25 October 2023
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Green light for major Dexcom manufacturing facility in Athenry
County planners have given the green light for a major new manufacturing facility in Athenry for US multinational Dexcom.
Dexcom manufactures high-tech glucose monitoring equipment for diabetes.
It’s headquarted in California with manufacturing plants in Arizona and Malaysia.
In May, the multinational announced plans for its first European facility in Athenry – and the creation of 1,000 permanent jobs.
It’ll be located at a site on the western edge of the town, and is estimated to represent an investment of €300m over a five year period.
It’ll be a four story manufacturing facility with production areas, warehouses, admin offices and a restaurant, along with 500 car parking spaces.
Also included in the plans are an outdoor landscaped plaza and a 2.1km nature trail, as well as new access roads and pedestrian footpaths and crossings.
County planners have now approved the project, with a hefty 54 conditions attached.
One says that Dexcom must provide shuttle bus services for staff, linking the new facility with Galway City and Athenry Train Station.