Move to new, larger premises in Waterford signals company’s plans to develop a flagship facility to spearhead its activities in Ireland and worldwide
Waterford. December 4th 2018. Swedencare AB, which acquired the Nutri-Science brand, product range and manufacturing facility in Waterford in November 2016, announced today it has moved into new, larger premises, which was purchased earlier this year, in the city which it has redeveloped to more than double its capacity and secure and expand its workforce presence in Waterford.
Swedencare AB acquired the NutriScience brand, product range and manufacturing facility in November 2016 from the Belgian owners Ecuphar. NutriScience was originally an Irish set-up and owned business (since 1999) operating from its Waterford base. It offers a range of Equine and Companion Animal food supplement products, selling through the trade, retail pet and veterinary markets. The company is incorporated as Swedencare IRE LTD (SDC IRE).
The company supplies its world class range of nutraceutical products produced locally in Waterford for a global market. 16 workers are currently employed there.
Swedencare’s strategy is to manufacture and sell complementary feed stuffs (Supplements) into nutraceutical markets within the pets sector and Swedencare Ireland (formerly – NutriScience) is a perfect fit for this strategy. Swedencare Group plan to further develop the Nutri-Science product lines in their worldwide distribution network as well as moving the production of their ProDen PlaqueOff®️, a dental algae product, to the Irish manufacturing facility.
The new, 20,000 sq. ft. premises is located in Waterford Industrial Park.
Håkan Lagerberg, CEO of Swedencare AB said today: “Our new Irish Production and Logistic Centre, which will send products all over the world, is an important piece to achieve Swedencare’s long term strategy of strong growth along with good profitability. With this new state-of-the-art production facility, we will be able to swiftly fill the demand of at least double the capacity than before. It is also satisfying to give our Irish colleagues a work environment that is compatible with their own top performance. I am sure that this new work environment will boost productivity along with wellbeing! I am also grateful for the support from IDA and their efforts to help us find a new property within Waterford.”
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland congratulated the company saying: “I’m delighted to see Swedencare Ireland develop in this way. It is a great vote of confidence by the parent company in Ireland, in its staff in Waterford, capabilities and products. I wish the company every success in the future.”
Brian O’Shea, Operations Manager at the Waterford facility, said: “The new premises gives us the scope to expand into the future and allows us to develop and lay out our manufacturing process and warehouse in an optimum fashion. This will lead to efficiencies of production and economies of scale. The premises’ seven-month redevelopment and re-fit programme was aimed at achieving a GMP standard.”
About the company
Headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, Swedencare AB develop, produce, market and sell premium products on the global and fast-growing market within animal healthcare for cats, dogs and horses. The product groups ProDen, PlaqueOff®️ and Nutri-Science are represented on approximately fifty markets in all parts of the world, including the headquarters in Malmö, five subsidiaries in the Nordics, United States, France, Great Britain and Ireland and through an external distribution network.
Swedencare AB acquired Nutri-science in 2016 when it became Swedencare Ireland Ltd.
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