REGENERON has reached a milestone of 1,000 employees at its Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) facility in Limerick.
The science-driven biotechnology company acquired the former Dell computer facility in Limerick and achieved planning approval in April 2014 for its first IOPS site outside of the United States.
The company invested more than $1 billion over the past six years to build the largest biologics manufacturing facility in Ireland and is currently recruiting for more than 60 open positions and continues to expand with construction ongoing for a new laboratory and office building.
Speaking about the milestone, Daniel Van Plew, Executive Vice President and General Manager, IOPS said it is “surreal” to have more than 1000 of of the industry’s “most talented people” working at the Raheen site.
“At the time we decided to set up shop in Limerick, I didn’t fully appreciate the depth of the Irish talent pool or how welcoming the community would be,” he said, adding, “It is a privilege to continue to work and grow in Limerick, and to be surrounded by so many hardworking and innovative people.”
Niall O’Leary, Vice President and Site Head, IOPS said, “Employees at Regeneron work with a start-up mentality, have a strong team culture, and are passionate about the work we do.”
“That has been Regeneron’s mindset for decades and we’ve brought the same attitude across the Atlantic. Since we hired our first employee in Ireland six years ago, to the 1000th employee today, we have continuously looked for people that fit our culture and this has served us very well. Our team is world-class.”