Just weeks after announcing plans to expand and add jobs in the U.S., CDMO Almac is doing the same in Ireland. Almac will build a new facility in Dundalk, County Louth, near the border with its home country of Northern Ireland.
Almac announced today that it will make a multimillion-euro investment at an Ireland Development Authority business park. It is getting some support for Ireland’s Department of Jobs. The company offered few details but said the new 32,000-square-foot facility will be used by its pharma and clinical services units.
Almac, which has been steadily expanding for several years, laid out a multiproject blueprint in November to make small investments in a number of its facilities, as well as a significant expansion to its U.S. headquarters.
The company is spending $25 million (£20 million) to expand its 240,000-square-foot offices at its U.S. headquarters in Souderton, Pennsylvania, and to lease a 26,000-square-foot office space in nearby Lansdale. The drug services company is getting about $1.6 million in state support for the project and has committed to adding 312 jobs.
At the time, it also said it would invest about $2.5 million (£2 million) to upgrade facilities at the Arran Chemical Company facility in Athlone, Ireland that it bought last year. Almac is investing another $6.3 million (£5 million) to build an additional laboratory and office facility at its global headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. The company said about 170 existing employees will move to the new facility.