Astellas Ireland Co., Ltd.

Astellas Ireland Co., Ltd.

On April 1, 2005 Yamanouchi and Fujisawa merged to form Astellas. Astellas Pharma Inc develops and markets pharmaceuticals which provide the promise of a healthier life to people across the world. As a global pharmaceutical company Astellas is determined to be the ‘Leading Light for Life.’ Currently we have two plants in Ireland which are based in Kerry and Dublin.

The Kerry Plant formulates an immunosuppressant called Prograf one of Astellas Pharma Incs’ most important and innovative drugs, using the latest encapsulation, ampoule filling and packaging technology which is used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. Worldwide distribution is from Killorglin. Protopic (tacrolimus ointment) indicated for patients suffering from moderate to severe atopic dermatitis is packaged in Killorglin and distributed to the European market. The Kerry Plant was established in Killorglin in 1990 and presently employs over 290 people.

The Dublin Plant’s main activity includes the manufacture of three bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients which are supplied to the global market, namely, Famotidine (stomach ulcer treatment), Solifenacian (urinary frequency, urinary incontinence or urgency associated with over active bladder) and Tamsulosin (prostrate gland problems). The Dublin Pant was established in Mulhuddart in 1986 and presently employs over 70 people.

Astellas is an equal opportunities employer.

Overall rating
Based on 3 employee reviews
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  • Updated 18/09/2018
  • Kerry

Temporary QC Chemist (Kerry) - Astellas Ireland Company Limited.

Astellas Ireland Co., Ltd. reviews

Listed as a GPTW 2016 & 2017 but still a long way to go

Anonymous in Dublin, Ireland
current employee in Apr 2017

The Best Bits

flexible hours, nice office, people are friendly, competitive pay for work

Things to improve

feedback from employees, working from home policy, change of culture


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Anonymous in Kerry, Ireland
current employee in Sep 2016

The Best Bits

The flexible hours, good conditions of employment and the location.

Things to improve

Career progression - it can be difficult to move past the role you start in.


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Enjoy my work would love to be able to grow in position

Anonymous in Kerry, Ireland
current employee in May 2016

The Best Bits

Small team of people in my area

Things to improve

Would like more opportunities to grow within the company


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