Engineers Ireland Awards CPD Accredited Employer Standard to Rottapharm Madaus

Engineers Ireland Awards CPD Accredited Employer Standard to Rottapharm Madaus

22 November 2013 at 00:00

CPD Accredited

Friday, 22nd November 2013: Rottapharm Madaus has been awarded the much sought after CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Accredited Employer standard by Engineers Ireland.

Inaugurated in 1999, the Rottapharm Dublin plant was authorised by the Irish Medicines Board to produce pharmaceutical specialties in January of the following year. Currently, the Irish operation employs approximately 150 staff including engineers and technicians working across the engineering disciplines of chemical, software and mechanical.

“I want to pay tribute to everybody in Rottapharm Madaus on achieving this significant and highly regarded award”, said John Power, Chartered Engineer and Director General of Engineers Ireland.

“Rottapharm continuously invests in its engineers, which has led to benefits both in the international markets it serves and the communities in which it operates,” he continued. “It is one of the largest manufacturing facilities of the Rottapharm Madaus Group and this success is based on the high standards it has set for itself and the staff development that underpins this.”

Speaking about the award, Pat Garrahy, Managing Director, Rottapharm said, “We are delighted to be accredited.  The CPD award serves to highlight the commitment that both the engineering and management teams have invested in training and people management in general.  We have always recognised the importance of CPD for our plant and we are delighted to have this as endorsement of our successes.”

The Italian owned plant, based in Mulhuddart in west Dublin, has an excellent track record in its approach to people management and up-skilling employees. Rottapharm has received awards including the top prize in the 2013 European Responsible Care Awards for SMEs, successive MEETA awards in 2011 and 2012 for Materials Management and Maintenance Technology and the Hall of Fame Award at the European Strategic Manufacturing Summit in 2012. 

Photo Caption: John Power Engineers Ireland Director General (centre) presents the team at Roattapharm, (l - r) Rosemary Keogh, Wesley Horan, John Power, Nuala O’Regan, Padraig McCrum, Aine Tobin with the Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer Award.