Friday, January 24th 2014
- 40 additional jobs are being created at BioMarin Manufacturing in Shanbally, Ringaskiddy
- A further 65 construction jobs will be created in the next building phase at the facility, which will start in March
This is very encouraging news just two and a half years after BioMarin announced that it was setting up in Ringaskiddy with the creation of 100 jobs. Thanks to significant global demand for its products, the company is already in the position to boost this figure by creating an additional 40 positions by 2015.
These are high quality jobs across a range of areas, including manufacturing and manufacturing sciences and technology, facilities and engineering, quality, information technology, finance and administration.
BioMarin is a global biotech company which will manufacture products to treat rare genetic orphan diseases. As such, it is exactly the kind of pharmaceutical company the Government is targeting for growth. In particular, the Government has put a focus on biopharma and genetics, and as a result the number of people employed in pharmaceuticals here is actually increasing, despite the challenges facing the industry.
The Ringaskiddy plant will act as the hub for BioMarin’s European manufacturing operations, giving the site huge potential for further growth in the future. It is heartening to hear senior executives from BioMarin to not only cite our infrastructure as a reason to invest in the region, but also the great quality of life which they can offer their staff in Cork.
According to the company, the Shanbally facility will be key to BioMarin’s future developments globally, and I look forward to further jobs growth in the years ahead.