Seminis Inc. has completed a EUR 1.4 million (US$1.9 million) renovation and expansion project at its European Support Center near Barcelona, Spain.

The 1,500 square-meter (16,000 sq. ft.) facility located in Montornes del Valles houses the company's regional management team and serves as a sales and distribution center for Spain, Portugal and several other countries. The renovated facility features 50 percent more office space as well as the latest voice and data communications equipment.

"Expanding and upgrading this facility provides us with the infrastructure we need to continue growing. Having our whole EMEA management team together not only increases operational efficiencies, but improves the quality of our service and facilitates the flow of products and information to our customers," said Bruno Rossolini, Seminis Regional Vice President.

Formerly a farmhouse, Seminis' European Center sits on 1.6 hectares (4 acres) of land. In addition to offices, the facilities include three climate-controlled seed warehouses that hold seed at the ideal temperature and humidity prior to shipping.

Source: Company Release