Hamilton Central Europe, a member of the Hamilton group, inaugurated yesterday in Timișoara the new global software development hub. Specializing in the development of automated liquid handling platforms, it is located in the Iulius Town business center and will contribute to the Hamilton Robotics division's software solutions.
Less than half a year after the announcement of the investment, Hamilton Central Europe inaugurated yesterday, together with partners and team members, the new software development hub.
"It is a real joy for us that in the year in which we are celebrating the first 10 years of activity in Romania, we are also inaugurating this new investment, which is added to the others, from this year: the development of the Sheet Metal Processing department, one of the most performing at the moment and the expansion of the factory in Giarmata, which will be completed in November. This hub, through the software solutions it will develop, will contribute to Hamilton's mission of innovating to improve people's lives. ”, said Ciprian Ractei, Director General of Hamilton Central Europe.
The new software development hub is located in the Iulius Town business center and has a modern office space and a Hamilton Venus software testing laboratory, which the Romanian specialists are developing together with the teams in Reno (Nevada, USA) and Bonaduz (Graubünden, Switzerland).
"The establishment of the software development center in Timiș is a very important step in Hamilton's strategy to strengthen its software offer for its customers. I am pleased that outstanding software development specialists have joined us in this important project, and I look forward to meeting those who will form the next scrum teams.” said Jean-Claude Lugeon, Senior Project Leader at Hamilton Bonaduz AG.
"I congratulate you on the inauguration of the software development hub in Timisoara. The investment you make in cutting-edge technologies and in attracting top specialists strengthens Timișoara's position in this exclusive development sector. The expansion of the Hamilton company in Timișoara is a strong signal of optimism and confidence in the future of our city - the most dynamic city in Romania", said the mayor of Timișoara, Dominic Fritz.
The Robotics Division of Hamilton Group, a leading innovator in laboratory automation, develops and manufactures automated liquid handling instruments used in hospitals, laboratories and other research institutions around the world.
Hamilton's Venus software, developed from the new global hub, enables users to program and control liquid handling instruments such as the Hamilton STAR, STAR V, VANTAGE and Nimbus. In addition, Venus software optimizes the innovative MagPip pipetting technology available on the STAR V and VANTAGE, which is capable of running volumes between 350 nanoliters and 750 microliters and is designed to increase run speed.
The tools made by the Robotics division excel in automating multiple applications, both for life sciences and analytical sciences: from genomics, cell biology, drug discovery applications, nucleic acid extraction, automated PCR setup, blood fractionation, sample preparation etc., to complex biobanking workflow solutions.
Hamilton is a global technology leader in the life science, medical device, laboratory automation and sample management industries. Its success is based on the invention of the microlytic syringe by American chemical engineer Clark Hamilton in the late 1940s. Hamilton now designs and manufactures state-of-the-art ventilators, pipetting robots, biopharma sensors and other automation and precision equipment for hospitals, laboratories, research and industry worldwide. Hamilton also holds an important position in fast-growing fields such as: genetics, robotics, food and environmental technologies. The group currently employs approximately 3,000 people globally in 22 locations worldwide. The companies are owned by the Hamilton family.
About Hamilton Central Europe
In Romania, the Hamilton Company began its activity in 2013, in Timiș, through the production of microliter syringes and needles, used exclusively in research laboratories for the precision of measurement and pipetting in the microliter range. With the opening of Hamilton Central Europe, Romania became the second country in Europe, after Switzerland, where the Hamilton Company carries out production activities.
Today, in the factory in Giarmata, Timiș, Hamilton Central Europe produces, with the help of a team of approximately 380 employees, high-precision instruments used in analysis and research laboratories (microliter syringes, needles, dosing pumps, pipetting modules and accessories), the development of which is fully handled (mechanical, hardware, firmware, software). Disposable consumables used in intensive care units are also produced here.
The products manufactured by Hamilton Central Europe in Timiş are used in the profile markets of Europe, Asia and South Africa, mostly in scientific research laboratories, analytical application laboratories and intensive care units around the world.