Cork, Ireland, 16th November 2020 / Sciad NewswireWatson-Marlow Limited Ireland, award winning, global leader in fluid management technology, will open a state-of-the-art facility in Cork, Ireland. The new ISO 14644-1 Class 7 cleanroom will be added to the company’s existing Cork site and will be certified to meet the demands of the highly regulated pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Ireland.

With more than 85 leading biotech and pharma companies in Ireland, Watson-Marlow has recognised the country’s role as a headquarters for the European biopharma market, driving the development of innovative science and medicine. The expansion of Watson-Marlow’s Cork facility will provide global expertise within Ireland, offering a high quality and reliable supply allied with customer service and local support. Watson-Marlow’s Ireland-based customers will be able to locally access essential bioprocess single-use assemblies for biopharmaceutical production.

The facility is currently in development and will be validated to ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards in Q1 2021. It will create new employment opportunities in Cork and provide a robust supply of puresu® single-use assemblies. These will be manufactured in the new Class 7 cleanroom and validated to biopharmaceutical industry standards.

Denis Coll, Biopharm Sector Manager – Ireland, commented, “We’re delighted to build on our presence in Cork, reflecting the wealth of talent and opportunity available and the importance of Ireland in the growth of the global biopharmaceutical industry. Our puresu single-use assemblies harness Watson-Marlow’s extensive experience in biopharmaceutical processing and the new facility will provide biotech and pharma manufacturing organisations in Ireland with specifically designed, validated products to support their innovation. The new ISO accredited facility offers a sustainable, Ireland-based supply chain that reflects Watson-Marlow’s commitment to engineering a sustainable future.”


For further information, contact:

Local Contact:
Denis Coll
Biopharm Sector Manager – Ireland
T: +353 85 253 9748

Corporate Contact:
Joanne Lucas, Group Marketing PR Coordinator
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
T: +44 (0) 1326 370 214


Media Contact:
Juliette Craggs / Deborah Cockerill / Katie Warren
Sciad Communications Ltd
T: +44 (0)20 3405 7892

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About Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is an award-winning, global leader in fluid management technology and for over 60 years has engineered components and systems for customers in the food processing and handling, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. The company is part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a FTSE 100 company. Learn more at or @WMFTG_news.

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Standing (left to right) Martin Foran, Aflex Applications Engineer; Robert Hall, Aflex Sales Engineer; Catherine Heffernan, Senior Supply Chain Analyst; Paul Harbison, Sales Engineer.
Front (left to right) Sean Falvey, Applications Engineer; Denis Coll, Biopharm Sector Manager – Ireland; Graham Doyle, General Manager, Watson Marlow Ireland. 

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