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Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Ireland

Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Ireland

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: West; Border, Midland and Western
Location of affected unit(s): Limerick


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
32.50 - Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies
Number Employed: 900

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-04-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 08-04-2019
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The contact lens manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson is creating 100 new manufacturing jobs at its plant in Co Limerick. The company is investing €100 million into its manufacturing facility, supported by IDA Ireland. The expansion will also create 200 temporary construction jobs, in the building of a new facility. The plant leader claimed that the new manufacturing roles will be essential in assisting the company bring pioneering contact lens products.

Johnson & Johnson employs 900 people in Limerick. The Limerick site is the largest contact lens manufacturing plant in the world.