Horiba has announced the construction of a new research facility and European headquarters on the campus of Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France. The new Horiba European Research Centre will build on the strengths of Horiba Jobin Yvon to develop advanced technologies, components, systems and applications to benefit Horiba’s automotive, medical, process and environment, semiconductor and scientific business segments. The new centre will give Horiba access to a pool of innovative technologies, resources and personnel from nearby academic, government, and commercial research centres.
Set to open in late 2011, the centre will be part of the Paris Saclay cluster, a new education, research and business innovation hub. Additionally, the new facility will serve as the headquarters of Horiba Europe, the recently-created organisation integrating all Horiba activities in Europe, consolidating €350m and 1,700 employees in France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, and other European locations.