Menicon, the contact lens manufacturer from Japan, has opened a multi-purpose center for contact lenses in Emmen, the Netherlands, in collaboration with NKL Contactlenzen, Menicon's strategic partner in the Netherlands, in which it has a financial stake. A facility measuring 4,675 square meters has been established for the production of hard and soft contact lenses that will be distributed in Europe from an integrated logistics center and warehouse. A single complex of buildings unites production, distribution, research and development, marketing and the operations of the company's subsidiary, Menicon Holding BV, and NKL. The two companies collaborate on R&D, manufacturing, logistics, marketing and sales on a global basis. NKL manufactures and distributes Menicon's lens-care products in the Netherlands, while Menicon distributes NKL's contact lenses through its European subsidiaries in France, Germany, Spain and the U.K.