The new 53,000 facility will add an additional 60 staff, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said, and will be adjacent to the company’s current facilities at 91 Blue Ravine Road.
“I am extremely pleased to see the completion of this additional space. This new facility expands Agilent’s capabilities for chromatography consumables and hardware, which are used in laboratories around the world and for critical health, safety and product quality decisions,” order fulfillment & supply chain prez Henrik Ancher-Jensen said in a press release.
The newly opened center will support the company’s Intuvo 9000 GC gas chromatography system, and will also include a customer applications laboratory and collaboration space as well as facilities for the company’s scientific consumables and supplies.
“We have always looked to Agilent for innovations that will allow those of us in the analytical laboratory to become more productive, to become more efficient and to provide higher quality data,” ESC Lab Sciences Corp prez Johnny Mitchell said in a prepared statement.
In September, Agilent said it priced a $300 million public offering of senior notes, with proceeds slated to repay its revolving credit facility.
The company said it looked to run offering under an automatic shelf registration statement, with notes set to mature in September 2026 at an annual interest rate of 3.05%.
Proceeds from the round are slated to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, according to a company press release. BNP Paribas Securities Corp, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offer.