The IDA says the decision of a major pharmaceutical company to locate its Irish base in the Shannonside region is a major vote of confidence in the local economy.
It was confirmed this morning that 60 new jobs will be created when Antylia Scientific constructs a new bioprocessing facility the National Science Park in the town.
The facility earmarked for the development was formerly the Imperial tobacco factory which closed in 2016 with today's announcement believed to be the first 'new name' project unveiled in the town for many years.
Antylia Scientific @antylia_sci announces the creation of approx 60 roles in Co. Westmeath with the establishment of its Masterflex® Bioprocessing facility in Mullingar - https://t.co/zTlrcCa3qt #WhyIreland #InvestInIreland pic.twitter.com/EKp2s4Qj5z
— IDA Ireland (@IDAIRELAND) May 6, 2021
The jobs being created at the Masterflex Bioprocessing facility will include process and medical device engineering roles as well as positions in manufacturing as well as logistics and supply chain.
Ken Whitelaw is the Regional Manager for the IDA in the midlands region. He says the plans for the area are very significant :