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    Default Reckitt Benckiser's gets new lab in South Asia

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    Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has opened its new South Asian Scientific Services Group laboratory at Gurgaon.

    Focusing on brands in fabric care (like Vanish), surface care (like Lizol, Easy Off Bang, Colin) and lavatory care categories (Harpic), the new lab will undertake performance tests to speed up product development for Reckitt Benckiser's fast growing South Asian Markets. The lab will also become a training centre for young talent - developing them in readiness for global R and D positions, said the company.

    This new lab was inaugurated by Bart Becht, Global CEO Reckitt Benckiser plc, who was joined by Rakesh Kapoor, EVP - Category Development, Freddy Caspers, EVP - Developing Markets and Chander Mohan Sethi, SVP - South Asia.

    "South Asia is one of our fastest growing and highest potential regions and the new lab in India underlines the emphasis we are placing to strengthen our Powerbrand portfolio in developing markets," said Rakesh Kapoor, EVP - Category Development.

    Spread over 20,000 square feet of covered area, the facility has its own uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for clean power and a 100pc power back up for uninterrupted operations.

    Chander Mohan Sethi, SVP - South Asia and Chairman/ Managing Director of Reckitt Benckiser (India) Ltd said, "With the new Scientific Services Group lab, we will now be able to adapt global products and formulae quickly and cost effectively, so that they meet the needs of the local consumers. We're especially pleased that we have been able to attract young talent, not just from India but internationally too - over time this will be a valuable source of talent for RB."

    Its state of the art facilities include: wet analytical lab, instruments lab, sample and stability chambers to cover all test conditions required for hot and humid climatic conditions of developing markets. There are also pilot plants to allow extensive development of formulae and product samples.


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