100% Optical: Lenses for life

At 100% Optical, Aberdeen-based Caledonian Optical was showing off its new £1.5m lab through a tour of the lab via virtual reality headsets. The extensive space at the new premises meant Caledonian Optical, part of the Duncan and Todd Group, significantly increased capacity while optimising manufacturing processes and workflow.

‘The warehouse space was completely empty when we moved in,’ said Mark Robertson, head of manufacturing at Caledonian Optical. ‘It was great having the blank canvas of a new lab space and being able to design the lab exactly as I wanted it. The important thing is that the work flows naturally through the lab in the correct order. We’ve also got plenty of space for future expansion if we want to put in more machines too.’

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