Today, in a statement released by IDA Ireland, Abbott have announced a major expansion for their Donegal manufacturing facility. This development will result in the creation of 500 new jobs over the next number of years. This news comes ahead of our upcoming Jobs Expo Galway; subsequently, Abbott will be one of the exhibitors on the day. They are recruiting for a wealth of positions at the Salthill Hotel on September 8th, 2018. Register your place now for this free event and chat with Abbott in person about your future.
Abbott opened their plant in Lurganboy near Donegal town in 2006 to manufacture the worldwide supply of their FreeStyle brands of blood glucose test strips which are used in conjunction with blood glucose monitoring meters. As a result, the facility is a Centre of Excellence for blood glucose monitoring.
Who are Abbott?
A diverse, global healthcare company, Abbott discover, develop, manufacture and market diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals. The company currently employs nearly 99,000 people in over 150 countries.
In Ireland, they employ almost 3,000 people across 9 locations. As well as Donegal, this company also runs manufacturing facilities in Clonmel, Cootehill, Longford, and Sligo. Additionally, they have commercial and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products and has been operating here since 1946.
Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys said: ‘The Government has been working hard to ensure we have the right conditions in place to encourage job creation outside of our urban centres, and this is another positive signal that our pro-business policies are bearing fruit in Ireland’s regions.’
Meanwhile, IDA Ireland’s Executive Director Mary Buckley stated ‘This expansion of Abbott Diabetes Care, and the 500 jobs it will create in the coming years, is terrific news for Donegal and the North West which is a key area of focus for us. It demonstrates the company’s deep commitment to the Donegal site.’