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Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Laboratories

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: South-West (IRL); Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Cork


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
32 - Other manufacturing
Number Employed: 200
Group: Alcon Laboratories (US)

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-09-2008
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 30-09-2013
Planned Job Creation: 186

Additional Information

US eye care firm Alcon Laboratories has announced that it is to expand its Cork plant, investing over €20 million, and creating 186 new jobs. The expansion of the plant will result in a doubling of the existing workforce of 200 over the course of the next five years. Alcon manufactures intraocular lens, a prosthetic lens that replaces the eye's natural lens after cataract surgery.