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BioMarin Expands with 45 New Jobs at Ringaskiddy Manufacturing Plant

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July 27, 2017
BioMarin Expands with 45 New Jobs at Ringaskiddy Manufacturing Plant

Cork Chamber congratulates BioMarin on its latest expansion at Shanbally where its new facility to manufacture medicine for rare genetic diseases opened this afternoon.
Already, Ireland is home to the top 10 pharma companies globally, the pharmaceutical industry contributes over €78billion in total exports, while also ensuring directly employment for almost 25,000 people.  

Set up in 2011, Ringaskiddy is home to BioMarin’s only manufacturing plant globally.
Welcoming the expansion, President of Cork Chamber, Bill O’Connell said: “Cork Chamber congratulates BioMarin on this investment, and the forthcoming addition of 45 new high-quality jobs to its 365 existing employees.”

“Starting with a core team of only 12 people on site, the decision by companies such as BioMarin to continually invest in Cork is a testament to the unique quality of life and calibre of talent on offer in the region. This latest expansion strengthens Ireland’s reputation as an international leader in biopharma and indeed Cork’s appeal as an exciting place for professionals to find interesting work.” 

The Chamber President used the announcement to also highlight the urgent need for the M28 Cork to Ringaskiddy motorway to be delivered.  “Ringaskiddy has one of the highest concentration of employment anywhere in the country, many of whom are global exporters and require adequate infrastructure to ship their goods in and out of the country. To enable more companies to create new jobs such as BioMarin have done today, an internationally competitive road network, which the M28 will deliver, is vital.”

Conclusively, Mr. O’Connell added: “On behalf of Cork Chamber, I wish the team at BioMarin every success on their latest journey to cure rare diseases and making a very importance difference to everyday people’s lives.”

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