Meissner Filtration Products, Breaffy Road Castlebar,

Top Mayo firm's €95m. expansion to create 250 new jobs

It will more than double workforce at plant to 450 over next four years

Meissner Filtration Products will more than double their workforce in Castlebar to 450 when new €95 million expansion plans come to fruition.

A subsidiary of the US-headquartered medical technology company, the company has lodged an application for planning approval for a significant extension at their facility in Castlebar Business and Technology Park at Drumconlon.

Documents submitted to Mayo County Council explain how it will provide additional production capability principally around the assembly of components and associated activities.

The expansion follows the completion of a fit-out project in an IDA advance technology building and road realignment project, specifically designed to accommodate Meissner's planned expansion programme.

Meissner's are undertaking a multi-million euro investment as part of projected expansion proposals over the next four years as well as creating circa 250 jobs and consolidating their existing 200 employees.

Planning approval has been sought for an administrative office and warehousing facility expansion, with an office building, roof plant area and warehouse, packaging, shipping and receiving areas.

The development also includes 215 car parking spaces - 29 of them with electric vehicle charging points.

Meissner opened its facility in Castlebar in 2020 for the manufacture of products for its biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical client basis and it has gone from strength to strength over the past two years.

The company, which was founded in 1984, has a manufacturing campus in Camarillo, California, a European logistics hub outside Frankfurt, Germany, and multiple sales and support offices throughout the world.

It selected Castlebar as the base for its first European manufacturing facility following extensive research.