On Thursday 7th December WuXi Biologics Ireland proudly welcomed 30 members of the Dundalk Chamber for an exclusive site tour, showcasing the impressive strides made since the construction of its state-of-the-art facility in 2019.
Since the inception of the project, WuXi Biologics Ireland has been a catalyst for growth in the region, creating more than 7,000 construction jobs during the building phase. Today, the company is delighted to employ over 800 full-time professionals across the two entities on the campus.
Despite the challenges posed by the global landscape, the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation led to the successful completion of its advanced facility. This dedication culminated in the Facility of the Year Award from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
Una McGoey, President of Dundalk Chamber, expressed her enthusiasm about the visit, stating, “WuXi Biologics Ireland’s contributions to our community and the region have been invaluable. Their growth story is a testament to the opportunities they provide and the collaborative spirit that drives their success.”
Brendan McGrath, Site Head and VP of WuXi Biologics Ireland, shared his thoughts on the occasion, saying, “We are proud to have reached this significant milestone. Our growth reflects the dedication and commitment of our team, as well as the unwavering support from the local community, including the Dundalk Chamber. We deeply appreciate the Chamber’s support and look forward to further engaging with our local community.”
WuXi Biologics Ireland continues to demonstrate its commitment to the region through job creation, innovation, and community engagement, fostering a brighter future for Dundalk and beyond.
Brendan emphasised the strategic location of Dundalk quoting from the Chamber’s affiliated website https://www.m1corridor.ie. He explained that WuXi Biologics located here, in part because of the population hinterland of over 2,000,000; 4 deep seaports, 3 airports and critically third level higher education, including DkIT, Queens and the Dublin universities.