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A hidden champion grows



HORIBA Europe is investing around 5.5 million euros in the expansion of its site in Leichlingen.

The Japanese measuring instrument specialist is one of the world's leading suppliers in its sector and has been represented in Leichlingen for 28 years: Now HORIBA Europe would like to expand its presence in North Rhine-Westphalia and is investing around 5.5 million euros in the location, thereby doubling production and office space.

"We will develop new technologies and products for process engineering in Leichlingen. The expansion here is a milestone for our further growth," explains Hiroshi Nakamura, President and CEO of HORIBA Europe.  As a partner of the State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection, the devices, which are produced with Japanese equipment at the Leichlingen location, are installed in almost all air measurement stations in NRW.

HORIBA produces test and measurement systems for areas such as the automotive testing industry, medical diagnostics, quality control and laboratory analysis. The HORIBA Group employs around 7,100 people worldwide.