West Pharmaceutical Services, headquartered in the United States, has created an additional 60 jobs at one of its Dublin sites after establishing a new global financial center.
The company, which sells containment packaging for injectable drugs, said the new Dublin office includes accounting and financial activities for the company’s global operations.
In total, West employs over 1,000 people across the Republic, including manufacturing plants in Waterford and Dublin.
The company has expanded its Waterford plant in response to increased customer demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic. West supplies millions of rubber bottle stoppers to a dozen customers around the world from its Waterford plant and has doubled its workforce there over the past year to meet demand.
CFO Bernard Birkett said the company’s commitment to doing its part to ensure the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines has “resulted in an increase in our global workforce, an expansion of facility resources and in equipment and a shift to 24/7 operating hours at several sites, including Waterford, to meet demand for components associated with Covid-19 â.
“This new model of financial support allows our overall business strategy to respond and transform to meet changing market needs to provide high quality components and services to our customers that will ultimately improve life for more. patients – and that’s what matters most, âhe said. added.
Founded in 1923, West, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is headquartered in Pennsylvania.
In late July, the company raised its full-year net sales forecast to a range of $ 2.75 billion to $ 2.76 billion, from a previous range of $ 2.63 billion to $ 2.65 billion.
Company CEO Eric Green said the company’s strong second quarter performance was driven by dynamic organic sales growth as well as “increased demand for our Covid-19 vaccine related products. “.