In September HORIBA Europe inaugurated its new research and technology center at the Saclay Technopole.
Atsushi Horiba, President of the HORIBA Group, cut the ribbon opening the doors to HORIBA's home for scientific innovation and cooperation.
The new facility boasts 7,500 square feet of operations space, with the ability to expand to 18,000 square feet.
The facility is the headquarters for the HORIBA Group in Europe, and is the center of excellence for 1,700 employees in France, Germany and the UK. The new facility, built to be the HORIBA Europe headquarters, will be the centerpiece and home to a large part of HORIBA's local activities including:
- The design and manufacture of HORIBA Jobin Yvon's spectroscopic diffraction gratings and scientific instrumentation;
- Genoptics, created by the Institut d'Optique Graduate School and acquired by HORIBA, in 2012, specialists in biophotonics; and
- Parts of the HORIBA Medical domestic sales team who specialize in in-vitro diagnostics and hematology, and the HORIBA Scientific domestic sales team, specializing in optical spectroscopy and the world leaders in Raman and Fluorescence spectroscopy.
"HORIBA is entering a new strategic development cycle aimed at leading edge technologies like nano-systems, biotech devices and advanced computer assist algorithms, to complement our existing strengths in holography," stated Michel Mariton, General Manager of HORIBA Europe. "The choice of this new strategic location was driven by the proximity of advanced academic labs, leading industries' research centers, and highly regarded graduate schools whose students and facilities HORIBA would like to partner with and support. HORIBA also seeks to collaborate with key French technology providers, and to open opportunities for small innovative high-tech companies to enter the Japanese market."
About HORIBA Jobin Yvon:
Founded 193 years ago, HORIBA Jobin Yvon is now one of the world's largest manufacturers of analytical and spectroscopic systems and components, dedicated to scientific research and industry. HORIBA Jobin Yvon's expertise in molecular and microanalysis has established it as the world leader for confocal Raman microscopy, fluorescence and optical emission technologies. The main fields of application for these advanced technologies are semiconductors, nanotechnology, biotechnology, the environment, pharmaceuticals, geology and applied fundamental research.
About HORIBA Instruments, International
HORIBA designs, manufactures and distributes products for five main commercial markets: Scientific (world leader in Raman, fluorescence and other spectroscopic instrumentation, Environmental, Medical analysis (European leader for blood analysis), Automotive diagnosis (80% of the world market for exhaust gas analysis), and Semiconductors (mass-flow controllers). Annual revenues topped 1.5 billion dollars in 2011.