The company is expanding operations and building local capacity to better serve life sciences customers throughout Europe and the region.
Brookfield, CT. April 16, 2019 – Greenfield Global Inc., Canada’s largest producer of alcohol and fuel ethanol, and one of the largest alcohols and solvents companies in North America, has announced plans to establish a new EU manufacturing headquarters in Portlaoise, Ireland.
The new 40,900 square feet manufacturing facility in Portlaoise will be constructed in the IDA Ireland Business and Technology Park and is expected to be operational in Q2, 2020. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA and is expected to create 75 high-quality jobs over the next five years.
“Greenfield is an ambitious company that understands the strength of diversification, be it our products, the markets we serve, or in our operations and supply chain capacity”, said Howard Field, Greenfield President and CEO. “Our commitment to building a world-class GMP manufacturing facility in Portlaoise is our first foray into manufacturing outside of North America. This new facility will ensure we can meet the increasing demand from our life science customers throughout Europe and the region.”
Greenfield, which has its headquarters in Toronto, Canada, has operations in 12 locations across North America. The company’s extensive portfolio of products is trusted by hundreds of customers in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, life science, personal care, and food, flavor and fragrance markets in over 50 countries.
“Our focus is on improving quality and reliability for our customers,” said Greenfield’s Ken Finegan, Managing Director, Ireland. By adding this manufacturing facility, Greenfield’s European life sciences customers will get the certainty they want and need. We will be able to offer them a local source of their critical raw materials to avoid disruption in their supply chain so that they can continue to scale and grow. Sold under the Pharmco brand, these raw materials will initially range from high-purity ethanol blends and solvents, to GMP buffer solutions such as sodium hydroxide and ethanol with water for injection, made in varying concentrations.”
Greenfield welcomes the opportunity to expand its manufacturing operations into Europe and looks forward to contributing to the strong and growing life sciences ecosystem in Ireland.
Greenfield Global provides high-value, mission-critical raw materials, ingredients and additives that are vital to businesses, improve people’s lives, and preserve the health of the planet. Greenfield is the largest ethanol producer in Canada and owns and operates four ethanol distilleries, three specialty chemical manufacturing and packaging plants, and three next-generation biofuel and renewable energy R&D centres across North America. Since its beginning in 1989, Greenfield continually develops more efficient and sustainable technologies and products while shrinking its own carbon footprint. From start-ups to the largest brands in the world, customers trust Greenfield’s extensive portfolio of premium products, regulatory expertise, and industry-leading service. Under its Pharmco and Commercial Alcohols brands, Greenfield delivers hundreds of products to thousands of Life Science, Food, Flavor, Fragrance, and Beverage customers in more than 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.greenfield.com.
Andrea Kent, Vice President, Government and Public Relations