Local employer Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global company with a base in Pencoed have, due to increasing demand, announced plans for expansion, hoping to create almost 50 jobs with help from Welsh Government investment.
Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies visited Ortho’s Pencoed plant with First Minister Carwyn Jones. Following a tour of the base they heard how the company who are to receive up to £960,000 in business finance from the Welsh Labour Government, will be able to expand their business in Pencoed, helping them to compete worldwide.
The Ortho plant at Pencoed makes devices that test for a variety of diseases, conditions and substances and match blood to ensure blood transfusion recipients receive appropriate and compatible blood. They serve hospitals, blood banks and laboratories in more than 125 countries and territories.
Huw Irranca-Davies AM stated following the visit: “Another hugely successful international company thriving in Pencoed with the promise of more local jobs. Ortho is a cutting-edge global leader in vitro diagnostics technology and we are lucky to have them based here in Ogmore. This is another example of continued support from our Welsh Labour Government encouraging these global companies to South Wales and it’s great to hear they are increasing their production to meet rising demand for their products.”