Almac Group is investing more than £54 million and creating 348 jobs during the next five years in two of its operating business units, Pharma Services and Clinical Services.
Almac Pharma Services provides contract development and manufacturing services and will recruit 141 new staff over the next five years, and will invest in new technologies and equipment for its outsourced development services.
Almac Clinical Services provides clinical packaging, labeling, logistics and clinical supply chain management services to the pharma industry. The unit is creating 181 new jobs over the next five years and is investing in cold chain storage and distribution facilities and enhanced information systems for closer partnering opportunities. A further 26 new jobs will be created within the Almac Group.
Alan Armstrong, chairman and chief executive officer of the Almac Group, said, “We are fortunate to employ an excellent highly-skilled workforce at our Craigavon headquarters which has played a major role in our global growth. It’s fantastic that demand for our services has resulted in the creation of so many new jobs as we embark on further expansion over the next five years.”
Almac employs more than 2,100 staff at its headquarters in Craigavon, with an additional 1,380 staff located in facilities throughout the UK, U.S. and Asia.