Sunnyvale, Calif. - Dec. 14, 2010 - Picarro, the maker of the world’s leading instruments for carbon, water and nitrogen cycle measurement, today announced the company is moving to new state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facilities in Santa Clara, California. The move is part of Picarro’s rapid expansion into new product lines and new business verticals, as well as an ongoing expansion of the company’s scientific, sales, and marketing organizations.
“We are thrilled to be moving up to a bigger and better facility,” says Picarro CEO Michael Woelk. “The new building will give us the requisite space to manufacture more analyzers at a faster pace and better serve our diverse and growing customer base. The modern lab and high tech manufacturing space will give our talented team room to pursue additional new projects that our customers are requesting.”
At 56,000 square feet, the new facility will significantly increase the available manufacturing floor and laboratory research space for Picarro’s world class innovation team, led by company Chief Technical Officer Eric Crosson. The building will also serve as Picarro’s world headquarters for executive, marketing, sales and support divisions.
Over the past 18 months Picarro has more than doubled its total headcount and released new products for air quality monitoring, life sciences, food safety, and other business segments while continuing to innovate in the company’s core specialties of ecology, atmospheric sciences, hydrology, and other research disciplines. The company’s portfolio of products has won numerous prestigious awards including the R&D 100 Award and the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovator award.