Minister visits Sterling’s new Ringaskiddy facility

06th Feb 2023

Simon Coveney TD, the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, has visited Sterling Pharma Solutions’ Ringaskiddy facility to meet members of the Sterling team and hear about future plans for investment and employment.

Minister Coveney toured the plant with Sterling’s CEO, Kevin Cook, and Site Head, Maeve Byrne, to understand the recent acquisition of the site and how it will continue to contribute to the thriving pharmaceutical industry in County Cork.

Kevin Cook, said: “This is an exciting time for the Ringaskiddy facility as we continue to manufacture many of the active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that have been manufactured here historically, as well as begin growing a new pipeline of customers to manufacture the APIs for the next generation of life saving medicines.

“We were delighted that Minister Coveney accepted our invitation, and we look forward to bringing the site back to full capacity to contribute not only to the region’s exports, but also to the local community through employment.”

During the visit, Minister Coveney, who is very familiar with the site at Ringaskiddy, acknowledged that Sterling acquiring the site was very positive; protecting employment and ensuring future growth at the site.

Minister Simon Coveney, added: “Sterling’s acquisition of this significant facility in Ringaskiddy is hugely positive for the workforce and the Cork region. Sterling as a company is clearly here for the long term with plans for growth and investment and have already begun to recruit talent for the future. The Government and the IDA will offer any support needed in the years ahead.”

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