Ireland’s largest indigenous pharmaceuticals manufacturer Chanelle Group is to invest €70m in a major manufacturing expansion supported by Enterprise Ireland that will result in the creation of 175 pharma jobs in Loughrea, Galway.
‘This growth has been driven by research and development of new products and the expansion into new markets’
– Michael H Burke, Chanelle Pharmaceuticals
Founded by CEO Michael H. Burke in 1985 Chanelle Group currently employs 375 people in Ireland, the UK, Jordan and India. Burke, a former vetinary surgeon, started the company with just two staff.
The company provides a spectrum of services to its customers including research and development, registration and production of generic pharmaceuticals for both human and veterinary Pharmaceuticals.
The 175 new jobs will bring total employment in Chanelle Group to over 550 people.
These will be high-value jobs. 50pc of Chanelle Group’s existing workforce hold a third level qualification.
It has operations in Britain, Jordan and India as well as in Loughrea. The company said it plans to expand into new markets, including the United States, Central and South America and expects to increase sales by 65 per cent over the next five years.
Tom Devaney set up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999 and has 12 years’ experience in specialist recruitment having recruited for major multinational companies in Ireland.
An active member of CIPD, Tom has served five years on the western CIPD committee.
Prior to setting up CareerWise Recruitment, he worked for Snap-on Equipment where he was the European Materials and Purchasing Manager with international responsibilities. Tom spent a year in the US working on projects with McKinsey & Co. where he developed very strong negotiation and business skills.
His years in purchasing with Thermo King in Galway initiated his very successful career to date.
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