HORIBA FRANCE opens a new R&D and production site

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On January 4, 2021, HORIBA FRANCE SAS, the world leader in Raman spectroscopy, inaugurated its new site in Loos, Hauts-de-France. Formerly located in Villeneuve d'Ascq, this production and R&D site will enable the company to meet the increasing demand for Raman spectroscopy and now its flagship product, LabRAM Soleil™, which was commercially launched in March 2020. As a reminder, Raman is a non-destructive method for observing and characterizing the molecular composition and structure of a material, used in particular by the pharmaceutical, aerospace and cosmetics industries.

Designed to increase, rationalize, and modernize R&D and production, this new building will increase manufacturing capacity by 30% and will be a technological showcase for all of HORIBA's present and future customers.

Work began in October 2019 and the move took place at the end of December 2020. HORIBA employees were involved throughout the project to best define the needs and the workspace areas.

The new site, with a surface area of 6,764m², on a 14,500 m² parcel, includes R&D and applications laboratories, large production areas (mechanical, optical, electronic) and sales and customer support areas.

To prevent infection for COVID-19, the inauguration took place mainly by video conferencing under the chairmanship of Xavier Petit, Site Director, and Laurent Fullana, President of HORIBA FRANCE SAS.

In his keynote speech, Laurent Fullana said,  "The project was delivered on time and budget, meeting the original objectives set before the COVID-19 crisis. I would like to thank all the employees who worked on the project to achieve this performance. These achievements demonstrate our resilience, commitment, and ability to adapt dynamically to a new environment. This should give us confidence for the future.”

 With this asset and the products designed and manufactured in Loos, new site will help our customers meet key stakes for society: protect the environment and the people, better produce, preserve resources and imagine new mobilities. These are appealing and important challenges for the society we live in that HORIBA FRANCE SAS is proud to contribute to.

"I am impressed by the organization of the site to meet the manufacturing requirements of the LabRAM SoleilTM," said Dr. Masayuki Adachi, President of the HORIBA, Ltd. .

Live from Japan, Mr. Atsushi Horiba, Chairman and Group CEO of the HORIBA, concluded that he was proud of the technologies developed so far in Villeneuve d'Ascq and wished HORIBA FRANCE SAS great commercial success with this new high-tech facility.

HORIBA FRANCE SAS, headquartered in Palaiseau, brings together the activities of the scientific, process and environmental and automotive segments, and provides an extensive array of instruments and customized solutions. Our instruments are found in universities and industries around the world. Proven quality and trusted performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand. Based on the scientific know-how and knowledge of specific European, process, environment and automotive markets, HORIBA FRANCE SAS aims to develop innovative solutions based on cutting-edge technology products and systems.

Odile Hirsch
HORIBA FRANCE SAS, 14 Boulevard Thomas Gobert, Passage Jobin Yvon, CS 45002, 91120 Palaiseau, France, Tel : +33 (0)1 69 74 72 00 │Fax : +33 (0)1 69 31 32 20, 
Email : odile.hirsch@horiba.com   
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