20 March 2017 | News
On Tuesday, 7 March, Corning Incorporated (NYSE:FLW) celebrated the grand opening of the expansion of its European Life Sciences distribution centre at Business Park Amsterdam Osdorp. A complex consisting of an 8,100 m2 warehouse, 768 m2 mezzanine and a 473 m2 office building have been erected on a parcel measuring 2.5 hectares.
Corning had already moved into a facility at the business park in 2009. Located directly across from their first building, the new 2.5-hectare site is an expansion of the existing distribution centre. From its facilities at the business park in Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district, Corning supplies its life science customers in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) with high-quality, innovative products used in medical research, among other areas.
Like SADC, Corning invests a great deal of energy in sustainability. In line with this focus, the new complex in Amsterdam Nieuw-West is one of the American company’s three most sustainable buildings worldwide. The building incorporates good insulation and the entire site is equipped with LED lighting. Like all the other companies at Business Park Amsterdam Osdorp, Corning also uses the collective cold/heat storage facilities at the business park. Thanks to an advanced resource system with a heat source distribution network, this collective facility supplies heating and cooling for the office buildings and hot water from the tap.
About Corning Life Sciences
For more than 100 years, Corning Life Sciences has been developing, producing and selling innovative consumables and equipment for laboratories worldwide, particularly for applications in cell biology, molecular biology and microbiology.