ORTEC Inc., a leading provider of custom formulation and manufacturing services to the life science industry, officially opened its European headquarters, manufacturing and operations center in Newcastle West this morning.
It is hoped that the plant will employ up to 100 people.
The company has already started hiring and will recruit for additional production, lab and maintenance roles starting in December. These positions will be listed by Collins McNicholas.
The project is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.
“We are proud to call Newcastle West our new home,” said Christopher Brotherton, President of Ortec, Inc. “From our first visit, we were warmly welcomed. 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.
Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister for the Office of Works, Patrick O’Donovan, said: “This is one of the proudest days Newcastle West has had in recent years. The arrival of Ortec, and the investment made by the Brotherton family of South Carolina, represents a massive vote of confidence in our city.
“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.
Limerick Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins said: “It is a momentous day for County Limerick as another major multinational Ortec Inc officially opens its new head office in Newcastle West.
“I have been a big supporter of this project since it was proposed and have worked alongside IDA to help Ortec Inc make Newcastle West their new home.
“It is hoped that the head office will employ up to 100 skilled professionals and Ortec’s investment is a huge boost to Limerick’s economy.”
Eileen Sharpe, IDA Ireland added: “The opening of Ortec Inc.’s European headquarters here in Newcastle West is very good news for Co Limerick and indeed for the Mid West region. IDA Ireland remains committed to its strategy of job creation and investment in regional localization. I wish Ortec every success in this project.