Product development and technical sales support are key activities in Certis. The company has trials facilities and research laboratories in southern France and northern and southern Germany. In 2018 the Certis Innovation Center was opened at the World HortiCenter in the Netherlands, offering further trials and research as well as educational facilities for knowledge sharing. In addition the Certis Research Excellence Centre was established in Spain to enable continued development of solutions for excellence in the management of protected vegetables, in support of sustainable agriculture and food security.
The company has the capability to conduct all necessary field and glasshouse trial work to support new product registrations and to extend the use of existing products into new crops and use areas, as well as preparing new product introductions both at European and national level.
The European registration department based in Brussels (Belgium) and Maarssen (Netherlands) coordinates and manages product registrations in partnership with suppliers and handles EU registration activities such as Annex 1 notifications and product defence centrally.
The maintenance of existing registrations and the establishment of direct relationships with key registration officials are equally important. Each of the Certis branches has qualified regulatory staff and capability to register products on a national basis.