Multinational pharmaceutical giant GSK has announced a new €12m investment at its manufacturing plant outside Cork city in Currabinny. The announcement includes a new manufacturing facility and laboratory that will underpin future investment at its Currabinny site in Cork.
The new purpose-built Kilo Scale Facility will allow the site to begin manufacturing highly specialised active ingredients for newer, targeted oncology medicines while the new Technical Development Laboratory will further enhance its ability to improve its current product portfolio which includes treatments for diseases such as cancer, HIV and depression.
“Our new Kilo Scale Facility represents an important new opportunity for GSK in Cork, the plant will expand our operating scale to allow us introduce new targeted medicines that require highly specialised manufacturing equipment, this investment opens up new potential for Cork to produce these in the future,”
Keving O’Keefe, Head of Engineering GSK Cork
GSK are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.
With world-class manufacturing sites in Cork, Dungarvan and Sligo, they research, develop, manufacture and make available a broad range of innovative healthcare products – from prescription medicines and vaccines, to well-known brands like Panadol, Aquafresh and NiQuitin.
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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