At the end of June the building of the new Research Centre on the premises of TFL France SAS in Huningue was completed and the R&D department has moved from Basel, Switzerland to Huningue, France. The fully equipped laboratories are the major part of the building and are now ready for use.
We have now centralised all technical functions, R&D, Competence Centre, Pilot Plant and Product Management, in our facilities in Huningue. Product Management has moved some time ago and is fully functional. The upgrading of the Application Centre and the Leather Testing laboratory is under way. Completion is scheduled by end of August.
The closeness of R&D, Application and Production will improve the efficiency of our processes. This leads to an increased innovation rate to the benefit of our customers.