Norgine Marks 50th Anniversary of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Site in Wales


Norgine, a leading European specialist pharmaceutical company, celebrated the 50th  anniversary of its manufacturing site in Hengoed, Wales this month. The event marked the achievements of Norgine’s Hengoed staff along with our global network of partners who have dedicated themselves to bringing life-changing medicines to millions of patients worldwide.

Norgine is one of the largest pharmaceutical employers in Wales. Since opening its doors in 1969, Norgine’s Hengoed site has grown from 50 employees to over 370 permanent staff today, many of whom have worked there for over 25 years.

Every year Norgine helps around 23 million patients worldwide. Hengoed contributes annually over 30 million packs of medicines, which help people living with constipation and support the diagnosis and prevention of serious gastro-intestinal diseases such as colorectal cancer. Norgine is committed to manufacturing excellence and has invested nearly £13 million in the site in the last five years alone to enable the production of high-quality, life-improving medicines.

Peter Stein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Norgine spoke during the event and commented,

“We are extremely proud of the work carried out at our site in Hengoed. Today is about celebrating the contribution that each member of staff has made to improving the lives of patients all over the world over the past 50 years.”

 Councillor Julian Simmonds, Mayor of Caerphilly Borough Council commented,

“I am delighted to have joined Norgine in celebrating their successful and longstanding commitment to Hengoed. The company has brought a great deal to Caerphilly’s economy and its positive reputation amongst locals reflects Norgine’s investment in its employees.”

Wayne David MP (Member of Parliament for Caerphilly) added,

“It’s amazing to think that medicines created in Hengoed help people in so many countries around the world. Wales has a lot to offer the life sciences sector and it’s great to see that a company like Norgine has played such an important role in our community for the past 50 years.”

Dr Hefin David AM (Assembly Member for Caerphilly) also highlighted,

“Norgine has been an important employer in the Rhymney Valley for half a century. They are well-established at Tir-y-Berth Industrial Estate and provide high-skilled, well-paid jobs in a vital and growing industry. I am confident that Norgine will continue to have a significant presence locally and I look forward to working with them in the years ahead.”

Founded in 1906, Norgine is a leading European specialist pharmaceutical company that has been bringing transformative medicines to patients for over a century.