It’s a mixed bunch today for jobs in Cork.
Corden PharmaChem to Close in Cork
97 employees from Corden PharmaChem (www.cordenpharmachem.com) heard about their sad fate last Friday. The jobs in the manufacturing end of Corden are due to be phased out by the autumn this year. Corden produces active pharmaceutical ingredients, which are used in generic drugs for thing s from pain management to respiratory problems. The company had been in operation since 1976, and now after 23 years due to a recent review of important business factors, it will need to close. Senior management said that due the high costs of a required investment in keeping the plant up to date that there were force with no other alternative but to cease operations. Also the current market climate was another exascerbating factor in demise of the manufacturing plant.
Corder are located in the Little Island industrial estate in Cork.
Nualight to add 80 jobs over 2 years
On a lighter note (pardon the pun) Nualight (www.nualight.com) has just announced that they will be creating 60 jobs in Cork. The company is responsible for the manufacturing of highly energy efficient LED light for shops. They specialise in refrigeration lighthing, where the challenge is to have the minimum amount of heat emitted from the lights as it would counter the effects of the refrigeration process.
Their list of clients include Tesco & Marks & Spencer. The ESB has recently announced plans to invest up to €5 million in the company to aid with it’s growth.
Nualight are located at the Cork Business Park, located on the Model Farm Road.