Clear Sphere builds Irish packaging cleanroom for ILC Dover

The 10,500 sqft of cleanroom in Cork will be used to meet the pharma industry’s need for ILC’s flexible containment solutions

MEP Deirdre Clune cuts the ribbon at new ILC Dover Manufacturing Facility in Cork. RIght: Fran DiNuzzo, CEO, ILC Dove

ILC Dover has officially opened its new manufacturing facility in Blarney Business Park, Cork. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is equipped with 10,500 sqft of cleanroom capability built by Clear Sphere. The new facility will enable the flexible containment solutions provider to meet the pharma industry’s need for its packaging solutions.

The expansion to the new facility has created 70 new jobs, with 35 of these roles already filled in the last three months.

ILC Dover has been operational in Cork since 2007. The company employs 22 in Little Island and Blarney, with recruitment well underway to fill the 60-70 new jobs created in their new manufacturing facility.

Fran DiNuzzo, ILC Dover President and CEO, said: “For more than a decade, ILC Dover has been based in Cork and our positive experience and engagement here has led to this new investment and our continued confidence in the Irish labour market. In manufacturing terms, we can source the best talent that operate to high-quality standards and is a great fit with the innovative culture of ILC Dover. Today’s official opening of the new Cork facility is an important next step in our commitment to Ireland and to our pharmaceutical clients in Europe and beyond.”

As well as Production and Quality roles, ILC Dover are also recruiting those with engineering qualifications, experience with cleanroom environments, accountancy experience and materials management.

Speaking at the official opening, MEP Deirdre Clune, said: “Innovation is in the DNA of ILC Dover which operates across a number of market sectors; from developing the spacesuits that enabled Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to walk on the moon, to highly effective containment solutions for the pharmaceutical sector, the company has always driven breakthrough solutions. I am delighted to officially open the new manufacturing facility here in Cork today, and welcome the continued investment by ILC Dover in Cork.”

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