Our client, ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry recently announced it is expanding its Irish production footprint by opening a new site in Blarney, County Cork, Ireland creating up to 70 jobs over two years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
The building will be operational in the first quarter of 2019 and outfitted with 4,000 square feet of ISO 7 clean room capacity and 6,500 square feet of Class 8, both dedicated to the company’s pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical product lines. When at full production, the company expects to hire 60-70 new ILC Dover employees. The new roles will include management, production, quality, design and support.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D. said, “I am delighted to see ILC Dover expand its footprint in Cork. Ireland’s reputation as a centre of manufacturing excellence continues to grow, due to our experience in this area but also the availability of talent and skills required to manage outsourced production on an international scale. Ireland is now a major player and a very attractive location for companies like ILC Dover to grow their operations and I look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership developing."
ILC Dover President and CEO Fran DiNuzzo expressed enthusiasm about the new launch: “The expansion of our production capabilities in Ireland will allow us to better serve our global customer base and strengthen our position as the leading single-use powder handling solutions provider to the global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical marketplace.”
In addition to production space, the new facility will contain state-of-the-art offices, meeting rooms and a product demonstration area for client visits.
Fastnet has been retained to recruit an experienced candidate to fill the role of Plant Manager and take charge of this exciting project. For information on this opportunity, contact Richard Butler on +353 87 2558528.
We look forward to supporting ILC Dover over the coming months.