Pharma company Almac Group has announced the creation of 100 new jobs. It is expected that the jobs will come on stream over the next two years.
The company has secured new premises in Dundalk, Co. Louth to support its ongoing global expansion plans. The announcement is viewed in some quarters as the first major benefit of Brexit, that a Northern Ireland-based contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company is to create new jobs in town across the border. The company has some 3,000 employees at its Criagavon headquarters.
Almac Group is making its multi-million euro investment in a new Dundalk premises at the IDA Business Park as it seeks to maintain access to the European Union market in the wake of Brexit.
Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with Almac Groupare available here.
“Almac’s decision to expand into Dundalk provides the company with certainty of access to the European Union in the long term – this certainty of access is an increaingly important selling point for Ireland as we look to win business,” said Martin Shanahan, chief executive of IDA Ireland, in the joint statement.
Welcoming the investment by Almac, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “This is a very exciting project for Dundalk and builds on the strong cluster of multinational companies who have very successfully located in that town in recent years and who have found it a great base from which to promote their sales into other EU Member States. Ireland’s expertise in the Pharma sector is unrivalled, with virtually all the major international players having operations here, thus generating synergies and opportunities for new companies investing with us. These additional 100 jobs to be provided are very welcome and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial engagement with Almac into the future”.
The move comes in addition of addition to Armac’s recent announcement of a £27 million (€31.8 million) investment at its global headquarters in Craigavon, its US operations and European facility in Athlone, which stems from its acquisition of the Arran Chemical Company in 2015.
The CareersPortal Team