Medical technologies: Ellex, manufacturer of ophthalmological products, has its French headquarters in the Lyon region
Starting out as a scientific organization specializing in laser products, Ellex, an Australian company created in 1985, has since become one of the world’s main companies in the laser and ultrasound imaging sector. The company offers professionals in the ophthalmology sector a complete range of materials used in the treatment of ophthalmological diseases or blindness. Ellex covers all stages of development of its products, from R&D to marketing.
Ellex has developed its business across all continents and set up in France in 2012 in order to strengthen its presence in one of the largest ophthalmological markets in the world. Ellex France is based in the Lyon region and was assisted by Aderly in finding suitable premises and recruiting staff locally. Setting up in Lyon was a sensible, strategic decision given that the city is one of the most attractive European destinations in terms of competitiveness and openness to world markets. The site specializes in the production of ophthalmological materials but also has a training center and a sales office.
Philippe Maury, General Manager of Ellex France, explained that their establishment in France (one of only two sites in Europe along with another in Germany) would allow them to boost sales, take on more staff, and promote the brand in Europe as part of a European-wide push for growth. Ellex is therefore planning to create 14 jobs over the next 3 years.
Ellex is one of the key medical technology companies in the Lyon region.