Blanchard Acquired by CooperVision under Specialty Eye Care Division
At Blanchard, we have always believed that building a successful laboratory is about relationships just as much as the products we create. In both regards, Blanchard has been extremely fortunate. The products we have brought to the market, combined with the wonderful partnerships we have developed with our customers has helped to build what we are today.
Blanchard has been acquired by CooperVision under their Specialty Eye Care Division. Although we never put out a for sale sign, CooperVision approached us and revealed their philosophy, which complimented Blanchard’s perfectly. They are innovative, friendly and dedicated to partnership. As the market evolves and consolidates, we realized that for us to continue our success, it was necessary to align ourselves with those that know how to innovate, understand the market’s needs, and ask how they can help to elevate our business and product offerings. CooperVision offers all these things and presented what we felt was a perfect opportunity to secure our long-term success, while keeping our business intact and honoring our respected name and reputation.
Blanchard will operate as an independent business, but with a depth of resources and a refreshing perspective from CooperVision to support our sustained growth. Jean Blanchard, will continue to lead the business, and there are no changes to processes, products or pricing at this time. Basically, it will be business as usual!
The synergy created by this acquisition will provide a tremendous amount of resources for Blanchard, so we can continue to supply the most advanced contact lens products, with unparalleled partnership and support.