Horiba Scientific completes move, opens new optical spectroscopy center in New Jersey

Sept. 6, 2018
Horiba announced the relocation of its development and production center for optical analysis and measurement instruments.

Horiba (Kyoto, Japan) announced the relocation of its development and production center for optical analysis and measurement instruments. The relocation was a move from Edison, NJ to Piscataway, NJ and the Center was fully operational as of August 30, 2018. The Horiba New Jersey Optical Spectroscopy Center is one of the locations of a Horiba subsidiary, Horiba Instruments (Irvine, CA), and is responsible for the development, production, and sales of gratings, spectrometers, and photodetectors for fluorescence analyzers and optical analyzers used for advanced research and test & measurement in the field of photonics, carbon nanotubes, and other materials and biotechnology.

In order to bolster its development and production functions, including its human power and equipment, the decision was made to relocate the Center to a building whose total area is approximately 1.9 times larger than the previous one. Also housed in the new building are a showroom for customers and a space dubbed the “Application Lab,” where analysis may be conducted with customer-supplied samples for interactive demonstrations, thus facilitating co-development with customers.

In addition to its existing businesses of Automotive Test Systems, Process & Environmental, Medical, and Semiconductors, Horiba will accelerate its drive to introduce analysis and measurement technologies to the ever-promising bio-life science field, with the goal of reaching 35.0 billion yen in net sales in the category of Scientific Business, as stated in its Mid-Long-Term Management Plan.

Recent years have seen a rising demand for advanced optical analysis for the purposes of increasing efficiency in the production processes of electronic components and other industrial products, enhancing reliability of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, and improving the accuracy of new bio-processes such as cell culturing.

Against this backdrop, it has been decided to relocate and expand the Center by consolidating buildings for the fluorescence analyzer business and two other sites to bolster and build more efficient development and production functions, with a view toward further enhancing the Center’s advanced optical analysis and measurement technologies in order to swiftly meet the demand for burgeoning industrial applications.

Clustered in the vicinity are Rutgers University, which is known for its focus on the biotechnology field, several universities, and leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, making it an ideal location to undertake product development that caters to diverse needs. The State of New Jersey also plays host to vibrant economic activities in the areas of pharmaceuticals, chemical development, electrical appliances, communications, and food and agriculture, providing us with an environment where we can create new value.

The Horiba New Jersey Optical Spectroscopy Center, or Horiba Scientific, is located at 20 Knightsbridge Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 with a total building area of 12,292 m2 and a headcount of 210 individuals.

SOURCE: Horiba; https://www.horiba.com/en_en/company/news/detail/news/8/2018/horiba-boosts-development-and-production-of-optical-analysis-and-measurement-instruments-in-the-us/

About the Author

Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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