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Ecolab expands research centre in Brazil
Ecolab, has doubled the size of its Research, Development & Engineering (RD&E) Centre in Campinas, São Paulo, taking it to 1,300 square metres.
"Having RD&E teams in our major geographic markets helps ensure close interactions with our customers and value chain partners," says Dr. Larry Berger, Ecolab executive vice president and chief technology officer. "Our goal is to develop industry-leading solutions to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier, to protect people and vital resources, and by doing this, help our customers optimise their operations."
One of 19 Ecolab research centres around the world, the Campinas facility has several laboratories designed to meet the technological demands of the markets Ecolab serves, including a lab for the development of solutions to increase the efficiency and sustainability of oil and gas operations. The centre also has facilities to research new industrial water applications for the pulp and paper, mining, sugar and brewing industries, and for the development of new cleaning and sanitising, and food and beverage processing solutions.
Jim White, Ecolab senior vice president and president, Latin America region, explains further: "The expansion of the Campinas research centre is part of Ecolab's strategy to keep pace with the strong growth of our business in Brazil and throughout Latin America. Ecolab's recent merger with Nalco and the acquisition of Champion Technologies and two local companies have significantly increased the company's footprint in Brazil, which now includes two manufacturing facilities.
"By working closely with our customers in Brazil and throughout Latin America to develop solutions to meet their operational challenges, our scientists will also help deploy existing technologies.
13th June 2013