Christopher and Scott Brotherton headshot of both men together.
Christopher and Scott Brotherton. Image: Ortec

US chemical manufacturing company to hire staff at new Limerick site

14 Sep 2022

Ortec employs more than 300 people and it is set to hire more. It is seeking production, laboratory and maintenance staff for its European HQ in Limerick.

Ortec, a US chemical manufacturing services provider, has officially opened its new manufacturing and operations centre in Co Limerick. The site has been designated as Ortec’s European headquarters.

Ortec has been in business since 1980 and employs more than 300 people. It serves the life sciences industry with custom chemical manufacturing and research services.

The opening of the new Irish base is set to create new jobs, with the company already having begun the recruitment process. Ortec plans to add more roles in production, laboratory and maintenance starting in December. These positions will be listed through Collins McNicholas.

The manufacturing site in Newcastle West houses a full-service analytical laboratory and an ISO 8 cleanroom. It will operate under FDA and EMA guidelines for production of pharmaceutical, combination and medical device materials.

Ortec’s expansion in Limerick is being supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.

Minister for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan, TD, described the opening as “one of the proudest days that Newcastle West has had in recent years”. He added that the arrival of Ortec represented a huge vote of confidence for the area.

“I know that many people have worked hard over a long period of time to make this a reality. What started out as a journey led by local people, and supported by the Government through IDA Ireland and Limerick City and County Council, has led to this great day for Newcastle West.”

Ortec president Christopher Brotherton praised Limerick and its locals for welcoming the company. “Co Limerick is a great place to do business,” he said. “It has the right infrastructure, work ethic and talent pool to compete anywhere in the world.”

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Blathnaid O’Dea
By Blathnaid O’Dea

Blathnaid O’Dea joined Silicon Republic in 2021 as Careers reporter, coming from a background in the Humanities. She likes people, pranking, pictures of puffins – and apparently alliteration.

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