Brenntag, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, today announced the opening of operations of its new Material Science Innovation & Application Center in Lille, France, located in the heart of Arteparc, the first business park in the metropolitan area fully based on circular economy and renewable energies.
The facility will focus on research and development for CASE & Construction applications. Dedicated Brenntag experts will provide customers and suppliers with concepts and prototype developments, customized formulation support, technical solutions and stability studies for a broad range of applications. Brenntag chose Lille for the new Innovation & Application Center due to its proximity to many suppliers and customers in the CASE & Construction industry in the region.
The Innovation & Application Center in Lille is the latest addition to Brenntag Specialties’ global network of industry-focused centers that share best practices, knowledge, and insights and deliver value added services to customers and business partners.
“The opening of the Lille Center is a further step to execute Brenntag’s ‘Strategy to Win’ by building capabilities and offering innovative services to the regional and global CASE & Construction industries. Brenntag Specialties acts as an important link between our customers and suppliers to bring innovation closer to the marketplace. The new center is a great addition to the strong network of now already 17 CASE and Construction Innovation & Application Centres globally and 7 in the EMEA region,” stated Christian Frimann, President Material Science Brenntag Specialties EMEA.
“Lille is an ideal location for our Innovation & Application Center, given its thriving ecosystem of R&D partners, technology providers and talent,” stated Richard Hobson, Innovations & Applications Director CASE & Construction Brenntag Specialties EMEA. “The work we do here will result in state-of-the-art sustainable solutions for the CASE and Construction industry.”