New jobs as multinational opens European HQ in Newcastle West

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ORTEC Inc., a leading supplier of custom formulation and manufacturing services to the life science industry, has officially opened its European Headquarters, Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Newcastle West this morning.

It is hoped the facility will employ up to 100 people.

The company has already begun hiring and will be recruiting for additional roles in production, laboratory, and maintenance starting in December.  These positions will be listed through Collins McNicholas.

The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

“We are proud to call Newcastle West our new home”, said Christopher Brotherton, Ortec, Inc. President. “From the moment of our first visit we have been welcomed. Co Limerick is a great place to do business. It has the right infrastructure, work ethic, and talent pool to compete anywhere in the world.”

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Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan said: “This is one of the proudest days that Newcastle West has had in recent years. The arrival of Ortec, and the investment made by the Brotherton family from South Carolina, represents a massive vote of confidence in our town.

“I know that many people have worked hard over a long period of time to make this a reality. What started out as a journey led by local people, and supported by the Government through IDA Ireland and Limerick City and County Council has led to this great day for Newcastle West.”

Limerick Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins commented: “This is a momentous day for the county of Limerick as another major multinational company in Ortec Inc officially open their new HQ in Newcastle West.
“I’ve been a huge supporter of this project since it was proposed and have worked alongside the IDA in facilitating Ortec Inc making Newcastle West their new home.
“It’s hoped the headquarters will employ up to 100 skilled professionals and the investment by Ortec is a huge boost for the Limerick economy.”

Eileen Sharpe, IDA Ireland added: “The opening of Ortec Inc.’s European Headquarters here in Newcastle West is very good news for Co Limerick and indeed the Mid West region. IDA Ireland remains committed to its strategy of winning jobs and investment in regional location.  I wish Ortec every success with this project.”