Sigma-Aldrich build new powder manufacturing facility Scotland site
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Sigma-Aldrich to build new powder manufacturing facility on Scotland site

9:16 AM, 1st October 2012
Sigma-Aldrich to build new powder manufacturing facility on Scotland site
Gilles Cottier, President, SAFC.

ST LOUIS, US: Sigma-Aldrich in conjunction with Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, plans to expand its operations in Scotland by investing in the development of a new powder manufacturing facility on its Irvine site.

SAFC will add to its existing liquid manufacturing capability in Scotland by investing in the development of a new powder manufacturing facility. SAFC’s new facility in Irvine is their second powder manufacturing facility, which will support and strengthen SAFC’s risk management programme, providing an internal back-up supplier for its customers.

The new facility will be used to service customers across Europe and the project is being supported by a £1.5 million Regional Selective Assistance grant from Scottish Enterprise. “The liquid facility investment at Irvine was a significant move as part of our strategy to support our key European biopharmaceutical accounts. We are delighted to expand on that initial investment and look forward to continued success in Scotland and throughout Europe,” said Gilles Cottier, President, SAFC.

“This is fantastic news for Scotland, Ayrshire and Irvine. This expansion to create a new manufacturing facility by SAFC puts Scotland firmly at the centre of this US company’s European operations and is a clear signal to world-leading companies that we are open for business,” said Alex Salmond, First Minister.

“SAFC is a major employer and this latest investment will anchor their operations in Scotland. The Irvine site is already a strategic part of the company’s wider European operations and this latest investment will help to ensure it can continue to meet the needs of its international customer base,” said Lena Wilson, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise.

SAFC made a significant multi-million dollar investment to upgrade its liquid handling capabilities at Irvine in 2009, supported by a nearly $260,000 RSA grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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