West Pharmaceutical Plans Expansion in Ireland

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, plans to expand its global manufacturing operations to include a new site in Waterford, Ireland. The new facility will produce packaging components for insulin injector cartridges and other high-value packaging components. Once operational, this new site could bring approximately 150 new jobs to Waterford.

Construction is planned to begin in early 2015 on the 44-acre site at Knockhouse on Old Kilmeade in Waterford, subject to the project obtaining requisite planning and zoning approvals, which the Ccmpany believes will occur later this year. This site will be a center of excellence for West's proprietary elastomeric sheeting, which is used to package insulin for use in pen injectors. Future plans include additional manufacturing space for West's proprietary injectable component product lines, which are integral to many injectable and dosage forms. With these expansions, the plant eventually could accommodate between 250 to 300 jobs and involve an investment in the range of EUR 100 million ($126 million).

Source: IDA Ireland

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