EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Flintshire and Wrexham; East Wales; Wales
Location of affected unit(s): Wrexham


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
Number Employed: 380

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-11-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 40

Additional Information

Indian owned pharmaceutical company Wockhardt has announced that it is to create between 40 and 50 new jobs at its site in Wrexham, North Wales. The jobs have been created thanks to a GBP 10 million investment in the site where 380 people are currently employed. Wockhardt is a major supplier of drugs to the NHS and it is projected that the investment in the site will lead to an increase in sales of around GBP 150 million. The new manufacturing facility is set to open in December 2016.