Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Doherty attends opening of new state of the art pharmaceutical storage facility in Ashbourne

Deputy Doherty at the opening of the facility with staff members from Expeditors. From left to right: John Sandford, Brian Byrne, Aodhgan Braiden, Regina Doherty TD, Greg Lewis and Des Whelan.

 Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, last Friday (April 26th) attended the opening of the new Expeditors facility in Ashbourne, which will use state of the art technology to provide cold storage for multinational and indigenous healthcare companies. Expeditors is a global logistics company, which is listed on the Fortune 500.

Speaking at the opening, Deputy Doherty said: ‘I’m delighted to be here today to open this exciting new facility, which will hopefully lead to new business opportunities for Expeditors’ Irish operations. The company will be able to provide high quality storage for healthcare companies, because it has heavily invested in this new state of the art pharmaceutical storage facility’. 

“I know a huge amount of work has gone into bringing this new facility to fruition, including acquiring licensing and certification from the Irish Medicines Board. The facility represents a significant investment by Expeditors in the local economy here in Ashbourne. And by providing these high quality services here in Ireland, we can copper fasten our reputation as being an ideal location for foreign direct investment. 

“I wish the company the best of success with this new venture, which I hope will lead to further job creation in the coming years.” 

Aodhgan Braiden from Expeditors added: ‘It’s clear to us that there is a requirement for regulated, temperature controlled warehousing, to support the pharmaceutical and medical device sector. Investing in this area allows our customers to focus on their core manufacturing activities, and I hope this new venture will allow us to grow our brand even further here in Ireland’.

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