The new EU headquarters, which are a result of a significant investment in a greenfield site at the new IDA Technology & Science Park, Dundalk, has now started operations.
The 90,000 square foot facility houses 11 bespoke production suites and temperature controlled high-way warehouses increases Wasdell’s capacity in clinical and commercial packaging, distribution and logistics, and QP services.
“This is another significant milestone for Wasdell, and I am extremely proud of our team and the efforts made to open this facility,” said Vincent Dunne, chief executive officer, Wasdell. “We are seeing growing demand for our services, especially from companies that wish to outsource their entire product lifecycle from clinical services and EU launch to manufacturing, packaging and distribution. The new facility strengthens our offering, allowing us to further support our customers.”
Wasdell also has facilities in Swindon, Northampton and Newcastle, UK. The Ireland site will support the company’s ongoing growth, while also allowing Wasdell to cement its presence in Europe in preparation for Brexit.
“With over 75% of our turnover as export business, our new facility will serve our large client base in Europe and better support our growing U.S. customer portfolio as they look to outsource their European supply chain operations from clinical projects to routine supply,” said Dunne. “We have onboarded an experienced team who are well-versed in overseeing rigorous quality standards and ensuring operational efficiency to improve customer experience and enable our promise to deliver safe, high quality products to patients in Europe.”
The site also underwent a successful HPRA inspection in late 2018, which granted permission to perform QP batch certification and release of pharmaceutical products into Europe, further supporting Wasdell’s Brexit preparations.