Infineum, one of the world leaders in the formulation, manufacture, and marketing of petroleum additives for fuels and lubricants, officially opened their new Global Centre of Innovation on 8 November, at their headquarters in Milton Hill, UK.
This multi-million-pound investment in their site close to Didcot has generated more than 50 new jobs for talented chemists and engineers, to research better and more sustainable solutions in the automotive, transmission, and fuel additives business. This influx of talent provides the opportunity for Infineum to accelerate on their journey of creating a sustainable future using innovative chemistry.
The new state-of-the-art building delivers improved infrastructure that supports their technology leadership, including new laboratories for leading-edge research and development, along with a variety of collaborative and agile meeting spaces, and a new restaurant for employees and visitors.
The new building has been designed with sustainability in mind and includes solar panels on the roof, a roof garden, LED lighting throughout, and water and electricity optimisation and efficiency investments.
Trevor Russell, Infineum’s Global CEO, and Ed Vaizey, former Member of Parliament for Wantage and Didcot, welcomed key customers and industry partners to a networking event that enabled guests from around the world to experience the building first-hand through guided tours.
“I am pleased to be here opening this Centre of Innovation for Infineum. Companies like this are part of the important ecosystem that drives the UK economy,” said Ed Vaizey.
“Milton Hill is our key global site for technology and innovation. I am very proud to have opened this new facility with state-of-the-art laboratories and collaboration spaces. This, along with the 50 highly-qualified new colleagues we have recruited, will help us continue to lead the world in developing technologies with huge environmental benefit,” Russell said.