Servier Celebrates 30 Years of Manufacturing in Arklow, Ireland
06 December, 2019
Servier, an independent international pharmaceutical company, today celebrated its 30th anniversary of manufacturing at its Arklow site, with the support of Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting foreign direct investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. The celebration was led by Minister for Health Simon Harris, Ambassador of France in Ireland, H.E. Stéphane Crouzat, and senior leaders from the Servier Group and IDA Ireland.
Servier (Ireland) Industries Ltd. was established in 1989 and is located in Co. Wicklow. It is now the largest production facility outside France for the Servier Group. Servier Arklow, which has special know-how in manufacturing of oral solid dosage, is diversifying its activity towards the production of highly potent drugs.
The Arklow plant has grown steadily from 12 employees producing 1 million boxes in 1989 to a site of 450 employees producing 160 million boxes in 2019 and exporting to more than 100 countries worldwide. The site is central to the manufacturing of 42 semi-finished products treating indications in the cardiovascular, metabolic, chronic venous disease, and central nervous system areas. Since its creation, 200 M€ has been invested in the Arklow site by the Servier Group.
Augustin Blanc, General Manager of Servier Arklow, declared: “Today I am very proud and happy to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Servier Arklow site. I would like to thank all our staff on site, who are engaged every day in providing patients around the world with quality medicines. Patients are counting on us and we are committed to continue along this path.”
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