Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition’s Wexford facility is being expanded, with the recruitment of 50 new roles in areas including engineering and food science already under way.
Danone is a major employer in Ireland, with this news bringing the company’s Irish workforce to near 400 people.
This completed expansion is the final phase of a €180m investment programme that has taken place at the company’s Macroom and Wexford operations in recent years.
Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton is opening the last stage of this investment programme, a new state of the art production line, this morning.
Donal Courtney, MD of Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition Ireland, says the company has a significant track record of growth and investment in Ireland over the past four years.
“This reflects both a growing demand for our products in the European and Asian markets as well as the high regard in which the Irish operations are held amongst the Danone group. Locating our state of the art new generation packaging line in Wexford reinforces the strategic nature of the Irish based operations.
“This investment would not have been possible without the support of Minister Bruton and his colleagues at Enterprise Ireland – we are very grateful for their continued support.”
This is the second Irish job announcement in the healthcare area today, with Ennis gaining up to 100 new jobs through TTM Healthcare as part of a €5m expansion.