HONG KONG, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Microban, the leading antimicrobial and odor control technology solution provider, has moved its Asia Pacific headquarters to Unit 105, 1/F, Philips Electronics Building, 5 Science Park East Avenue, Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong. The grand opening ceremony for the new office was held on October 13, 2017.
The new office space in the Hong Kong Science Park both allows for continued growth and supports the company's strategy of leveraging the world-class infrastructure and seamless network of advance laboratories and R&D offices nearby. The Hong Kong Science Park also offers a full range of leisure and lifestyle facilities, including shops, restaurants and even a club house that that will support the team's work-balance life.
Mr. George Tee, Chief Technology Officer of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), a statutory body that comprises InnoCentre, Industrial Estates and Science Park, said, "HKSTP has established a tech-based ecosystem which connects stakeholders, nurtures talent, facilitates knowledge transfer and drives innovation to commercialization. Currently, over 600 technology companies and approximately 13,000 technology talents have joined Hong Kong Science Park. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Microban for being part of the community. HKSTP will continue to support Microban and other science and technology companies to foster their growth and innovative ideas through the vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem as well as comprehensive value-added services."
Mr. Richard A. Loomis, President and CEO of Barr Brands International, Inc. said, "Barr acquired Microban International as part of its strategic direction in 2011. With relocation of Microban's Asia Pacific headquarters to the Hong Kong Science Park we are further demonstrating our commitment to continued growth in innovation, and enhancement of our global leadership position in providing antimicrobial solutions for consumer, industrial and medical products."
"The Microban mission includes being the innovation partner for our customers, promoting sustainable growing global business for our parent company Barr Brands International, and more importantly, providing a great place to work for our employees," said Mr. Pablo Perella-Berdun, President of Microban International, Ltd. "Our presence in the Hong Kong Science Park provides us with an ecosystem of innovative companies around us, and an environment of creativity where our employees will thrive."
"Microban Asia is excited to join the mix of science-driven companies in the Hong Kong Science Park as a research & development driven company delivering technology-focused solutions for customers, we are looking forward to taking full advantage of this platform for future growth," said Dr. Martin Szeto, Managing Director of Microban International (Asia) Ltd. He considered this new office to be a key development in the growth of Microban Asia.
Dr. Ivan Ong, VP of Research & Development of Microban International, Ltd., highlighted that, "with the availability of advanced and comprehensive laboratory facilities here, this office is certainly a wonderful addition to our innovation development and strengthens our commitment to protect and conserve the environment."
Founded in 1984, Microban is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barr Brands International. At Microban, we promise to redefine clean with proactive product protection that lives on. Our proactive systems keep products cleaner, and control odors better by preventing problems before they start. Microban drives innovation by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.Microban.com.
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