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Pall Corporation, a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, on November 24 inaugurated its new European headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland. The office will initially house Pall’s Life Sciences business in Europe, with plans to integrate the company’s European Industrial business in 2011. The initiative was undertaken with the Fribourg Development Agency (FDA).
“Europe represents approximately 40 percent of Pall’s $2.3 billion revenues worldwide. The Fribourg office will manage the company’s continuing growth in the European markets and bring important efficiencies to customers and the business,” said Eric Krasnoff, Pall chairman and CEO.
“Fribourg provides a central location, a well educated, multilingual workforce and a business-oriented environment that make it ideal as a regional management center. This enables us to centralize key management activities to improve service, increase productivity and lower operating costs,” said Roberto Perez, president, Pall Life Sciences.
The new office is headed by Yves Baratelli, president, Pall Life Sciences Europe & Asia and, general manager, Pall International Sàrl.
Pall executives were joined by Beat Vonlanthen, Minister of Economic Affairs for the canton of Fribourg and other officials from the canton and the municipality to inaugurate the Fribourg office, located at Av. de Tivoli 3, CH-1700 Fribourg.
Vonlanthen said, “I am very pleased to count Pall Corporation as the latest member of our global corporate citizenry. The state government of Fribourg very much looks forward to the positive imprint Pall Corporation will make on our economic landscape. This will underline Fribourg’s reputation as an international center for clean technology industries.”
Thierry Mauron, managing director at the Fribourg Development Agency, added: “It has been a pleasure to work with Pall Corporation, a world class leader in the various sectors they serve, in establishing in Fribourg a sustainable and scalable platform for their continued international growth and profitability, and I look forward to continuing our close collaboration.”
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid Management solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical, hospital and transfusion medicine, energy and alternative energy, electronics, municipal and industrial water, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees servicing customers worldwide. Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine.