Engineering firm announces 40 positions for Cork

A Cork-based engineering company has just announced that 40 highly skilled jobs are to be created in the area in the science and engineering sectors.

A Cork-based engineering company has just announced that 40 highly skilled jobs are to be created in the area in the science and engineering sectors.

Minister for Enterprise Micheál Martin officially opened the new purpose-built headquarters of ProsCon Ltd in Carrigtwohill Business Park yesterday, and announced the creation of 40 new highly skilled science and engineering jobs.

ProsCon provides a wide range of engineering services and solutions for the international pharmaceutical industry.

The company currently employs over 200 engineers, scientists, managers, technicians and support staff at its offices in Cork, Dublin, the UK, and Singapore.

Speaking at the opening Minister Martin said: “With support from Enterprise Ireland, ProsCon has grown to become an internationally recognised market leader.

“This purpose-built headquarters will provide ProsCon with the capacity for significant future growth.

“ProsCon will not only provide high value employment in the region but will also generate spin-off economic benefits for the local economy.”

Since founding in 1978, ProsCon has been involved with hundreds of pharmaceutical and process industry projects in Ireland, the UK, France, Spain, Holland, Singapore, Germany, Denmark and the USA.

Customers include: Abbott, Bristol Myers Squibb, Centocor, Eli Lilly and Pfizer.

Commenting at the opening, the managing director of ProsCon, Niall Foley, said: “This facility represents a significant milestone in our growth and an investment in the future for the company and our customers.

“We have been successful in winning a number of high-profile projects this year and this is down to the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of the ProsCon Team.”

Brian Quinlan, regional director of Enterprise Ireland, also welcomed the job creation.

He said ProsCon is a successful indigenous company with immense future growth potential.

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