ILC Doveris expanding its Irish production footprint by opening a location in Blarney, County Cork, Ireland.
The building will be operational in the first quarter of 2019 and will be outfitted with 4,000 square feet ofISO 7 clean room capacity and 6,500 square feet of Class 8, both dedicated to the company’s pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical product lines.
When at full production, the company expects to hire 60 -70 new ILC Dover employees. The company’s original operation in County Cork will be relocated to the Blarney site as part of the expansion project.
ILC Dover CEO Fran DiNuzzoexpressed enthusiasm about the new launch: “Delaware will always be our base but we’re thrilled to expand our production capabilities in Ireland. This allows us to better serve our global customer base and strengthen our position as the leading single-use powder handling solutions provider to the global pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical marketplace.”
Curtis Gingles, vice president and general manager of the company’s Pharmaceutical Division, added, “Clients of ILC Dover will be happy to see that we’re focused on providing additional capacity located in the region with expanded technical resources. The market for our products is experiencing incredible growth and this expansion will ensure we can keep up with the growing demand for the high-quality products used in manufacturing lifesaving therapies.”
In addition to production space, the new facility will contain offices, meeting rooms and a product demonstration area for client visits. “We are so much more than space suits,” says DiNuzzo. “The Ireland expansion positions ILC Dover as global leaders in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical markets. “
iLC Dover serves customers in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, personal care, food and beverage, chemical, aerospace, healthcare and government agencies.