EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Kite

Company/Organisation:
Kite

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Groot-Amsterdam; Noord-Holland; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Hoofddorp

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21.20 - Manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-06-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

Kite, a subsidiary of American pharma company Gilead, has opened a 19,000 square meter factory in Hoofddorp. The new factory will produce a medicine to fight lymph node cancer and will significantly reduce the delivery time of this medicine for European cancer patients, who previously had to depend on shipment of the medicine from Los Angeles. The new factory will employ 400 persons upon opening, while expansion to 530 employees is expected in the near future. Kite is an American pharma company and was taken over by Gilead in 2017.

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