Grifols Inaugurates its Global Headquarters in Barcelona
Barcelona, June 15, 2011.- Today Grifols has officially opened its new corporate head offices in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona). The event was presided over by the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, Miguel Sebastián who visited the new installations in the company of the Chairman and CEO of the group, Víctor Grifols and the rest of the team of directors.
Grifols is now the third largest plasma derivative producer in the world with a presence in more than ninety countries and its own subsidiaries in twenty-four. The group's new corporate head offices are made up of three separate buildings, connected at basement level, with a total surface area of 45,900 m2. The site which is known as Trioparc, is located in the Can Sant Joan business park in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).
Grifols acquired the installations when construction work was almost completed, and at the end of 2009 management, corporate services departments, scientific management and the different marketing areas moved to the new site. Likewise, one of the buildings is now home to Gri-Cel, the group's company which coordinates research projects for the development of advanced therapies. Over the last year building work has been carried out on the communal areas, the gardens have been landscaped and other final details completed.
The opening ceremony of Grifols' corporate head offices coincides with the company's 70th anniversary. Founded in 1941, Grifols has managed to become one of the most important companies in the Spanish pharmaceutical hospital sector. After the recent acquisition of the North American company Talecris, Grifols now starts a new era as a worldwide point of reference for the research, development, production, and marketing of plasma-derived biological medicines.