As part of the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to the Netherlands and Germany this week, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny met with representatives of the PM Group.
PM Group has delivered a range of major projects in Benelux and other European locations in the Pharmaceutical, Food, Med Tech and Advanced Manufacturing Technology sectors for companies such as Genzyme-Sanofi, GSK, Sanofi, J&J, Dell and Danone.
They provide a range of services to Janssen (a J&J company) on their state of the art €80m, disposable bulk vaccines facility in Leiden, Netherlands. PM Group were chosen to provide services from the initial feasibility study through to detailed design.
They also provided construction management and commissioning & qualification services for the project in collaboration with two other well renowned Irish companies, Sisk and Dornan Engineering.
The Group had a team of over 50 people involved in the project which was delivered from their centre of pharmaceutical excellence in Cork (Ireland) and supported extensively by their Benelux business unit based in Brussels.
Speaking from Leiden, the Taoiseach said, "The traditional perception that Irish exports involve agricultural and manufactured goods does not cover the full picture. In this case internationally renowned Irish businesses, like PM Group, are producing services and expertise that are in great demand overseas."
CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon added, "We have worked closely with PM Group to help drive their international expansion and now close to 50% of their turnover is gained in export markets.
"This project, which was delivered from PM Group’s centre of excellence in Cork, is an excellent example of international expansion from a regional location, directly impacting on employment and prosperity in the region."