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25 New Jobs for Cork with Mervue Laboratories

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25 New Jobs for Cork with Mervue Laboratories

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 

25 New Jobs for Cork with Mervue Laboratories

Irish-owned company Mervue Laboratories has opened a new €2m nutraceutical facility at Watergrasshill in Cork.

25 full-time jobs will be be created over three years. The company said it is looking for people with science and veterinary backgrounds. This will take the company’s total full-time employment to over 75 people by 2017.

A second €2m investment of will begin in January 2017.

Exporting to over 50 countries around the world, Mervue Laboratories is the nutritional products division of Inform Nutrition Ireland, which was established in Whitescross, Cork in 1986 and manufactures animal nutritional products for the cattle, calves, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, horses, racing camels and the pet nutrition sector.

“Our rapidly expanding export growth and our robust new product development pipeline have transformed Mervue Laboratories Ireland into one of the fastest-growing nutraceutical companies in the world,” said Martin Beirne, technical director, Mervue Laboratories.

“We put a very strong emphasis on research and development. We have always been strongly committed to research and development, insisting on GNP facility standards."


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