The opening of the EcoAnalytix application and technical center in Mumbai was marked earlier today by a celebration attended by employees, media and special guests. PerkinElmer global- and India-based executives, including PerkinElmer's president and chief executive officer, Robert F. Friel, joined attendees at The Intercontinental Hotel in South Mumbai for the event.
"We are pleased with the progress we have made in India to date and feel that today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to making significant and long-term investments in India and the Asia-Pacific region that support the expansion of the health and environmental infrastructures of emerging growth nations," said Friel. "The expansion of our global EcoAnalytix initiative to India helps ensure that our ecosystem and public health and safety are preserved now and for future generations."
India represents a key market for PerkinElmer, with significant growth opportunities in areas including, environmental monitoring, neonatal and maternal screening, and pharmaceutical research. PerkinElmer India currently employs approximately 170 people in Bangalore, Baroda, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Thane.
EcoAnalytix is PerkinElmer's collaborative problem-solving initiative that creates application-based solutions to improve business ecosystems, while supporting local, regional and global initiatives that contribute to a healthier ecosystem worldwide.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.8 billion in 2007, has 9,100 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through http://www.perkinelmer.com or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.