The Watson-Marlow facility is shown. There are long, steel tables throughout the room and laboratory equipment on shelves against the walls.
The Watson-Marlow facility. Image: © WMFTG

10 new bioprocessing production jobs in Cork with Watson-Marlow

3 Sep 2021

The cleanroom facility on New Mallow Road in Cork will produce single-use assemblies for fluid management in bioprocessing.

The Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has started production at its new cleanroom facility in Cork, creating 10 new positions with the company.

Warson-Marlow produces fluid management technology. This new facility is designed to meet the needs of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies as well as companies in the food and beverage sectors.

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The site will also be used to provide customer service and support to WMFTG’s Ireland-based customers.

“WMFTG has a long history of success in Ireland and we’re delighted to build on our established presence in Cork,” said Graham Doyle, general manager at WMFTG Ireland.

“The new facility will provide biotech, pharma, food and beverage manufacturing organisations in Ireland with specifically designed, validated products to support their innovation, based on our extensive experience across multiple industries.”

The facility is 156 sq m and will produce Puresu custom single-use assemblies, designed to offer a range of different tubing and single-use components for bioprocessing. WMFTG said that each of their Puresu assemblies are built in-house and are traceable throughout the manufacturing process.

Watson-Marlow was founded in 1956 and is a subsidiary of UK-based Spirax Sarco. Throughout its time in business, the company has designed and created components and systems for customers in food processing and handling, as well as industrial and pharmaceutical markets.

The company highlighted that Ireland is a headquarters for the European biopharma market and that the country plays an important part in science and medicine.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar, TD commented on the announcement and said: “Congratulations to the Watson-Marlow team on this latest expansion, which will create 10 new jobs in the company’s facility on the New Mallow Road.

“Ireland is globally recognised for excellence in the biopharmaceutical sector, allowing us to attract the very best investment. I wish the team continued success with their work here.”

Sam Cox
By Sam Cox

Sam Cox is a sci-tech journalist who started with Silicon Republic in 2021. He has worked in science communication, feature writing and video journalism. In his spare time, he is an avid player of Jenga, a reader of longform non-fiction and an enthusiast of all things futuristic.

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