Avantor creates 40 jobs at new life sciences distribution centre in Dublin

Biotech firm Avantor has opened a new distribution centre in Dublin to support life sciences and biopharma players in the country.

The new nearly 69,000-square-foot facility is Avantor’s second in Ireland and will add to its current footprint of 76,000 square feet.

The move will create 40 jobs across life sciences, tech, distribution, and supply chain.

US-headquartered company Avantor provides mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies, and applied materials industries that already employ 200 people in Ireland.

It is currently hiring for roles such as senior lab services associate and internal technical sales specialist.

The new Dublin site is part of a global footprint that includes more than 200 manufacturing, distribution and sales centers in over 30 countries that help ensure life-changing medicines reach patients quickly.

The new distribution centre will provide certified good manufacturing practise warehousing, on-site clean rooms, batch-to-batch traceability, custom palletisation, inbound and outbound product quality inspections, and vendor-managed inventory services.

 “Avantor’s continued investment to expand our global footprint with on-site storage capacity and capabilities in Ireland strengthens our ability to provide essential products and services to the markets that need them,” said Sheri Lewis, executive VP of global supply chain operations at Avantor.

Dr. Ger Brophy, executive VP of biopharma production at Avantor, added that the company’s value to the biopharma industry is its “ability to support customers from discovery to delivery”.

“As a leading materials provider to the growing bio-production industry, it is vital that we are responsive to customer needs in key markets such as Ireland while also having the capacity to meet growing demand in the region. This investment reflects our commitment to the industry and our anticipation of continued growth.”

Michael Lohan, divisional manager for life sciences and talent transformation and innovation at IDA Ireland, added that Avantor has played “an important role in the development of Ireland’s life science ecosystem and continues to create high-quality career opportunities here in Dublin”.

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