Simcro this week opened its North American headquarters in Lawrence, Kansas, in the KC Animal Health Corridor. Based in New Zealand, Simcro develops pharmaceutical delivery systems for production and companion animals.
“Kansas City is the Animal Health Corridor; it has everything we need to be successful in the North American market, including the concentration of talent and customer base” said Andrew Shepherd, president at Simcro North America.
Simcro will lease space at the Bioscience and Technology Business Center (BTBC) in Lawrence, Kansas . Since North America accounts for a third of the global animal health market, Shepherd is excited about the opportunity to open an office in this area, allowing the company to be closer to current customers and new product development opportunities.
The North American development follows the opening of a Shanghai office to meet the growing demand for Simcro products in the rapidly expanding Chinese market. In 2011 Simcro also opened an office in Cambridge, United Kingdom, to better service the U.K./European animal health territory. The U.K. office recently appointed Mark Hoare to strengthen the sales resource in this region. The Riverside Company’s investment in Simcro in 2013 accelerated plans for Simcro to extend its global footprint.
“Simcro is a terrific addition to the Animal Health Corridor and we couldn’t be happier to have them open their North American Operations in the area,” said G.R. Underwood, president at the BTBC. “This region has a wealth of assets that make it a premier destination not only for animal health companies, but also life science companies of all types. We’re very enthused to have Simcro here and look forward to watching them grow.”
About the KC Animal Health Corridor
Companies with a business location in the KC Animal Health Corridor account for more than half of the sales generated by the global animal health industry. The Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kansas, and Columbia, Missouri, is home to more than 300 animal health companies, representing the largest concentration in the world. For more information, visit KCanimalhealth.com.