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Brecon Pharmaceuticals expansion plans jobs boost for Pontypridd

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A Powys-based drugs company has announced an expansion which will boost its workforce in Wales.

Brecon Pharmaceuticals, in Hay-on-Wye, is investing in storage and distribution with a new facility in Pontypridd.

Currently 314 staff are employed by the firm and the expansion will create eight new jobs.

The company is owned by the AmerisourceBergen Corporation, based in Pennsylvania, USA.

Founded in 1980 Brecon Pharmaceuticals provides drug distribution and related services to both pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare providers.

The company's MD, Peter Belden, said the expansion reflected the firm's commitment to "innovation and quality through continuous investment in our people, facilities and equipment."

Mr Belden added: "The new site in Wales bring new opportunities for the area.

"The company is committed to recruiting local people from diverse background and providing them with training and expertise that are invaluable to personal development and to the development of the local economy."

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