U.S. Packaging Company Chooses Londonderry for 95 Job Business Services Centre

Jan 19, 2017
Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton (right) is pictured with Marty Scaminaci, Bemis Company.

Bemis Company, Inc., is establishing its European Business Services Centre in Campsie, Londonderry, creating up to 95 jobs by 2021.

Headquartered in Wisconsin, the global polymer-based packaging company is setting up this new Business Services Centre in Northern Ireland to support its European operations. It already has an established healthcare packaging manufacturing facility in Campsie.

Bemis is planning to create up to 95 new positions in Finance and IT over the next five years, offering competitive salary and benefit packages. Recruitment could extend to other functions in the future.

Bemis Company makes a valuable contribution to Northern Ireland’s vibrant Life Sciences industry

- Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI

Welcoming the investment, Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton said: “Bemis Company makes a valuable contribution to Northern Ireland’s vibrant Life Sciences industry, employing over 200 staff at its manufacturing facility. This investment to establish its European Business Services Centre here is a significant coup for Londonderry.

“A number of other locations were considered for this project, but as a result of the collaborative efforts of Invest NI and Derry City & Strabane District Council, we successfully pitched the city as an attractive investment location.

“The company has been offered £695,000 of government support towards the recruitment of the new jobs and a pre-employment training programme delivered by North West Regional College which will provide Bemis with a pool of business ready candidates.

“The new jobs will create valuable employment opportunities for graduates in the North West across a range of business functions including roles in finance and IT.”

Bemis Company, Inc., a NYSE listed business, delivers flexible and rigid plastic packaging for food, consumer products, medical, and pharmaceutical companies around the globe.

We have successfully operated a manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland since 1996, and know it to be a great location to do business

- Marty Scaminaci, Bemis Company

Marty Scaminaci, Bemis Company’s Vice President of Global Business Services said: “Establishing our European Business Services Centre in Londonderry is a strategic investment to help drive efficiencies and standardise our processes. We have successfully operated a manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland since 1996, and know it to be a great location to do business.

“The availability of skilled graduates in the area, engagement of local council representatives, and the support offered from Invest NI were all critical factors in our decision to locate this centre in Northern Ireland.

“Recruitment for the new roles has begun and will continue over the next couple of years.”

Individuals interested in employment opportunities are encouraged to submit their resume via email to gbsjobs@bemis.com.

Share this Article

Sign up for News

 Enter Code