Expected to open later this year, the facility will significantly increase distribution capacity to meet growing demand from Ireland's biopharma industry
Avantor, a service and product supplier the life sciences industries, has started construction on a distribution centre aimed to expedite access to essential production materials for biopharmaceutical manufacturers in Ireland. Expected to open later this year, the facility will significantly increase distribution capacity to meet growing demand from Ireland's biopharma industry.
The 68,800 sqft distribution facility will be Avantor's second in Dublin, adding capacity while streamlining processes. The centre will feature a warehouse of cGMP certified products, batch-to-batch traceability, and customised palletisation. On-site cleanrooms will allow customers to conduct material sampling to speed up quality inspection and material receipt.
This investment demonstrates the company's commitment to strengthening its global biopharma supply chain, it says. In 2021, it opened a logistics hub in Massachusetts, a single-use solutions facility in the Netherlands and completed capacity expansions for critical process ingredients, excipients and single-use clean rooms in multiple sites across its network in Europe and the US. Several acquisitions, including Ritter, RIM Bio and Masterflex, were completed in 2021 also.
"Our new Dublin distribution centre places essential content closer to our customers," said Sheri Lewis, Executive VP, Global Supply Chain Operations. "The facility is the latest in a series of capital investments we have made to increase capacity and capabilities. By supporting our customers in virtually every stage of research, scale-up and manufacturing we continue to grow as a trusted biopharma partner to keep breakthrough science moving forward."