No­var­tis in Ire­land

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around the world. We also host in­ter­na­tional tal­ent here at Rin­gask­iddy build­ing on their ex­pe­ri­ence and in turn ben­e­fit­ing from a greater di­ver­sity of ideas.

“The No­var­tis work­force in Rin­gask­iddy has a good rep­u­ta­tion as a tal­ent pool through­out the No­var­tis global fam­ily. This is due to the good Ir­ish ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem and the pro­fes­sional pro­grammes we have on lo­ca­tion here at No­var­tis.”

No­var­tis places a strong em­pha­sis on the value of Its proac­tive ap­proach in help­ing form the tal­ent pool of the fu­ture is a vi­sion­ary, and yet prag­matic one. No­var­tis is a lead­ing em­ployer in Ire­land, with a to­tal work­force of more than 1,600 highly skilled people across its man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties in Rin­gask­iddy and Model Farm Road Cork, and in its com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions, which are lo­cated in Dublin.

In Cork, the No­var­tis Rin­gask­iddy cam­pus is home to two No­var­tis or­gan­i­sa­tions — No­var­tis Rin­gask­iddy Lim­ited ( NRL) as well as No­vart i s In­ter­na­tional Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Ltd Branch Ire­land (NIPBI).

Op­er­a­tional since 1994 NRL man­u­fac­tures ac­tive phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­gre­di­ents ( API) for a range of on­col­ogy, re­s­pi­ra­tory car­dio­vas­cu­lar, der­ma­tol­ogy, cen­tral ner­vous sys­tems and trans­plan­ta­tion medicines.

The €850m fa­cil­ity in Rin­gask­iddy in­cludes man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions, qual­ity con­trol lab­o­ra­to­ries and ware­house, tech­ni­cal, IT and engi­neer­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

Es­tab­lished in 1998, No­var­tis In­ter­na­tional Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Ltd., Branch Ire­land (NIPBI) is a global ser­vice cen­tre em­ploy­ing ap­prox­i­mately 200 people of­fer­ing tech­ni­cal and busi­ness ser­vices through a num­ber of func­tions in­clud­ing Ex­ter­nal Sup­ply Op­er­a­tion, In­ter­na­tional Ser­vice Lab­o­ra­tory, Sup­ply Chain, Pro­cure­ment, Fi­nance and Strat­egy.

Also based in Cork and em­ploy­ing some 500 people, is the Al­con fa­cil­ity on the

No­var­tis has been mak­ing medicine since 1994 at its API man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Rin­gask­iddy.

Dur­ing June, No­var­tis Rin­gask­iddy wel­comed St­ef­fen Lang, head of No­var­tis tech­ni­cal op­er­a­tions, to Ire­land; St­ef­fen is pic­tured with Joe Garvin, head of pro­duc­tion, and Dorothea Led­erg­er­ber site head, No­var­tis Rin­gask­iddy Lim­ited.

Pic­ture: Clare Keogh

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