Engineering Award Presented To Abbott

Engineering Award Presented To Abbott

09 April 2013 at 09:09

Abbott’s nutrition manufacturing facility in Cootehill, Co. Cavan has been awarded the prestigious CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accredited Employer standard from Engineers Ireland following an audit of the company’s lifelong learning practices for their engineering professionals. 

Speaking on the achievement, John Power said: “Congratulations to the Abbott team in Cootehill on achieving this important award. By investing in its engineers, Abbott is in turn investing in the community in Cavan. Engineers continue to have real career options and the demand for engineers of all backgrounds in Ireland is rising, especially in the pharmaceutical, technology and biomedical areas. Ireland needs more students choosing engineering in college. An engineering position in a healthcare company is an example of the career variety and opportunity that is open to engineering graduates in Ireland today.”
 
Commenting on the award, John Kilcoyne, Site Director of Abbott Nutrition in Cootehill said, “The Abbott manufacturing facility in Cootehill has a global reputation for quality and excellence in everything we do. To remain world-class, we very actively encourage Continuing Professional Development (CPD) among all technical staff. The Engineers Ireland CPD employer standard recognises this and gives us a framework for continuous improvement, in line with our business strategy. Increasingly, we are also striving to promote the Chartered Engineer title as the benchmark for all our engineers, in recognition of their individual skills, ethics and expertise.”
 
Established in 1975, Abbott's site in Cootehill is one of the largest powder manufacturing facilities for the production of infant formula within Abbott's global operations. Approximately 1,000 dairy farms in Ireland and Northern Ireland supply quality milk to the Cootehill facility, which processes 500,000 litres per day, producing a range of science-based infant formula and follow-on formula for international markets.
 
Photo caption: Aidan Harney Engineers Ireland CPD Director (centre) presents John Kilcoyne, Site Director Abbott Nutrition Cootehill (right) and Brendan Lynch Engineering Manager Abbott Nutrition Cootehill (left) with their Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer award.