At a press conference on Friday, 01FEB2019, Meissner announced that it will expand manufacturing operations by establishing a 100,000 sq.ft. facility in County Mayo, Ireland, creating upwards of 150 jobs over the next 5 years.
In order to be operational in Q1 2020, Meissner purchased a new, existing 34,000 sq.ft. Advanced Technology Building constructed by the IDA in County Mayo, Castlebar, Ireland, expanding it to 100,000 sq.ft. Meissner has also purchased the adjacent land in order to be able to more than triple the facility’s current footprint. Meissner plans to install a substantial, state of the art cleanroom within the existing facility to be used for the manufacture of Single-Use Systems (SUS) that support their biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical client base.
The press conference in Castlebar, Ireland, was well attended by the press and local dignitaries. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivered an introductory pre-recorded video welcome to kick off the event, and Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, as well as Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland Executive Director, delivered welcoming speeches. Breaking the details of Meissner’s new European facility, both Christopher Meissner, CEO, and Max Blomberg, Director of Operations, spoke at the event. Laura Meissner, Director of Quality Assurance, Rob Pearce, Project Manager, Thomas Vandromme, Director of Business Development for Europe, Christian Julien, Chief Science Officer, and Karisa Koenig, Director of Marketing, were present to represent Meissner and spoke to members of the press. This video news footage shows the RTÉ’s, Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster, coverage of the event.
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