Ceva Santé Animale, a global leader in the animal health industry, has selected Lenexa, Kan., to maintain and expand its North American corporate headquarters.
“Ceva’s decision to maintain and expand its current Lenexa campus is a testament to the support we have received from the Animal Health Corridor,” said Dr. Arnaud Bourgeois , Vice President of Ceva Group. “We are committed to providing innovative vaccine solutions and quality products to improve the health and well-being of animals. Thanks to the Animal Health Corridor’s extended networking opportunities, resources in the State of Kansas, including the Kansas Bioscience Authority, and support from officials in Lenexa; we will continue to invest in breakthrough technologies that support our future growth.”Brad Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Ceva Animal Health, Companion Animal Division, said, “We will continue to launch new products generated from our innovative research to increase our footprint within the United States. Much of the talent we will utilize comes from the Corridor area, where resources and aptitude are abundant. We’re also maintaining our corporate presence in Rutherford, N.J., as our efforts there focus on helping companion animals.”The company will create 20 new corporate level positions in HR, finance, IT, legal and customer service.
“The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor is pleased that Ceva will retain their national headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas. Ceva is a pillar of the animal health industry in the Corridor and this decision is very significant to the Corridor and the industry as a whole,” said George Heidgerken, President and CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., and Chairman of the KC Animal Health Corridor Advisory Board.
Ceva Santé Animale is a global veterinary health company focused on the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for pets, livestock, swine and poultry. www.ceva.com
About the KC Animal Health Corridor
The Kansas City area accounts for 32 percent of the $19 billion global animal health industry. The Corridor, anchored by Manhattan, Kan., and Columbia, Mo., is home to more than 220 animal health companies, which represents the largest concentration in the world. www.kcanimalhealth.com.