Amgen Plans Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Facility in Ohio

This new facility will be one of the company’s most high-tech manufacturing operations, housing aseptic fill finish, packaging, labeling and fulfillment operations for final biologic products.
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Company Name: Amgen Inc.
Location: New Albany
Country of Origin: United States
Industry Sector: Healthcare
Company Profile: Founded in 1980 in Thousand Oaks, California, Amgen strives to help patients suffering from serious illnesses by transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health or save lives. Along with serving patients, Amgen places great value on environmental sustainability and is committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging within its organization. The company currently has operations in eight locations within the U.S. and more than 50 countries globally.
Company Website: www.amgen.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New Location
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 400
    • Types of jobs: Positions to include engineers, quality assurance, supply chain, technicians, manufacturing, administrative and management positions.
  • Capital Investment: $365 million

 

Company Need:

Amgen sought to increase its capacity to meet its long-term needs. The company wanted to build a facility to house aseptic fill finish, packaging, labeling, and fulfillment operations for final biologic products.

Testimonial:

“We are proud of our track record of providing a reliable supply of high-quality medicines for patients around the world. We are pleased to build this assembly and packaging plant in the Columbus Region which will support the anticipated growth in demand for Amgen medicines, create hundreds of new jobs and feature advanced digital automation.”
– Esteban Santos, executive vice president of operations, Amgen

 

“We look forward to building strong connections with the New Albany community. The vibrant business environment, access to a growing talent pool, favorable operating costs and central location from a logistics perspective were all important reasons behind our decision to locate here.”
– Arleen Paulino, senior vice president of manufacturing, Amgen

 
Why Ohio?

Amgen will invest in Ohio’s capital of Columbus, which has a lot of education and workforce resources the company desires.

This investment highlights Ohio’s favorable healthcare ecosystem for innovative companies. Ohio features a growing talent pool of about 80,000 bioscience employees, excluding healthcare providers. The healthcare brands in Ohio’s three largest cities, Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati form a robust network of researchers, entrepreneurs, and healthcare providers.

The Ohio State University and its College of Engineering and Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge, proactively offer to support Amgen’s workforce and innovation needs by committing to co-developing an internship program and other experiential learning opportunities.

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Collaborators:

JobsOhio, One Columbus, the city of New Albany, and the Ohio Development Services Agency