Benchmark Holdings has agreed to acquire the Novartis Animal Health vaccine manufacturing plant in Braintree, UK. The acquisition ensures both continuity of production and all jobs at the facility.

Benchmark Holdings has agreed to acquire the Novartis Animal Health vaccine manufacturing plant in Braintree, Essex. The acquisition is effective immediately and ensures both continuity of production and all jobs at the facility.

The Braintree plant has been producing licensed veterinary vaccines for Novartis and other major pharmaceutical companies for more than twenty-five years.

Benchmark Vaccines Ltd.Under Benchmark, the plant’s role as a toll manufacturer will be expanded. Following a major investment in production and R&D capability at the plant new specialist small to medium scale products will be manufactured for developing world markets.

Benchmark is a progressive international investment group that. Founded in 1999, the company has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors throughout the entire food chain.

A statement from the company said: “Benchmark Holdings is delighted with the addition of the Braintree plant to the Benchmark family, an excellent team in a first class facility. It also provides a great fit with the existing businesses and will play a major role in our continuing growth.”

The business will maintain Benchmark’s core ethical philosophy based on the 3Es of ethical, environmental and economic business practices.

Terms of the acquisition are confidential.

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