Canadian Business In Focus

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THE CANADIAN EYEWEAR INDUSTRY IS AS DIVERSE AS THE COUNTRY ITSELF. WITH A COLLECTION OF DESIGNERS, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS FOCUSED ON OFFERING THE MOST SOPHISTICATED STYLES AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD.
ECPS ALSO BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO WORK WITH INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIERS WHO OFFER THE QUALITY CANADIANS HAVE COME TO EXPECT.

PLASTIC PLUS LTD
Canada’s largest manufacturer of free-form lenses.
“Plastic Plus is Canada’s leading independent lens manufacturer in Canada offering state-of-the-lab facilities and technology. This means we understand the independent business and are committed to providing exceptional support and product to our clients. We can offer assistance to our customers in real-time with more efficiency and faster than in- ternational suppliers. We do all our work in Canada – nothing is sent off shore, so turn around time
is faster and more accurate. We are invested in Canada, we employ Canadians and support the eyewear industry in Canada.”
Paul Faibish, President, Plastic Plus Ltd

BRIOT/WECO
Briot/Weco Canada, a brand of the Luneau Technology Group
“Canadians can feel comfortable working with Briot, Weco, and Visionix as our brands are long-standing industry leaders in innovation in their respective fields, and are committed to standing behind our products. As a direct manufacturer, we are able to offer more value by not having the middle-man mark-up, and we make it our mission to offer excep- tional quality and service long after the sale has taken place. Our team of professionals have been in the optical industry for most of their careers, and have been on the consumer side them- selves, so they know the challenges ECP’s face. Our consultants are skilled at helping to identify opportunities to increase practice offerings and profit potential without a high pressure approach.”
Katherine Allen, Marketing Manager at Luneau, Technology Briot/Visionix

OCUCO
Ocuco is a software company supplying off the shelf software to the optical industry.
“Ocuco is really putting down roots now in Canada with over 100 customers and 35 people employed across offices in Toronto and Vancouver. We recognise that the needs of Canadian Eye Care Practitioners are quite different to those in the US and internationally, and over the last five years have invested substantially in what we think is now a great Canadian product. Indeed some of what we have learned in Canada
we have now re-exported to our international customers around the world”.

BUSHNELL
Serengeti is a brand of Vista Outdoor Inc.
A leading global designer, Manufacturer and marketer of consumer outdoor products.
” We recognize that consumers want performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products and as such endeavor to deliver on these expectations. A timeless style that continues to resurface each year. Serengeti gives a new twist to this classic look with pieces like the new 555nm Blue mirror lens for additional protection against glare. Now more lightweight than ever before, Serengeti ultra-light glass lenses are a full 20 percent thinner and lighter, and is the most optically superior lens on the market. Couple this with comfort and style and you have reason enough to try a pair of Serengeti sunglasses this summer.”
Rene Gerber, Marketing Manager at Bushnell Outdoor Products
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Leo McCanna, President of Ocuco

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