Global Temperature-Controlled Packaging Manufacturer to Expand in Indianapolis
DGP Intelsius, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 80 new jobs by 2014.
As part of the expansion, the company will invest more than $870,000 in equipment, tooling and the leasing of a 13,508 square-foot facility. The new facility will include an integration of Intelsius’ global technical services division which will use on site atmospheric chambers to conduct testing of new temperature-controlled products.
“Indiana’s economy continues to grow and we are now the top manufacturing state in the country,” said Governor Mitch Daniels. “The pro-business climate we have worked hard to create will help Intelsius succeed and create new jobs for Hoosiers.”
Intelsius will begin hiring new finance, customer service, business development, information technology, operations and logistics positions later this month.
“The science of medicine is a rapidly changing landscape with traditional pharmaceuticals being replaced by biologic treatments. Due to the temperature and time-sensitive nature of these treatments, our market is expanding very quickly,” said Andrew J. Mills, chief executive officer of Intelsius, Americas Division. “With the combination of world-class logistics, and a highly educated technical workforce, Indianapolis is the location of choice for us. We are proud to have our American headquarters based here in the Hoosier state.”
Founded in 1998 as DGP Group, the company developed a unique packaging solution designed for the transportation of samples suspected of containing Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE), commonly known as mad-cow disease. Within a year, the company became the first UN-certified BSE sample shipper in the world and expanded globally, becoming one of the market leaders of sample transport and temperature-compliant packaging solutions.
“We are very excited about the expansion of Intelsius and its commitment to add 80 new jobs here in Indianapolis,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “This expansion highlights Indy’s logistical assets and strengthens our status as a leader in life sciences, and we will continue our work to grow this important industry and bring quality jobs to Indianapolis.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered DGP Intelsius, LLC up to $400,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $250,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The city of Indianapolis will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of Develop Indy.
Intelsius’ announcement comes just three weeks after Knowledge Services, an information technology consulting firm, announced plans expand its Indianapolis headquarters, creating up to 200 jobs by 2015. In June, St. Regis USA, a manufacturer of crystal and glass products, also announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters, creating up to 41 new jobs by 2014.
About DGP Intelsius
Incorporated in 1998, Intelsius is a subsidiary of DGP Life Science Ltd. Intelsius specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of temperature-controlled packaging and regulatory-compliant sample transport solutions. With a strong focus on developing environmentally sustainable products and procedures, the company offers eco-friendly ways to ensure the integrity of customers’ products and samples. Intelsius has a growing global presence, with manufacturing facilities, distribution hubs and local offices situated throughout the world, including North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.intelsius.com.
About IEDC Created by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Daniels. Mitch Roob serves as the chief executive officer of the IEDC. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.