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Amgen announces $200 million investment in Dun Laoghaire plant

Amgen announces $200 million investment in Dun Laoghaire plant

Published on: Friday, 27 April 2012

The $200-plus million expansion programme will include the construction of an approximately 11,700 square metres building extension, new production plant, expanded warehouse and the major refurbishment of the existing buildings. In addition, a significant research and development investment will also see the Dun Laoghaire facility undergo a major technology process enhancement to transform the plant into one of the leading biotechnology manufacturing sites in the world. 

The announcement comes almost a year after Amgen purchased the former Pfizer plant in Dun Laoghaire, resulting in the continuation of all 280 jobs at the site. The expansion will result in the creation of up to 100 new roles within Amgen, in addition to approximately 350 construction jobs during the 19-month building period.  Recruitment for the Amgen positions has already commenced, and many more will be employed in a contract capacity.

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