14. Norbrook Holdings
- Chief executive: Liam Nagle
- Pre-tax profit: £45.1m
- Employment: 1,983
- Pay bill: £75.5m
Norbrook is a veterinary pharmaceutical company, which was incorporated in 1969 by the late Lord Ballyedmond.
Headquartered in Newry, Norbrook is rated among the top 15 largest animal health companies worldwide.
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The company is focused on animal health products for livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep), pet and equine across more than 100 countries worldwide. With over 45 years’ experience, Norbrook is a major force in veterinary medicines after developing a broad range of livestock and companion animal products for vets, farmers and pet owners alike.
Norbrook invests a significant proportion of its revenue in the research and development of new products, fuelling the future growth of the company.
In February, the company said it is in the process of stockpiling six months worth of products for its EU customers ahead of what was to have been Brexit day on March 29.
It has also revealed that it has spent £3m transferring more than 2,000 product licenses from a UK holding company to a European firm to ensure it can continue to sell into the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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