue to invest significantly to meet this ambition. Our most valuable investment, however, remains our team of talented staff where we pride ourselves on having some of the most experienced managers, engineers, technicians and machine operators.

The company’s strategy is focused on consolidating its position as a leading optical retailer in the Middle East region, before exploring international expansion. The LIC is an important step in this journey as the company moves towards controlling the entire optical value chain, an important step to explore other markets.

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