A new innovation centre for Clariant in Frankfurt (D)
Swiss Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has officially opened on October 31, 201 its new EUR 100 million CIC Clariant Innovation Center at “Industriepark Höchst” in Frankfurt, Germany and as the new global hub for R&D
It will be the home of Clariant’s competence centres in chemical research and process technology as well as application laboratories for several Business Units and state-of-the-art analytical laboratories. CIC will also house the departments for Intellectual Property Management and New Business Development. As the corporation’s global hub, CI£C will ensure the coordination of Clariant’s worldwide R&D network, including centres across Europe, North America, Brazil, Japan, India and China.
Located at Clariant’s largest manufacturing site, CIC will benefit from the excellent infrastructure as well as industrial and academic links offered by the Rhine-Main region. The new facility covers a total surface of 36000 m2 and will house around 500 employees from R&D and supporting business , as well as administrative functions. The modern open-plan building was designed by Düssseldorf architects Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner.