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Dedicated Pharmaceutical Specialists Engineering (DPS)

Dedicated Pharmaceutical Specialists Engineering (DPS)

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: South-West (IRL); Southern and Eastern


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Number Employed: 260

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-10-2003
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 250

Additional Information

Irish engineering firm, DPS Engineering, which specialises in providing services to the pharmaceutical sector, is planning to create 250 jobs over the next five years. The company intends to recruit mainly third-level graduates to serve in its three offices in Dublin, Cork and Holland. Most of those recruited are expected to be engineers or scientists. A large proportion are expected to come from the universities or the institute of technology sector. The company is Irish owned and has an annual turnover of €20 million. It draws most of its revenue from contracts with large pharmaceutical companies such as Schering Plough, Roche, Novartis, Warner Lambert, Pfizer and Eli Lilly.It advises and assists these companies in a range of areas from physical infrastructure to making sure their operations meet international standards. DPS Engineering is going through a major growth phase. Since 1996, it has developed from a small scale engineering company with 25 employees to an operation currently employing 260 people.