Janssen Sciences Ireland creates 200 jobs for Cork

Janssen Sciences Ireland creates 200 jobs for Cork

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, yesterday officially opened its new manufacturing building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. The company has operated a biopharmaceutical supply chain facility on its 40-hectare site in Ringaskiddy since 2005. 

The official opening ceremony for the facility was attended by Simon Coveney TD, An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Kathy Wengel, Executive Vice-President and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Johnson & Johnson and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland. 

The expansion of the biomanufacturing site increases the company’s production capacity by an additional 19,100m2 and creates 200 new full-time jobs. Approximately 450 people were employed on-site during the two year construction project.  

Speaking at the event, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney said, "I’m delighted to attend the official opening of Janssen’s new manufacturing building, which marks the company’s ongoing commitment to Ireland and patients around the world. The life sciences industry makes a hugely significant contribution to the national economy in terms of jobs and exports. In 2018 alone, 33% of Ireland’s total exports were pharmaceutical and medical products, with Johnson & Johnson featuring as one of our single largest exporters. Finally, I would like to extend my congratulations to the team here in completing this exciting expansion and I wish them continued success in the future." 

Executive Vice President and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at Johnson & Johnson, Kathy Wengel added, "Our Ringaskiddy facility is an important part of our global manufacturing network and expanding our capabilities here will allow us to pursue innovative solutions that advance how medicines are manufactured so that we can be at the forefront of treating, preventing, intercepting and curing some of the world’s most devastating and complex diseases."

Source: www.businessworld.ie