EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

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


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
Group: Amgen (US)

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-09-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2007
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2009
Planned Job Creation: 1100

Additional Information

Biotechnology company, Amgen, will become the largest company to invest in Cork in recent times, after it cleared its first planning hurdle on the way to constructing a massive biotechnology plant. Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company - manufacturing therapeutics based on cellular and molecular biology - is proposing to invest in a 800 million euro plant and employ upwards of 1,100 people. Around 750 of the workforce will be comprised of third-level science graduates. Recruitment is expected to get underway towards the end of 2007 with production set for sometime in 2009.