Wexford has attracted a major international investment, creating 17 jobs in the town.
United Chemical Technologies (Irl) Ltd, a registered subsidiary of United Chemical Technologies, Inc, will be based in Ardcavan Business Park, Wexford town.
The company was introduced to ConnectIreland through an Irish business associate, Gerry Grady.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD said: “UCT has made an excellent choice in establishing its new European facility in Wexford. This facility will create 17 jobs in a company that is a world leader in its field and highlights that the Action Plan for Jobs is delivering. This Government’s stated aim is to ensure that the economic recovery reaches all parts of the country. The improving employment levels in County Wexford are further proof that this policy is working”.
The company is a world leader in the field of silica-based Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) technology, routinely used in Clinical, Forensic & Environmental Laboratories for the extraction of trace analytes in complex samples. The main functions of the Irish operations will include manufacturing, quality assurance, distribution and technical support services for the European market.
Globally, UCT employs over 100 people, and the company plans to grow this by a further 17 employees at the Irish base by the end of 2017.
Recruitment will commence immediately for five positions in production and product inspection. A senior European support specialist has already been employed for the Irish operation.
Michael McLoughlin, CEO ConnectIreland, commented: “It is fantastic to see a company of UCT’s quality, a market leader, choosing Wexford for their European operations. Wexford County Council and the local community have been great advocates for the Community Action Plan and it is great to see the county being rewarded with such a fantastic investment.”
Read more about UCT’s journey to Ireland here