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Becton Dickinson develops its Global Manufacturing Centre in Drogheda

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) is to invest ?52 million, with the support of IDA Ireland, in the development and expansion of its medical devices global manufacturing centre in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

The investment will add a new dimension to the existing manufacturing operation and is expected to create an additional 125 new jobs over five years in engineering, processes and operations, of which 30% will require a third level qualification. Current employment in Drogheda is 95 people.

BD is a leading global medical technology company which makes and sells medical devices, instrumented systems and reagents for healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public.  It was one of the first IDA-supported overseas medical technology companies to establish a facility in Ireland, commencing operations in Drogheda in 1964 and Dun Laoghaire in 1970.  It currently employs a total of 450 people in Ireland across the two facilities.