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The Group is continuing its investment dynamic at the Villefranche-Limas industrial site, one of Bayer CropScience‘s largest production sites in the world. The Group’s new high-tech quality control laboratory was inaugurated on 26 June 2017. With 4.5 million euros invested in the site, Bayer Villefranche-Limas is a strategic site in the heart of Europe.

With nearly 16,000 analyses performed each year, quality control is a key activity for the Bayer Group. The new laboratory fully meets the group’s needs while guaranteeing performance and safety. Built in only 12 months, the 810 sq. m building (compared with the former 400 sq. m lab) is part of a move to improve quality control practices and analytical support.

At the inauguration, Michel Dhirson, Director of the Bayer industrial site in Villefranche-Limas, said: “We are proud of this laboratory; it is built according to Bayer standards and based on a very high level of technology. Once again this demonstrates the Group’s determination to maintain this site’s status as one of the most important sites in the world for the formulation, packaging and distribution of Bayer products.”