Ecolab invests in its Research and Development Center in Brazil to foster innovation and education
The interactive Customer Experience Center in Campinas demonstrates Ecolab's expertise, technologies and solutions to help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier.
São Paulo, April 11,2018 - Ecolab, the world leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, inaugurated its new Customer Experience Center (CEC) in the city of Campinas, São Paulo state. The CEC resides within Ecolab’s Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) Center.
The company has 19 technological centers worldwide which are recognized globally for promoting innovation in the chemical, water treatment, energy, antimicrobial, hygiene, corrosion control, polymer and surfactant areas. The 1,300 m2 Campinas RD&E site is equipped with seven different laboratories, state-of-the-art equipment and specialized scientists; and provides services and support to Ecolab businesses and customers in Brazil and throughout Latin America.
"This investment represents another important step forward for Ecolab in Brazil. More and more customers are demanding sustainable technologies and solutions to help them not only remain competitive, but reduce their environmental footprint," says Orson Ledezma, vice president and general manager of Ecolab in Brazil.
"By 2030 the world will need 25% more energy, 35% more food and 40% more water. The Customer Experience Center underscores our position as a leader in Research, Development and Innovation in the specialty chemistry sector and reinforces our commitment to providing solutions for today’s greatest global challenges,” adds Ledezma.
Ecolab's Customer Experience Center and Research, Development and Engineering Center provide solid support for Ecolab's growth in Brazil, bringing together specialized technical expertise, state-of-the-art technology and agile delivery of solutions that ensure safety, operational efficiency and environmental conservation. Additionally, the innovative learning environment showcases water management technologies serving a variety of industries, along with other solutions focused on helping businesses provide clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments.
A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $14 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.
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