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€100m expansion of J&J's Limerick manufacturing facility to bring up to 300 jobs

Published on 08/04/19 at 11:54am

Johnson & Johnson has revealed plans to expand its existing Vision Care facilities at the National Technology Park in Limerick, Ireland, bringing a total of 300 new jobs to the region.

According to the firm, the €100 million investment project will create 100 permanent positions, with an additional 200 roles generated during the construction phase of the new facility.

The company currently employs more than 1,000 staff in Limerick, where its contact manufacturing facility – the largest of its kind in the world – is based.

“I very much welcome Johnson and Johnson Vision Care’s expansion of its operations in Limerick and of course the approximately 100 jobs that will be created. It is a huge vote of confidence in the Mid-West region,” commented Pat Breen, Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business. “The expansion, supported by the Government through the IDA, reflects the commitment of the Government and its agencies to pursue balanced and sustainable regional development.”

John Lynch, Plant Leader at the facility, also remarked: “Our aspiration at Johnson & Johnson Vision is to bring improved eyesight to people around the world and the most important way we accomplish that is through the research, development and manufacturing of new medical device technologies. We believe that the new manufacturing roles being introduced in Limerick in 2019 will be foundational in helping us bring new, innovative contact lens products to our patients and customers around the world at an industry-leading pace.”

Matt Fellows

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