Perigord Life Science Solutions, the Irish headquartered and global leader in the provision of creative and packaging artwork solutions to the Life Science industry who has recently selected Waldkirch, Germany for the establishment of their 4th Global Centre of Creative and Packaging excellence, today announced that they plan to significantly grow their headcount and footprint in Waldkirch over the coming years.
The announcement was made at the opening of Enterprise Ireland’s second office in Germany, located in Munich attended by Bavaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Hubert Aiwanger and Ireland’s Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys. Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government’s trade and innovation agency, which supports the growth of Irish companies in Germany.
Perigord’s new Global Centre of Creative and Packaging Excellence in Waldkirch, Germany will serve and support the company’s expanding global client base across the DACH region. To facilitate this move, Perigord partnered with Faller Packaging Germany acquiring a majority stake in the August Faller artwork business in Waldkirch.
Commenting on the announcement, Alan Leamy, CEO of Perigord Life Science Solutions said: “The decision to invest in the region and in particular this business was based not only on the Waldkirch‘s strategic location but more so on the Waldkirch team‘s complementary skill set, culture, management vision and focus on innovation that matched that of Perigord. We are very excited about the opportunity this investment brings and look forward to expanding and delivering our full product offering from the Waldkirch site. Following the completion of this deal, Perigord plans to continue its investment in the Waldkirch business and growing its headcount and footprint over the coming years.“
In addition, Dr. Daniel Keesman, President & Executive Managing Partner Faller Packaging: stated “The Faller management and shareholders are excited to have entered this joint venture with Perigord. We believe the management expertise, domain knowledge and digital technology Perigord brings to the Waldkirch site will be major drivers in the continued growth of the business. Faller is delighted to remain as shareholders and to be part of the continued success of this business now to be known as Perigord Life Science Solutions.”
Welcoming this announcement, Eddie Goodwin, Director of Enterprise Ireland Germany, said: “In Germany, Enterprise Ireland focuses on the growth of Irish companies in the market, forging partnerships and delivering solutions to German partners. This positively impacts on employment figures with 15,000 people employed by Irish companies in Germany. Perigord’s investment in a Global Centre in Waldkirch and plans to grow its headcount over the coming years is very much welcomed, and reflects Irish companies‘ increasing focus on business growth in Germany. Enterprise Ireland’s new office in Munich will be central to this business growth and deepening business relationships between Irish and Germany companies in Munich and the Southern German region.
Faller Perigord will be formally rebranded as Perigord Life Science Solutions from 1st December.