21 November 2012

Agilent Technologies Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Wroclaw, Poland

- New facility located a few kilometers from previous Wroclaw location 
- Enhanced manufacturing capacity and R&D capabilities 
- Production of Single-crystal X-ray diffraction systems 

Santa Clara, Calif. - 20 November 2012 - Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced it has opened a new X-ray diffraction manufacturing facility in Wroclaw, Poland. The state-of-the-art facility gives Agilent significantly greater manufacturing capacity and enhanced R&D capabilities compared with the company's old facility. The new site has been designed specifically for the production of Agilent's expanding range of products for single-crystal X-ray diffraction, including the recently launched GV1000 X-ray Diffractometer. 

"We have been looking forward to relocating to a larger, custom-designed facility for some time," said Zdzislaw Bober, country manager for Agilent Poland. "The building provides enhanced facilities for product development and manufacturing, and also provides a greatly enhanced working environment for all local employees. The space has been designed to comply with the strictest X-ray safety requirements, and this enables us to work more easily with higher intensity X-ray equipment." 

Single-crystal X-ray diffraction systems are used for routine analytical chemistry and challenging small molecule and protein diffraction studies. The new facility is located only a few kilometers from Agilent's previous Wroclaw location, which the business has been steadily outgrowing as part of the Varian acquisition in 2010. 

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012. 

Source: Agilent Technologies Inc.