Agilent Technologies (A) has unveiled its China headquarters campus in Beijing, including the launch of the Agilent Open Lab & Solution Center and the Life Sciences & Chemical Analysis Center of Excellence.
"With the rapid development of China's economy, the opening of this campus is an important investment for us," said Bill Sullivan, Agilent president and CEO. "Agilent has a long history of working in China, now our second-largest and fastest-growing market in the world. Today's announcement demonstrates Agilent's long-term commitment to China and is an integral part of our global strategy."
The new campus is located in Beijing Wang Jing Science Park and combines Agilent's Beijing-based R&D, sales, marketing, technical support and after-sale functions in one location.
"Agilent is committed to contributing more value to the China market and society, and helping with the development of the local industries," said Max Yang, vice president and general manager of Agilent, Greater China. "It marks an important step for us toward our long-term objective in China, which is to become further rooted in China and help drive the development of the local industries."
Agilent's Open Lab & Solution Center provides electronic measurement customers with a full range of test and measurement services, including a professional testing environment and technical consulting services. It is Agilent's second Open Lab for electronic measurement in China.
The Agilent LSCA Center of Excellence, the first for Agilent in China, provides customers with a demonstration lab environment featuring all of Agilent's bio-analytical measurement products. Customers have the opportunity to interact with Agilent senior management and applications specialists. They are able to observe and participate in proof-of-performance for Agilent's chemical and bioanalytical systems using their own samples in a state-of-the-art, fully equipped facility. Agilent says it will leverage the China headquarters to help drive the development of the local industries — particularly in the key areas of energy, environmental protection, agriculture, food safety, information and basic biological research in life sciences — and become a true strategic partner in Chinese enterprises' development toward globalization.