Hoya has taken over from the Anderson family OptikSlip, a company that was distributing its lenses in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. The business includes a joint venture for a laboratory that will service the whole region. Michael Hetmanson, a 42-year-old Swedish executive who come from a different sector, will head up the new directly owned operation from August onwards, completing the Japanese company's coverage of the European market. In the USA, meanwhile, Hoya has acquired one more laboratory, Eagle Optics, located in Lithia Springs, Georgia.