Transaction believed to be worth in region of €50m
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Barry O'Leary, chief executive IDA, Minister Michael Noonan, Barry O'Sullivan, Vistakon Ireland plant manager and Minister Richard Bruton
Contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Co Limerick, where it is investing €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations.
The investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months.
Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand.
It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of 1,900 people.
“Vistakon Ireland has been a major provider of employment and an important exporter since 1996,” noted Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.
Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD said Vistakon Ireland had been a highly respected employer in the Mid West Region for over 15 years. “It has an extensive network of local and national suppliers for goods and services, all of which contribute significantly to the Irish economy.”