TILBURG - Due to corona, the demand for cell culture media, a product used in the production of vaccines and medicines, has increased rapidly worldwide. The good news: Fujifilm is currently building a factory in Tilburg specialized in cell culture media. "We have already been asked whether construction could go faster, but unfortunately the coronacrisis has caused a small delay," says Fujifilm vice president Albert van Maren.
The activities that were already carried out at the Fujifilm factory in Tilburg have gained momentum due to the coronacrisis. The markets in which the Japanese company is originally active, including the graphics industry and photo paper, have fallen even faster since the pandemic. "People simply don’t go on (business) trips or need fewer brochures," says Van Maren. However, the market on which the company is increasingly focusing, including cell culture media for pharmaceutical companies, is growing faster.