Irish pharmaceutical company Sharp Clinical Services has opened a new £9.5 million facility in Rhymney.
Development of the site, on the Heads of the Valley Industrial Estate, began in 2017.
The new building, which will boost the firm’s manufacturing, packaging and distribution, was part paid-for by the Welsh Government through a £500,000 grant.
The company has created 70 skilled jobs by opening in the area.
Writing in her blog for Caerphilly Observer, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney AM Dawn Bowden, who was at the opening of the site, said: “The company is a real asset to Wales and I wish them every success going forwards.
“It is good to see such a business choosing the area for its operations.”
Ian Morgan, General Manager for Sharp Clinical Services UK, said: “We are delighted to have officially ‘cut the ribbon’ on our brand-new clinical services facility in Rhymney.
“Investing in new facilities, increasing production capacity and expanding our capabilities helps us to meet growing demand for our services and is also an important way of creating jobs and supporting the communities where we operate.
“We have a long-standing history in the area and are dedicated to supporting both our customers and our employees for years to come and the investment in the Rhymney facility is a testament of that commitment.”
The new building includes solar panels to generate around 20% of its annual electricity supply.