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West Pharmaceutical Services continues expansion in Ireland

Written by Robert McHugh, on 29th Nov 2016. Posted in General

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West Pharmaceutical Services have today announced the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at its contract manufacturing facility near Mulhuddart, County Dublin.

The expansion is in response to customer demand for medical device manufacturing—especially in the area of diabetes—and represents West’s most recent investment in Ireland, where the Company is also building a new pharmaceutical component manufacturing facility.

The additional capacity in Dublin will make it possible to better service the Company’s growing healthcare and medical device contract manufacturing business which is focused on supplying high-quality molding and assembly solutions for the production of medical devices such as auto-injectors and continuous glucose monitoring systems.

West anticipates 100 new jobs will be added to the business over the next five years as a result of the expansion.

Along with the expansion of its Dublin facility, West is also growing its proprietary product business in Waterford, Ireland. The Company previously announced the construction of a centre of excellence for its proprietary elastomeric sheeting and injectable component product lines. The new plant is expected to begin full commercial operations in 2018.

The Global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products.

The company is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2015 sales of $1.4 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 110 million of its components and devices which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at West, Karen Flynn said, "As the healthcare market becomes increasingly complex, West is advancing our core competencies in the development, manufacturing and final packaging of complex drug delivery systems and diagnostic devices for our customers."

She added, "We are excited about the growth and expansion we are experiencing in both our contract manufacturing business in Dublin as well as our proprietary products business in Waterford, both of which will support increasing demand from our global customer base."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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