Ocuco Acquires CC Systems, Expanding Footprint in LMS Market
DUBLIN, Ireland— Ocuco, provider of the Innovations Lab Management System (LMS) has acquired Florida and Toronto based CC Systems which provides the Labzilla LMS. This brings total staff in Ocuco to 175 across its retail and lab divisions, with the lab division forming the largest lab software company in the world, with 45 staff and an estimated 2,750 labs supported in 50 countries.
CC System’s Labzilla and Ocuco’s Innovations businesses will be merged into Ocuco’s Lab Division under the business leadership of Stephen Cohen and the technical leadership of 2013 OLA Hall of Famer Robert Shanbaum.
CC Systems has become a leading distributor of private label freeform lenses in addition to its LMS business. Its recent rapid growth has been driven by the explosion of freeform onto the marketplace and its unparalleled expertise in freeform digital lens manufacturing and LDS integration.
Both Innovations and Labzilla integrate with all major freeform LDSs including IOT, Innovations Digital, Seiko, Shamir, Signet, Essilor, Thin Tech, Optovision, Carl Zeiss Vision, Crossbows, VSP, Scopus and Hoya.
Stephen Cohen said: “This gives us global reach and the ability to compete for business in all types of lab – from small to large, and wholesale to vertically integrated labs.”
Robert Shanbaum said “Besides a much larger support team, one benefit of the acquisition for our customers will be that it will help us accelerate development of Ocuco-CC Systems next generation LMS which will reflect the expertise of both companies.”
Leo Mac Canna, Ocuco CEO, said: “With over 175 staff in 10 countries, this brings us closer to our vision of creating an independent software company of scale to service the optical sector.”