Co-founded in 1985 by managing director Alan Wells, Sauflon is one of Britain’s largest suppliers of contact lenses to retailers such as Specsavers and Vision Express. Benefiting from a growing demand for disposable lenses, Sauflon says it has taken market share from competitors, especially on the Continent, through a combination of cutting-edge technology and a low cost base – in 2008 it relocated most of its manufacturing to Hungary. International sales have grown 23% a year, from £27.4m in 2009 to £41.6m in 2011.
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