Teva Pharmaceuticals have informed staff at its factory in Baldoyle in Dublin that its to close next year with the loss of 100 jobs.
Staff at the plant at Tosara Pharma, where the reknowned and much loved rash cream Sudocrem is produced have been left bereft by the news.
The decision will see the manufacturing of the iconic brand moved to Bulgaria instead and its reported that the Baldoyle facility cannot be expanded which may have forced the hand of its management to make the decision to relocate.
Teva said “Yesterday we met with employees at our Baldoyle plant to inform them of the proposed closure of the site, as part of a wider programme to optimise our global manufacturing network.
“We know that this news is disappointing for many, but we’ll do everything we can to support all our affected employees throughout this process.”
Several employees are reported to be working in the factory for over 20 years.
Teva say it will continue to have a strong presence in Ireland through its respiratory manufacturing plant in Waterford in addition to its commercial activities, while remaining fully committed to the Irish market.
Sudocrem was first developed in 1931 by a Professor of Pharmacy and Dublin retail pharmacist Thomas Smith.
He found that the healing cream was excellent at treating nappy rash, eczema, pressure sores, incontinence rash and a variety of other minor skin lesions.