Lonza plans to invest $46 million over the next five years to expand its operations in Greenwood County, SC. The supplier to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets expects to generate 30 new jobs as a result of the expansion project.
“Lonza is making a significant investment in our operations in Greenwood, further demonstrating our commitment to providing high-quality products and services to our customers worldwide,” said Lonza Specialty Ingredients COO Sven Abend. “Greenwood County is rich with talented, skilled individuals who will enhance our global and regional footprint, particularly in the area of consumer health and nutrition.”
The South Carolina Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits, as well as a $300,000 Set Aside grant to Greenwood County to assist with the costs of site work and infrastructure improvements.
“South Carolina’s workforce continues to demonstrate unmatched excellence; and, as a result, global companies like Lonza are growing and thriving here,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “I look forward to seeing all that these new positions will be able to produce and achieve in the years to come.”
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Lonza harnesses science and technology to create products that enhance the overall quality of life for patients and consumers around the world. Through its acquisition of Capsugel in July 2017, Lonza now offers products and services from the custom development and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients to innovative dosage forms.
Lonza’s Greenwood County operations produce empty capsules and finished dosage forms for the global biopharma and consumer health and nutrition markets. To expand, the company is adding approximately 50,000 square feet of new manufacturing space, which will enable the firm to produce key nutritional ingredients, among other projects.
With construction expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019, hiring for the new positions will take place starting in mid-2018. Those looking to join the Lonza team should visit the company’s careers page.
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