Reagecon, one of the largest producers of physical and chemical standards in the world has announced 40 new jobs for Shannon over the next 12-24 months. This announcement once again highlights the importance of having an international airport in the region as the company has also targeted annual export revenues of €50 million by 2020.
The products are developed and manufactured in Shannon and sold through distributors in 150 countries and directly to end users in Ireland and China through Reagecon’s sales offices in Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland, and Shanghai, China.
John Barron, Managing Director and Chairman of Reagecon explains that the new jobs form part of “an ambitious programme of scaling”.
Mr. Barron confirmed that all of the 40 new jobs, 15 of which have recently been filled, are high value Chemist positions. The company presently operates from a 64,000 square foot facility in Shannon and employs 86 people, over half of which are scientists.
“Since the beginning of 2011, we have developed a major pipeline of new products and we now have a broader and more comprehensive range of physical and chemical standards than any other producer worldwide”
“An investment of more than €3m in our R&D capability has further enabled us to grow our marketable product range and diversity and as a result, expand our global customer footprint.”
John Barron, Managing Director and Chairman, Reagecon
Reagecon was founded in 1990 by Barron and three others and initially specialised in the development of Electrical Conductivity Standards. In 2011, John and Brigid Barron concluded the buyout of the other co-founders and with the help of BES funding and retained profits and embarked on a major R&D programme.
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