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Beckman Coulter expands county Clare facility; creates 70 jobs

Beckman Coulter, which develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, is expanding the company’s development and manufacturing facility at Lismeehan, County Clare, creating 70 jobs over the next two to three years.

The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.

The company’s 9,700 sq. metre site at Lismeehan in County Clare is a strategic site for the global Beckman Coulter Diagnostics business, with 330 people working there. Development, manufacture and support of reagents (mixtures for use in chemical analysis) for clinical chemistry, immunochemistry and haematology product lines are currently carried out at the site.

The expansion will provide capacity for two new product streams at the Clare site, and will also provide for the ongoing growth of the current product streams.

The new expansion will add an additional 6,700 Sq. meters to the facility.

Planning permission has been granted for the new facilities by Clare County Council and construction is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2018.

Welcoming today’s announcement, Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen TD said: “Beckman Coulter’s expansion is a great win for County Clare, the Irish Government and the IDA. As Minister for Employment I warmly welcome the creation of 70 additional jobs over the next two to three years. This is a great boost for Clare and the Mid West Region. This expansion now places Beckman Coulter to the forefront of the biomedical testing industry and the investment made by the company also allows for ongoing growth of current product streams.”

Piers Devereux, VP of Operations for Beckman Coulter, said, “We are excited to build out our site here in County Clare. The caliber of the local workforce and the excellent support we receive from the community really sets this site apart. Our Ireland presence is essential for Beckman Coulter to achieve our vision of advancing healthcare for every person.

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said: “This is very welcome news. Regional investment is a top priority for IDA Ireland. Supporting established companies to grow and add jobs is a key focus for us and this expansion, adding significant additional capacity to the Lismeehan site, will be of great benefit to County Clare the Mid West Region. It will also act as a strong reference seller for this regional location. It demonstrates substantial commitment by Beckman Coulter to the County Clare site. I wish the company every success with this new phase of development.”

Recruitment for the new positions will commence immediately. Roles include scientist, engineering quality, manufacturing and other support functions. Interested applicants can apply via the Careers page on the Beckman Coulter website found at:

Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics helps healthcare and laboratory professionals provide better patient care by delivering the accurate diagnostic information they need, when they need it. For over 80 years, Beckman Coulter has been the partner of choice for healthcare organizations. Our scalable instruments, comprehensive diagnostic tests and business management services are trusted by hospitals, laboratories and other critical care settings around the world. We share in our customers' mission toward continuous improvement and quality patient care because we believe when efficiency and clinical outcomes are improved, patients benefit and we can move healthcare forward for every person.

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