An ideal distribution location in Amsterdam

Corning first established their operations at Business Park Amsterdam Osdorp in 2009, and the company have now expanded their presence there with a new 2.5-hectare facility.

Corning are one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. They began making speciality glass – as well as other products – over 160 years ago. Their life sciences division manufacture and sell innovative equipment used in laboratories worldwide. They have a particular focus on biology-related apparatus. From their Osdorp location, Corning handle the distribution of these products to their customers in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region.

Business Park Amsterdam Osdorp is a location co-developed by regional area developer SADC (Schiphol Area Development Company N.V) and the Amsterdam City Council. The 20-hectare park, located between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Nieuw-West district of Amsterdam, is just ten minutes from the airport. It is already home to companies including McDonald’s, Sanquin Blood Supply, and Taylor Guitars.

“It’s good to see that Business Park Amsterdam Osdorp is strengthened as a location for this kind of international activity,” said Achmed Baâdoud, Chairman of Amsterdam’s Nieuw-West district. “The added value of this location near Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam is starting to pay off.”

Amsterdam's life sciences industry

Amsterdam is an international hub for life sciences companies. It has top-notch academic hospitals – as well as two renowned universities – and it's also home to a wide array of research institutes, such as the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and ACTA, one of the top dental research facilities in the world. Other Dutch scientific hotspots such as Wageningen and Leiden are only about an hour away, ensuring that companies active in life sciences can access innovative technologies, clinical trials, biobanks and centres of expertise.

For more information on the life sciences industry in Amsterdam, contact Martijn De Boer