US chemical manufacturing service provider to hire staff at Limerick site

Ortec employs over 300 people and is expected to hire more. It is looking for production, laboratory and maintenance staff for its European headquarters in Limerick.

Ortec, an American chemical manufacturing services provider, today (September 14) officially opened its manufacturing and operations center in Limerick. The building has been designated as Ortec’s European headquarters.

Ortec has been in business since 1980 and employs over 300 people. It serves the life science industry with custom chemical manufacturing services

The move involves creating several new jobs, as the company has already started the recruitment process. Ortec is expected to add more roles, in production, lab and maintenance from December. These positions will be listed by Collins McNicholas.

The building, located in Newcastle West, is a dedicated cGMP manufacturing facility. It houses a full-service analytical laboratory and an ISO 8 clean room. The site is aiming to be ISO 13485 certified. It will operate under FDA/EMA guidelines for the production of pharmaceutical materials, combinations and medical devices.

Ortec’s operation in Limerick is supported by the government through IDA Ireland. Office of Public Works Minister Patrick O’Donovan, TD, described the opening as ‘one of the proudest days Newcastle West has had in recent years’.

He added that the arrival of Ortec represented a huge vote of confidence in the region. “I know many people have worked hard for a long time to make this a reality. What started as a journey led by local people and supported by government through IDA Ireland and Limerick City and County Council has led to this big day for Newcastle West.

Ortec Chairman Christopher Brotherton praised Limerick and its people for welcoming them to the company. He said: “Co Limerick is a great place to do business. It has the right infrastructure, work ethic and talent pool to compete anywhere in the world.

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