Aussie-owned pharmaceutical company Ego Pharmaceuticals is planning a new global headquarters in Melbourne.
As Australia’s largest locally-owned pharmaceutical company specialising in dermatology, Ego Pharmaceuticals, has announced its plans to build a $135 million global headquarters.
The new headquarters will be located in Melbourne’s Dandenong South and is set to create two-hundred new jobs in the southern state by 2017.
“This development will enable us to grow exponentially and continue to drive our manufacturing and export business,” says Ego managing director Alan Oppenheim. “It secures the future of Ego in Victoria to continue to grow and innovate as industry leaders to meet the needs of our consumers.”
These new headquarters, are not only good news for Ego, but also good news for the pharmaceutical industry in Victoria and indeed Australia as a whole.
“We are proud to be driving this growth from Victoria to the world,” says Alan Oppenheim. “Australian manufacturing and exporting has significant benefits to the wider economy and we’re committed to continuing to innovate, invest in Australians and lead the industry with our world class practices from state-of-the-art facilities.”
To help celebrate the start of the building project this week, the company took part in a soil-turning ceremony, attended by Victorian Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio.
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