Shanghai - 24 July 2014 - FMC Corporation has officially opened its Asia Innovation Center in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the Pudong area of Shanghai, China. The new facility serves as the company's hub for research and development, technical innovation, operational support and executive management in the Asia Pacific region.
The nine-story FMC Asia Innovation Center is home to more than 180 FMC scientists, technicians, sales and marketing personnel, support staff, and executive leaders. It features world-class laboratories for crop protection research and unique facilities designed exclusively to develop new functional ingredients used in the health and nutrition markets.
The FMC Asia Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility with 22,000 sq. meters of laboratories and office space with approximately 60 percent dedicated to R&D labs. FMC consolidated four sites in the Shanghai region to the new Center.
"The FMC Asia Innovation Center represents our commitment to this important region and underscores our resolve to meet the growing—and often unique—technology needs of the diverse customers and markets we serve throughout the Asia Pacific region," said Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, CEO and chairman.
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental, and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2013, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.9 billion. The company employs approximately 5,600 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Minerals.
Source: FMC Corporation