AbbVie, a biopharma company is planning to invest €60m for expansion of its plant in Carrigtwohill in Co Cork. The project will include development of a new state of the art manufacturing facility. Moreover, the expansion project is likely to create approximately 70 new jobs.

Expansion to be operational by 2025

AbbVie is a global biopharmaceutical company which specializes in research and development. The company is all set to celebrate their 20th anniversary in coming November. Significantly, the company is operating across 8 different locations in Ireland. They have now planned to expand their plant on Cork. Furthermore, the new plant will introduce new technologies at the site in Carrigtwohill which will enable it to support AbbVie’s aesthetics business. In addition, AbbVie will also utilize this project to introduce new technology which will improve the carbon footprint of the wider Cork site. The construction at the site will is likely to start next year and the project will get operational by 2025.

70 new jobs will be added

AbbVie is currently employing 150 people at the Carrigtwohill plant. In addition, they have an existing global workforce of 47,000 employees.  Moreover, the expansion of this facility will add another 70 new jobs at the plant. The company is offering a wide range of jobs at the new facility. Some of these roles include sterile manufacturing, quality control, and engineering. Alongside, AbbVie has also announced a three-year strategic training program at the Carrigtwohill facility. The purpose of this program is to enhance and develop key workforce skills to support new technologies.

Support from IDA Ireland

The government is also supporting the expansion project through IDA Ireland. “This latest investment by AbbVie is testament to Ireland being an attractive and supportive location for continued investment by established companies. Marking two decades of successful operations at its manufacturing site in Carrigtwohill by making a further €60 million investment, creating 70 additional jobs, is a strong endorsement and demonstrates a clear commitment to the company’s Cork site.” Martin Shanahan, IDA chief executive said in a statement.

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