GSK Announces Investment in Scotland


22nd November 2013

Global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is to invest £25 million to expand its operations in Montrose to support the delivery of its new pipeline of medicines.

In addition to the £2.7 million already ring fenced by the council, Scottish Enterprise is also backing the expansion by awarding Angus Council £1.5 million to improve access into the GSK site and the area around it.

GSK is investing in new state of the art facilities and equipment to bring production of the ingredients for four new pharmaceutical products to Montrose.

The investment will create an additional 25 new jobs for process technicians, engineers and chemists – bringing the total GSK workforce in Scotland to more than 750. An additional fifty contractors will be employed during the construction phase.

Finance Secretary John Swinney said: \'GSK\'s investment is testament to the skill of the Scottish workforce and illustrates the confidence international companies have in Scotland as a country to invest in.

Find out more about GlaxoSmithKline here.

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