FMC Chooses Copenhagen for New European Research Centre  

2017.02.22

FMC Corporation has chosen Copenhagen for its new European innovation centre and headquarters. A strong research environment for food and biologicals and easy access to international talent were decisive factors.

FMC Corporation provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as for pest control in non-agricultural markets.

In 2015, FMC got a solid foothold in Europe by acquiring the Danish company Cheminova. The bioscience cluster in Copenhagen showed FMC great opportunities for research and innovation within biological crop protection.

The main focus of the European research centre will be health and nutrition where FMC is a global leader in manufacturing ingredients to be used in the food and pharmaceutical industry.

Well-known food and bioscience hub

FMC decided to establish a European regional headquarter and research facility in Copenhagen, which will serve as a central hub for research and development, regional corporate functions and regional commercial teams, altogether employing 175 talented people when the new centre opens in April 2017.

“Denmark is a well-known centre for food and bioscience research with an exceptional workforce. It is a country known for its strong labour force and quality of living. The European Innovation Centre will enhance our ability to collaborate with customers and suppliers throughout the region, and ensure that we fulfill the growth potential of our newly combined company,” says Pierre Brondeau, FMC president, CEO and chairman.

The new innovation centre is located in new facilities in the Scion DTU Science and Technology Park, next to the laboratories, scientists and knowledge of the reputable Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

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Invest in Denmark and Copenhagen Capacity assisted FMC in mapping potential locations and organised three fact finding tours to meet with suppliers as well as companies such as Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Microsoft and Biogen who have many years of experience in running a Nordic headquarter and R&D from Copenhagen. We also introduced FMC to relocation providers and assisted with talent attraction services.

If you want to know more about setting up a European headquarter or a business in Denmark, please contact Investment Manager, Jannik Grodt Schmidt, via e-mail jannsc@um.dk or phone +1 (212) 705 4955.

About FMC Corporation

FMC Corporation is a speciality company operating its business in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Minerals. The company has approximately 7,000 employees throughout the world and an annual revenue of approximately USD 3.3 billion. FMC acquired Cheminova in April 2015.

Photograph: Thomas Høyrup Christensen / Copenhagen Media Centre

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