Takeda Ireland was established in 1997. Our story in Ireland is one of substantial growth, rapid change, and innovation. Our Irish operations play a key role in our global leadership in rare diseases, oncology and gastroenterology. Starting in 1997 with an oral solid dosage (OSD) manufacturing facility, Bray, County Wicklow was chosen as Takeda’s first European OSD facility, allowing expansion into global markets. In 2004 Takeda chose Grange Castle, County Dublin, as its first active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) facility outside Japan. Since then, the sites have grown from strength to strength, thanks to substantial investment in people and technologies, and have been responsibly translating science into highly innovative, life-transforming medicines.
In Ireland, we have grown into a team of over 1000 people, representing more than 30 nationalities and serving markets around the world. Takeda in Ireland has commercial operations, corporate services and manufacturing facilities across four locations: Baggot St, Bray, Citywest and Grange Castle.
Baggot Street, Dublin
Global Shared Services, including quality roles, surveillance, legal counsel, external supply, small molecules and treasury.
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Manufactures oral solid dosage drugs, oncology production, packaging and shipping to global markets.
Citywest, Co. Dublin
Commercial & Medical, 40+ individual treatments in Ireland, partnerships with HSE & HCPs.
Grange Castle, Co. Dublin
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Key Intermediates (KI), oncology production-drug substance, drug product, blistering and secondary packaging, cell therapy.
At Takeda, we believe that reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and minimizing our environmental footprint is essential to driving sustainable growth. our manufacturing sites use 100% renewable energy and are working towards a carbon neutral future. A zero-carbon roadmap is currently in place for both Bray and Grange Castle, managed by their Climate Action for Sites Programmes. The road map includes internal energy conservation measures, procurement of green energy, and investment in renewable energy certificates and high-quality verified carbon offsets. Additionally, we have a partnership with the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive. To help support employees on their sustainability journey, we have increased our electric vehicle charging capacity across all four sites, retrofitting parking spaces with charging ports.
To do more for our patients, we focus on continuous improvement - to question the status quo, to find new and different ways of working. We are proud of the many accolades we have been awarded that recognise our efforts in these areas, including: Certified Global Top Employer six years in a row; CIPD Award for flexible and remote working (Bray, 2021) and ISPE Facility of the Year (Grange Castle, 2021 & 2022), Generation Apprenticeship –Apprentice Employer of the Year (Bray & Grange Castle, 2021) and Asia Matters Established Asian Investor Award (2022)