Facility will feature world-class customer innovation center
WALLISELLEN, Switz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ecolab today announced plans to relocate its German offices and research
center in Düsseldorf to a new innovation hub in the city of Monheim am
Rhein, 10 kilometers south of Düsseldorf. The new location, Im
Weidental, will house Ecolab's European RD&E facility as well as its
local sales and marketing functions.
The Monheim am Rhein facility will feature a customer innovation center,
where Ecolab's innovative program and service solutions will be
featured. Ecolab expects to begin relocating employees in November 2012
and finish in the first quarter of 2013.
"As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our business in
Germany, it is an ideal time to announce our plans to move to an
efficient new Innovation Center in Monheim am Rhein," said Phil Mason,
president Europe, Middle East, Africa. "We chose the Monheim am Rhein
location for its technical capabilities and for the additional space the
facility will provide, which will enable us to co-locate key functions.
This will help Ecolab promote further collaboration among our innovation
teams and with customers to develop high-performing and sustainable
With 2011 annualized sales of $11 billion and more than 38,000
employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water,
hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect
clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab
delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy,
healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160
countries. More Ecolab news and information are available at www.ecolab.com.
Ecolab Europe GmbH
Andreina Maraver, +41 44 877 2246
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