Almac Group Plays Significant Role in Life Sciences Sector Success


Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, has visited Almac Group in Craigavon.

Speaking after the visit the Minister said: “The Life Sciences sector is strategically important to the Northern Ireland economy, the sector as a whole currently employs over 7,500 people and delivers exports of over £900million per annum. The Almac Group plays a significant part in this success. Headquartered in Craigavon, with operations across the US and in Asia, Almac makes an important contribution to both the local economy in County Armagh and the wider Northern Ireland economy.

“Almac was founded in 2002 by the late Sir Allen McClay, and has seen year on year growth. With a proven record in delivering against job creation targets in investment projects they can truly be seen to be one of our home grown success stories.

“I would like to thank Almac’s CEO, Alan Armstrong for inviting me here to meet with him and the rest of the Almac Board. It has given me an invaluable insight into the Almac Group and its future plans for continued growth. I would also like to congratulate Almac, once again, on winning the UKTI Award for Innovation at the European Business Awards earlier this year. It is an outstanding achievement for a Northern Ireland company to win such a prestigious award and well done to all involved.”