Why Work For Roche Ireland Limited
Why Work For Us
Roche Global: Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is one of the world’s leading innovation-driven healthcare groups. Its core businesses are pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the leading supplier of pharmaceuticals for cancer and a leader in virology and transplantation. As a supplier of products and services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, the Group contributes on a broad range of fronts to improving people’s health and quality of life. Roche employs 65,000 people in 150 countries. The Group has alliances and R&D agreements with numerous partners, including majority ownership interests in Genentech and Chugai.
Roche in Ireland: Roche (Products) Ireland Limited was established in 1994 as a full affiliate of F. Hoffmann-La Roche. The Company is based at City West in Dublin 24. The major domestic activities of the business include sales and marketing, finance and clinical research for the Pharmaceutical Division.
A sister company, Roche Ireland Limited is based at Clarecastle, Co. Clare. This Irish manufacturing facility was established in 1974 as Syntex Ireland on 36 hectares of land overlooking the Fergus river in Clarecastle, Co.Clare. In 1994 Syntex Ireland became part of the Pharmaceutical Division of the Roche Group when Roche acquired the Syntex Corporation. Currently Roche Ireland employs in excess of 240 people. Employees come from a wide range of disciplines and include chemists, engineers, manufacturing and laboratory technicians, craft-workers, accountants and IT specialists. There are four automated manufacturing plants on site with room for further expansion. Roche Ireland is a manufacturing centre of excellence for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients destined for conversion to medicines in dosage form at other Roche facilities throughout the world