The entrance to Rockshel in Cashel - 200 jobs and €14m investment in Cashel
200 jobs are on the way to Cashel, in a major vote of confidence for the Tipperary town. Rockshel Life Sciences are to invest €14m in the former SunPharma/Ranbaxy pharmaceutical plant, located on the Cahir Road in Cashel.
Deputy Michael Lowry was instrumental in attracting the jobs to Cashel. Deputy Lowry confirmed that
Deputy Lowry confirmed that he introduced the new owners to the site and after complex negotiations, it was officially purchased in January 2018 by AG Infoceuticals Technology Limited, a privately-owned investment company with Irish, UK
The €14 million investment includes site purchase, renovation, plant fit-out and the purchase of production lines and equipment. Site-works upgrade and renovations have already commenced on the 40,000sq ft plant.
Deputy Lowry commented, “This is a hugely significant and exciting development for Cashel. Recruitment is already underway within the catchment areas of Cashel, Thurles District
Rockshel will begin production of an extensive range of nutritional, herbal and health supplements in May 2018. The natural products range of vitamins, supplements
Rockshel will manufacture its’ products under the highest Pharmaceutical Standards. Rockshel will become a niche player in the food supplement market by intensifying its R&D and innovation in the plant extract area.
Joint ventures are already secured with world-class nutritional and herbal companies and Canadian and American agreements are also underway. Extensive research is ongoing with German, French and Italian Healthcare companies.
The site will have ultramodern laboratory facilities to further research collaborations with some of Ireland’s most prestigious universities in the area of herbal extraction.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Azzam Hussein,
Dr. Hussein said, “The project will be on par with multinational players in the area of food supplement
He added, “Our board members are increasingly looking for innovative approaches to bring products to market effectively and efficiently. Our flexible project team models, collaborative approach, and proprietary research methods will increase the level of collaboration and allow us to respond quickly to our clients’ needs while maintaining our focus on high-quality deliverables.
Rockshell will be a full-service Contract Research Organisation providing research services for the biotech, life sciences and pharmaceutical industry. Our clients will have dramatically improved services and productivity and
There is a certain need of re-engineering the marketing mix: creating and implementing a strategy in which the desire for Natural remedies and plant extract medicines knowledge incites action on behalf of the patients and healthcare professionals; that is, companies should refocus their marketing message from health and safety point of view for patient satisfaction.”
Dr. Hussein concluded “The company’s mission statement is clear… Rockshel will do everything Better, Faster, Simpler and Safer than their competitors”.