Alcon first in Asia

June 3, 2009

Alcon's first 330,000 sq. ft. ophthalmic pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Singapore is now under construction and is targeted for completion in 2012.

Alcon's first 330,000 sq. ft. ophthalmic pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Singapore is now under construction and is targeted for completion in 2012.

It will serve the Asian markets and according to Alcon's senior vice president for global manufacturing and technological operations, Ed McGough: "With the rapid growth we are experiencing in Asia, this new Singapore plant is integral to our ability to meet the increasing demand for our products in the region. The strategically positioned Singapore location, coupled with the increased capacity of this plant, will help us supply Asia with essential eye care pharmaceuticals more efficiently, and maintain the high-quality service our customers have come to expect from Alcon."

Alcon Singapore operations were established in 1992. Currently the company employs 40 staff and it's anticipated that the new plant will create 150 new jobs.