Granules Consumer Health, a division of Granules India Ltd, will invest $12.5 million to establish a pharmaceutical packaging and distribution facility at 7413 Cushing Road in Manassas. Virginia successfully competed with Maryland for the project, which will create more than 57 new jobs.
"The COVID-19 pandemic helped our customers understand our vertically integrated value proposition,” said Vijay Ramanavarapu, President of Granules USA and Granules Pharmaceuticals. "Locating our packaging facility in Virginia strengthens our supply chain and will help us ensure a consistent supply of pharmaceutical products which our customers value."
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Granules India serves leading brand and generics companies in over 75 countries with eight manufacturing facilities around the world. The company manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical formulation intermediates, and finished dosages, and its products include common consumer drugs such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen and guaifenesin. Granules employs 130 people at a pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing facility in neighboring Chantilly, Virginia.
"Our strong relationship with the greater NOVA EDA, especially Fairfax County, made Prince William County a contender from the start," said Christina Winn, executive director of Prince William County Department of Economic Development. "We highlight the importance of the Greater Washington D.C. area and the sought-after workforce Granules needs to ensure future global success."
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Prince William County to secure the project for Virginia. Former Governor Northam approved a matching $200,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Prince William County.
"Granules Consumer Health gained a competitive advantage by locating their packaging facility in Manassas, and we welcome them to our business-friendly community," said Ann B. Wheeler, Chair, Prince William Board of County Supervisors. "As the front door to Northern Virginia, Prince William County’s strategic location elevates the growing importance of supply chain logistics and distribution for global companies."
"Prince William County has the dedication to developing our infrastructure and the educated workforce that global companies like Granules have come to expect,” said Pete Candland, Gainesville District Supervisor. “The Balls Ford Road widening project will further support this project and the ongoing growth of our distribution center hub."