Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; Border
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

125 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 April 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 April 2011


Medical devices specialist Becton Dickinson plans to invest €52 million in expanding one of its Irish facilities and create 125 jobs. The US-based company plans to invest the money in expanding its facility in Drogheda, Co Louth, where it makes equipment and injection needles for diabetes treatment. The move means it will increase staff numbers there from 95 to 220 over five years. One in three new workers will hold a third-level qualification, the company said. Development agency IDA Ireland is supporting the move.

Becton Dickinson already employs 450 people in the Republic at two facilities in Louth and Dún Laoghaire in Dublin. The US-based group is one of the longest-established in its business. It is headquartered in New Jersye and has operations in 50 countries. It employs a total of 25,000 people.


  • 20 April 2013: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2006), Becton Dickinson, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 63361, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63361.