US company opens essential factory
A €12m manufacturing facility has today been officially opened in Blarney.
dōTERRA, who produce essential oils, opened its Cork factory this morning.
It is dōTERRA’s first manufacturing facility of its kind to be developed outside of the United States.
The facility serves as dōTERRA’s European manufacturing headquarters, distributing dōTERRA products to the European marketplace and increasing capacity for other international markets including the Middle East and Africa.
Greg Cook, dōTERRA Co-Founder and Board Chair, and Ireland’s Finance Minister, Michael McGrath TD, spoke at the event and presided over the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.
The facility currently employs 65 highly skilled and trained staff and produces 10,000,000 bottles of essential oil each year. As production increases, the company will grow its staff in quality control, supply chain management, finance, legal, and HR, with the ability to increase to 100 team members over time
At 95,000 sq. ft, this state-of-the-art facility consists of cleanrooms, bottling rooms, office space, testing laboratories, cold storage and warehousing.
Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD said: “I am delighted to be here in Blarney this morning to officially open this fantastic new manufacturing facility for dōTERRA. By investing over €12 million in this facility in Cork, it shows a real vote of confidence by dōTERRA in Ireland as the location for its European manufacturing headquarters.
“Foreign direct investment is a very important element of the Irish economy, and through the work of IDA Ireland, we continue to win investment and jobs across all regions of the country.”
“Our new facility demonstrates dōTERRA’s long-term vision and commitment to supporting our growing customer base throughout Europe and surrounding markets,” said Greg Cook, dōTERRA Co-Founder and Board Chair. “Our presence in Ireland has created employment opportunities for skilled workers, improved our ability to respond to our customers’ needs, and dramatically reduced our environmental impact.”
CEO of IDA Ireland, Michael Lohan Ireland said, “An ideal geographic location combined with local resources and a skilled workforce makes Ireland a strategic entry point to Europe. dōTERRA’ s presence in Cork shows the confidence business leaders have in a region that is known for its adaptability and agility.”