It was announced this week that Greenfield Global will soon commence the commissioning phase of its new EU Manufacturing Headquarters in Portlaoise.
The global company is involved in the production of ethanol, high-purity speciality alcohols and solvents. Greenfield Global, which has its headquarters in Toronto, has operations in 12 locations across North America, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of products to customers in over 50 countries.
The new 3,800 sq. metre facility, the company’s first outside North America, will produce Pharmco branded products serving Life Science customers globally and is located on IDA Ireland’s Business and Technology Park.
This new facility will result in 75 new jobs over the next five years, while 170 constructions jobs were created during the build and fit-out phase of the project. The Portlaoise facility is one of the first NZEB (near zero energy buildings) to be completed under the new European standards.
Welcoming the news, Minister of State Department of Finance with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Sean Fleming said, "Greenfield Global’s decision to locate their new EU manufacturing headquarters here is not only a sign of the capacity and capabilities that the Midlands provides, but also a sign of Ireland’s expertise and our strong and growing life sciences ecosystem. I would like to welcome Greenfield Global to the area and I look forward to working with them over the coming years."
Greenfield Global President and CEO, Howard Field added, "Today, I am very excited to announce that our Portlaoise Ireland plant construction is essentially completed and we are excited to enter the commissioning phase of the facility in preparation to commence the validation program."