At a Glance

At a Glance

Pfizer is the number 1 global pharmaceutical company.  Its products are sold in more than 150 countries. The company manages its commercial operations through three distinct businesses: Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group, Upjohn and Consumer Health.

Pfizer in Ireland

Pfizer has IDA-supported facilities at five sites in Ireland that employ 3,500 people. It is the largest pharmaceutical sector investor and employer. From an initial investment of €10 million in 1969, Pfizer's total investment in Ireland now stands at nearly €8 billion. The facilities carry out a range of activities (R&D, manufacturing-small molecules and biologics, medical instrument refurbishment and global business services) and products are distributed to over 100 Countries.
Several of these are strategic sites within the global supply chain. The Irish operations manufacture some of Pfizer’s bestselling drugs including Prevnar 13 (vaccines), Enbrel (rheumatology), Sutent (oncology), Viagra (urology) and Lipitor (cholesterol). It also includes breakthrough oncology drugs like Xalcori, Ibrance and Inlita. 
The manufacturing operations have built competencies in the development and manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Solid Dose Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals, Sterile Injectables and Vaccines. Pfizer’s Irish operations also include significant shared services and treasury business.
Part of Pfizer's Worldwide Research & Development (WR&D) is based in Ireland - the Global Biotherapeutics Technology group at Grange Castle was established in 2006 and is part of a world-leading protein drug discovery unit within Pfizer Worldwide R&D.

Ringaskiddy, Cork

Produces and exports bulk pharmaceutical and products from Pfizer’s pipeline and complex therapies. One of the first US pharmaceutical business to locate in Ireland, Pfizer set up its first production facility in Ringaskiddy in 1969 to produce food chemicals, including citric acid and gluconate products.

Little Island, Cork

Produces and exports bulk pharmaceuticals: the active ingredients in Pfizer’s medications including some of the oncology agents.

Newbridge, Kildare

 Pfizer Newbridge is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of solid-dose pharmaceuticals. The facility currently supplies more than 80 product formulation across a range of product: including the central nervous system, hormone therapy and oral contraceptives to more than 100 markets across the world.

Ringsend, Dublin

 Pfizer Ringsend hosts the shared financial services centre: and the Dublin Treasury Centre. The DTC provides in-house banking and corporate treasury services to all of Pfizer’s international affiliates.

Grange Castle

 Pfizer Grange Castle is one of the largest integrated biotechnology plants in the world. With more than 2,000 professionals involved in state-of-the-art research, development, manufacturing and analytical technology Pfizer Grange Castle is supporting some of the biggest selling biopharmaceutical products in the global market place.

50th Anniversary Event

Press Release - Pfizer celebrated 50 years in Ireland in May 2019

Ringaskiddy was the first location of Pfizer in Ireland and has since expanded to six sites across the country including; Little Island, Newbridge, Grange Castle, Ringsend and City West. From an initial investment of €10 million in 1969, Pfizer's total investment in Ireland now stands at €8 billion.

“We are delighted to welcome Minister Humphreys, T.D. here today and her presence acknowledges the contribution that Pfizer has made here in Ireland. Irish operations contribute €2 billion annually to the Irish economy and our success is due to the ongoing support of the Irish Government, the IDA and our 3,700-strong colleagues from around the country. We are really proud of what we have achieved in the last 50 years in Ireland and look forward to celebrating future successes.”

Paul Reid, Country Manager, Pfizer Healthcare Ireland

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