Meissner Filtration Products announced today that it will expand manufacturing operations by establishing a facility in County Mayo, Ireland, creating upwards of 150 jobs over the next 5 years.
Meissner will take advantage of a brand new existing 34,000 ft2 Advanced Technology Building constructed by the IDA in Castlebar, expanding it to 100,000 ft2. Meissner has also purchased the adjacent land in order to be able to more than triple the facility’s current footprint.
Meissner plans to install a substantial, state of the art cleanroom within the existing facility to be used for the manufacture of Single-Use Systems (SUS) that support their biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical client base.
Speaking at today’s announcement in Castlebar, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring said, "This is tremendous news, which I greatly welcome. The creation of 150 jobs is a huge boost to the town, to county Mayo and the entire region."
CEO of Meissner, Christopher Meissner added, "We have seen substantial growth in our SUS portfolio over the past 10 years and ensuring we have capacity in excess of customer demand is critical. Additionally, we acutely recognize the value of manufacturing proximate to our customer base as well as geographically diversifying our manufacturing footprint. After an extensive search, we determined that Ireland was the ideal location to open our first European manufacturing facility."