The Hamburg, Germany-based skincare company has officially moved its North American headquarters from Wilton, Connecticut, to Stamford, Connecticut, in New York City’s greater metropolitan area. Additionally, as part of its global R&D strategy, the company opened its doors on an all new Innovation Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.
According to Beiersdorf, both new facilities represent a strong commitment to the region and will help drive growth for the group and its brands, including Aquaphor, Eucerin, Nivea, La Prairie and Coppertone.
New Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut
In total, 180 employees will work out of the new Stamford office at 301 Tresser Boulevard. The new space sits within a one-million square feet campus, that comprises 2.5 acres of green space in the center of the city of Stamford. It is one of the largest office complexes in Connecticut, and is ideally located - just off Interstate 95, a short walk from the Stamford train station and within driving distance of the three major local airports.
The LEED-certified, open-concept office has over 250 workpoints, collaboration areas, plus natural air venting, and a panoramic view of the Long Island Sound.
OTC and Sun Care Products
The Stamford office is within driving distance of Beiersdorf’s newly built Innovation Center, in Florham Park, N.J. Only 35 miles west of New York City, this area of New Jersey is considered a “science hot bed,” as it is also home to other large research and development centers, and has excellent access to talent and universities, suppliers, and testing institutes.
The new LEED-certified center in New Jersey spans about 32,000 square feet of office and laboratory space, collaboration spaces, a consumer sensory panel focus area and room for expansion. It is one of only two Beiersdorf regional Innovation Centers in the world; the other in Shanghai. The Innovation Center in N.J. is the first global center of excellence for over-the-counter and sun care products outside of Hamburg.
“Already a globally recognized leader in sun protection, Beiersdorf - by establishing a new regional hub for innovation in New Jersey - will gain further local insights to help identify unmet consumer needs and further fuel innovation,” said the group in a statement.
Apart from the two regional Innovation Centers in China and, now, in the U.S., Beiersdorf has regional development labs in Brazil, India, Japan, and Mexico.