Leading seed technology firm Germains joins Norwich Research Park

Picture caption: Norwich Research Park Germains 71Moving in. Right, Norwich Research Park CEO Dr Sal

Picture caption: Norwich Research Park Germains 71Moving in. Right, Norwich Research Park CEO Dr Sally Ann Forsyth and development & leasing manager Jonathan Barnard welcome Germains Seed Technology to Centrum. Pictured is (centre to left) Steve Moon, Gerard Mulqueen, Ab Aarnoudse, Hamad Siddiqui and Christopher Stephens. Picture: Paul Nixon - Credit: Archant

Leading seed technology firm Germains has joined Norwich Research Park's new state-of-the art laboratory.

The £11.5m Centrum building has welcomed senior members of Germains' research and development team, who are focusing on the science of seed priming and development.

Germains joins more than 40 other businesses based at Norwich Research Park including four research institutes, the UEA and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Of the move, Dr Sally Ann Forsyth, Norwich Research Park chief executive, said: 'This reinforces our global position in creating a unique cluster of business and research organisations with world-leading science credentials.'

More than 12,000 people work at the site. Germains was acquired by FTSE 100 company Associated British Foods in 1990.