American company Meissner Filtration Products has announced today that their new manufacturing facility in Castlebar is now operational.
Last year, the company purchased a building constructed by IDA Ireland and adjacent land with plans to triple the facility's footprint, and is expected to create 150 jobs over 5 years.
Meissner has installed a state of the art cleanroom at the facility for the manufacture of Single-Use Systems to support their biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical client base.
Validation was completed last month and production has now started at the Castlebar site.
Managing Director Nigel Cannon says they had intended to mark the day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, but this is not possible with Covid-19 restrictions.
He says that, what's of immediate importance in the current health crisis is that Meissner now has an additional operational manufacturing facility capable of supplying their clients with products critical to the manufacture of life-saving medicines - including those directly related to Covid-19.