BUSINESS: Suppliers ABB Optical Group Reports it is Investing to Further Support its Key Focus Areas By Staff Friday, March 4, 2022 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—ABB Optical Group has announced it will be making a series of investments to support best-in-class service and tools for its customers and growth in the three pillars of its business: ABB Contact Lens, ABB Labs and ABB Business Solutions. First, ABB has recently made substantial investments to support the foundation of the business, ABB Contact Lens, with improvements to its distribution centers through increased staffing and additional robotic technology. Investments in customer service also ensure service levels are unmatched in the industry and are supportive of the anticipated growth of the company’s customer base, the announcement said.Second, ABB is investing heavily in the build of a new digital e-commerce platform, singularly supporting eyecare professionals and their patients. The forthcoming platform is launching in pilot mode and is scheduled to launch for all customers this summer. Finally, ABB has seen success in its investment of ABB Labs and the growth of its ABB Specialty Vision product portfolio, the company said. There has been strong adoption with customers of its newest business solution portfolio: ABB Verify, an insurance verification tool designed to bring patients back to their doctor, and ABB Analyze, which it describes as the largest independent benchmarking dashboard in the industry. ABB Optical Group has been investing in robotic technology in its distribution centers.Through Verify and Analyze, ABB is bringing technology to its customers that help them improve patient experience and grow their businesses at a critical moment for many eyecare professionals, the announcement noted. “Unlike others in the industry, ABB has always uniquely supported eyecare practitioners. Now our support is the strongest it has ever been, and this will be evident in what is to come in 2022,” said Tom Burke, CEO of ABB Optical Group. “The world may have changed, but we are quickly adapting and carving a new path forward together. The future is brighter than ever before.” In support of these growth strategies, ABB said it has also recently completed a refinancing of its debt facilities which provides enhanced capacity to invest behind these initiatives going forward.