Alexion Unveils Plans for Future Expansion in Ireland

In April, Alexion announced plans to expand the company’s operations in Ireland. 

At an event in Dublin, the company said it will construct a new five-story laboratory, office, packaging and warehouse facility in College Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin that will serve as a Centre of Excellence for the Company’s Global Supply Chain and Quality operations in Ireland.  College Park will be Alexion’s third facility in Ireland, along with the current office in Park West, Dublin and the planned site in Athlone, which is being constructed to create the first company-owned aseptic vial fill-finish facility. 

Enda Kenny, the Prime Minister of Ireland (“Taoiseach”), Minister Richard Bruton (Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation), Minister Joan Burton (Minister for Social Protection) and several members from the Industrial Development Agency (the agency responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland), joined Alexion’s senior management team to make the announcement. 

“As we expand our global mission to transform the lives of patients with severe and rare disorders, we are pleased to establish Ireland as a key location for Alexion’s global supply chain operations,” said Julie O’Neill, General Manager of Ireland and Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations. “By 2016, we expect the total number of employees in Ireland to increase to about 300 people, which is very exciting. We have already begun recruiting for some of these positions and I look forward to expanding our workforce in Ireland with people who share our passion to transform the lives of patients with severe and rare diseases.”

Announcing Alexion’s expansion in Ireland, from left: Leonard Bell, M.D., CEO, Alexion; Prime Minister Enda Kenny; Julie O’Neill, General Manager of Ireland and Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations; and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.