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  1. ILC Dover
2 November 2018

ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Blarney, Ireland

Flexible containment solutions provider ILC Dover is expanding its Irish production footprint by opening a location in Blarney, County Cork, Ireland.

The building will be operational in Q1 2019 and outfitted with 4,000ft2 of ISO 7 cleanroom capacity and 6,500ft2 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’s president and CEO Fran DiNuzzo expressed enthusiasm about the new launch: “The expansion of our production capabilities in Ireland will allow 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.”

Vice-president and general manager of the company’s pharmaceutical division Curtis Gingles 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 state-of-the-art offices, meeting rooms and a product demonstration area for client visits.

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