This week Bruker celebrated the grand opening of two new Centers of Excellence in India that will significantly extend applications laboratories and customer support capabilities across the country.
Located in Mumbai and Bengaluru the two major applications, training and service centers will substantially boost key support for the region.
Over almost 40 years, Bruker has expanded its presence in India, with existing sales and service capabilities in most major cities in India, including New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Hyderabad, employing over 100 staff. This capacity is complemented by several high-quality distributors with service capabilities for some of Bruker’s expansive product lines.
Bruker has long been committed to India. Its long-standing presence in, and support for, the Indian research community began with initial NMR and FT-IR installations almost 40 years ago.
The new Centers of Excellence bring together a wide range of Bruker divisional operations in India, the new facilities offer our customers access to multi-technology applications, training and demonstration capabilities.
Now our customers in the important, growing Indian markets for scientific and analytical instrumentation can expect an even higher level of customer support.
The Centers will also aim to support research collaborations between Bruker and key customers in India. Their locations were chosen for their proximity to major academic, government and industrial research laboratories, and also to major hubs for the strong Indian pharma, biotechnology and CRO industry, as well as to major clinical research centers, and to important centers for the cement, metals, manufacturing, food and other industries.
Dr. Frank Laukien, Bruker’s President and CEO, visited India to officially open the centers. “With this significant investment in our two new Centers of Excellence, Bruker has taken a major step forward in India to provide highest-level support for the outstanding and rapidly growing Indian research, industrial and clinical communities”, he commented.
As is traditional at such openings in India, Dr. Laukien joined Dr. Shreeram Oak of Bruker India, in completing a time-honored local custom. Called ‘Deep Prajvalan’, the ‘Lighting of the Lamp’, sees an oil lamp lit to bring ‘light’ to the proceedings.
In the ritual ‘light’ represents the bringing knowledge, and the expelling of ignorance – a very apt principle shared, of course, by Bruker and the whole scientific community. All auspicious functions begin with the lighting of the lamp which is then maintained right through the event.