An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today (Friday 12 Oct 2012) officially opened the new US headquarters of Zenith Technologies (Zentek Automation US, Inc.) in Bluebell, Montgomery County Pennsylvania. The event took place as part of his visit to the US. Zenith Technologies is an Enterprise Ireland-supported company.
Zenith Technologies is a leading Global Automation and MES Engineering company principally servicing the lifescience industry. The company employs over 50 people in the US and is expected to double its workforce over the next two years. Zenith has a large and diverse client base in the US including such companies as Amgen, Baxter, BMS, Dow, Grifols, GSK, Merck,Novartis ,Pfizer, and Sanofi. It has offices in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and California.
Speaking at the opening, An Taoiseach said:
‘I am delighted to officially open Zenith Technologies US Headquarters. Zenith is a leading Irish high-technology company that is achieving strong growth in the US market. Zenith’s success in this highly competitive market is a clear demonstration of how an ambitious company, with an innovative, specialist offering, can compete at the highest levels internationally.
‘It is companies like Zenith that will drive the export growth that will underpin Ireland’s economic prosperity and support valuable Irish jobs. I congratulate Zenith on their operation here in Pennsylvania that will allow them to grow their business in the US market and indeed worldwide’.
The founder and CEO of Zenith , Brendan O’Regan, said:
‘I am delighted to have the Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny TD here today to open our new US headquarters and mark this very significant milestone in our company’s development.
‘I am also very pleased to be announcing the launch of two new products in the US market, the Zenith Managed Services Model (ZTMS) and the cloud based Incident Control Room (ICR).
‘The Zenith Managed Services (ZTMS) model has been delivering a valuable product in the European region since 2006. This model was developed in response to the Life Science industry requirements to efficiently manage its automation support and optimise the cost of ownership in IT and automation systems. The Managed Services is a new departure for Zenith in the US and is built upon firm experience and successful delivery of value in the European Pharmaceutical Market.
‘The Incident Control Room (ICR) provides independent processes and methods for handling a variety of site incidents encountered during complex processing of pharmaceutical products’, he said.
Zenith is a private company founded in 1998 with worldwide revenue of $50M, and US revenues of over $12M. Headquartered in Ireland, the company provides System Integration, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Managed Services, Consultancy, and ELearning. It is very active in Europe, US and Asia, has 14 offices worldwide and employs over 370 people.
The opening was attended by a large number of clients and staff and US public representatives including Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and State Representatives Kate Harper and Brendan Boyle.