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.
Michelle is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specialising in Human Resource Management.
After graduating from NUIG, Michelle spent 3.5 years working in the Financial Services industry in Dublin and completed a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice in 2016.
Michelle joined CareerWise as a Recruitment Consultant in March 2018 and is based in our Galway office.
Since joining Careerwise, Michelle completed the NRF Programme in Recruitment Practice and is currently studying a Diploma in Human Resource Management in the Athlone Institute of Technology.
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