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Council welcomes expansion of multinational company in county


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Northumberland County Council has welcomed the expansion of a major international company in the county.
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and approximately 55,000 employees globally.

Its Cramlington site specialises in the production of Single Use Technology products and services used in the biotech industry.
 
This week a new Customer Evaluation Centre (CEC) to showcase the company’s latest innovations was officially opened. The state of the art centre, which includes meeting spaces, will be used by customers taking part in training sessions, workshops and seminars.
 
Council leader Peter Jackson performed the opening ceremony at the new centre.
 
He said: “Thermo Fisher Scientific is a growing and innovative company that plays an important role in the economy of Northumberland.
 
“We’re delighted that the investment in the Customer Evaluation Centre will help to underpin continued growth at the site in Cramlington.
 
“The County Council's new direction is to encourage investment in world class manufacturing sectors such as the pharmaceutical and life sciences leading edge companies which we have in our county.
 
“Our aim is to create more and better job prospects for our county, not only attracting inward investment but encouraging our existing businesses to build for the future."
 




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