Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Hoya customers affected by the Thailand Flood

  1. #1
    Seeker of perpetual knowledge specs4you's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    lala land
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    229

    Hoya customers affected by the Thailand Flood

    In regards to unavailability of high index freeform products from Hoya as a result of the flood, what are other customers
    doing in these hard times? It is difficult to change designs yet business must continue. What are the second choice lenses
    you are finding most like the original Hoya products?

  2. #2
    Master OptiBoarder OptiBoard Gold Supporter Judy Canty's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    7,431
    Luzerne Optical is fabricating the Hoya iQ series of lenses in-house. That may help.

  3. #3
    Manuf. Lens Surface Treatments
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    in Naples FL for the Winter months
    Occupation
    Other Optical Manufacturer or Vendor
    Posts
    23,240

    Blue Jumper Flood in Thailand is now in clean up stage...........................

    The Nation December 10, 2011 1:00 am
    The Cabinet will convene a special meeting on Monday to consider plans and a budget for postflood rehabilitation efforts, an informed source said yesterday.

    Ministers will prioritise proposed projects at the 9am meeting, the source said.
    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has already met with some Cabinet members, relevant agencies, and governors of floodhit provinces to discuss rehabilitation, according to the source, who added that conclusions from those meetings would also be presented at the special Cabinet meeting on Monday.
    The source said the Cabinet's regular weekly meeting would be held on Tuesday as usual. Among the items on the agenda was the Interior Ministry's proposal for the One Tambon One Product (Otop) scheme.
    The ministry plans to ask that Otop products be promoted for use in repair work, as food at evacuation centres, and as gifts, because the floods had caused more than Bt242 million in damage to Otop producers and entrepreneurs.
    More than 100 residents of floodhit Mooban Wangthong in Bangkok's Don Muang district staged a rally that closed down the VibhavadiRangsit Road yesterday morning to demand that flood waters in their area be drained within three days.
    They said their houses had been flooded for too long.
    Pheu Thai Bangkok MP Surachat Thienthong talked to the flood victims and said pumps were being brought in from Nakhon Ratchasima to facilitate the drainage operation.
    Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, meanwhile, inspected the situation at Mooban Setthakij, where some flood water remains.
    "We have installed 10 pumps. The flood waters should be drained out within a few days," he said.
    In a related development, the Crime Reporter and Photographer Association of Thailand and allied groups delivered relief items to flood victims in Nakhon Pathom's Phutthamonthon district yesterday.
    Chris Ryser
    ________________________________________
    DLO. NA.IC.I.T.PO

    http://optochemicals.com............................. http://arcoatings.com

  4. #4
    Master OptiBoarder
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Seattle WA
    Occupation
    Optical Wholesale Lab (other positions)
    Posts
    3,137
    Hoya is buying a ton of Free-form equipment but it may be 6 months till they refit their new lab in Europe. The deeper question is the danger of putting all your production in one spot. They are moving production to Europe now, but the risk still remains if something happens to the new lab with all new workers.

    I would be hesitant to stay with any company that pools all their manufacturing into one central location. Not smart IMHO.

    There are ton of great progressives out there, some better then Hoya. Look at this an oportunity to expand your optical tool box and add some wrenches to your screw driver set. The Seiko Surmount is similar to the ID series, but has much wider distance. The Zeiss GT2 3D is awesome for laptop or iPhone users. The Auto II handles cyl and low segs better than any lens I have seen. The Seiko Succeed is a terrific value in a T design lens.
    Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy ~Benjamin Franklin

  5. #5
    Master OptiBoarder OptiBoard Gold Supporter DragonLensmanWV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Greatest Nation
    Occupation
    Optical Retail
    Posts
    7,645
    My Hoya rep was in yesterday and she says that they can now supply all their lenses.
    DragonlensmanWV N.A.O.L.
    "There is nothing patriotic about hating your government or pretending you can hate your government but love your country."

  6. #6
    Master OptiBoarder
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Down in a hole!
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    13,045
    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLensmanWV View Post
    My Hoya rep was in yesterday and she says that they can now supply all their lenses.

    Hhhmmmmmm......?

    I talked with Hoya Hartford lab yesterday and they told me that 1.70 is still a no go?

  7. #7
    Master OptiBoarder OptiBoard Silver Supporter
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    1,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    Hhhmmmmmm......?

    I talked with Hoya Hartford lab yesterday and they told me that 1.70 is still a no go?
    I had driven down to that same lab to pick up a job and was told to not expect to be able to get iDs and iD Lifestyles for months. Make certain you're getting what you want and not a Summit iQ or something like that.

  8. #8
    OptiBoard Professional RT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    CT
    Occupation
    Lens Manufacturer
    Posts
    877
    ID Lifestyle is available in US and Canada in most material configurations, with ample production capacity to handle North American usage. 1.70 EYRY material has very limited availability, but is still available in FASV. Consult your HOYA authorized lab rep for full availability info.

    HOYA's primary lens casting facility in Thailand has been in full production since late November.
    http://www.hoya.co.jp/english/news/latest/20111128.html
    RT

  9. #9
    Master OptiBoarder
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Down in a hole!
    Occupation
    Dispensing Optician
    Posts
    13,045
    Thanks RT.

  10. #10
    Banned barry35malone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Golden
    Occupation
    Optical Retail
    Posts
    1
    You covered some good points here, I think a meaningful response is very important for comments.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Hoya Thailand closed due to flood.
    By optical24/7 in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 10-29-2011, 11:22 AM
  2. IF the Thinning prism be cancelled ,what will be affected except cosmetic?
    By copland in forum Progressive Lens Discussion Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-10-2010, 07:01 AM
  3. G20 Summit in Toronto, who's affected by the fortress, downtown?
    By uncut in forum Canadian Discussion Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-27-2010, 04:48 PM
  4. Labs In The South Affected By Hurricane Katrina
    By pga0008 in forum General Optics and Eyecare Discussion Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-31-2005, 08:27 AM
  5. Flood Control ? ? ? ? ?
    By Joann Raytar in forum Feedback, Comments and Help
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-14-2000, 12:35 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OptiBoard is proudly sponsored by:
Younger Optics and Vision Equipment