Medtronic plans to invest $30 million to expand its presence in Galway. The healthcare technology company intends to establish new global laboratory services team. Moreover, the investment is likely to see an addition of 200 R&D jobs in the city. Medtronic is operating in Ireland for the last 40 years. “The 40-year anniversary is an important milestone to celebrate in Medtronic’s Irish story. Our sites in Ireland have played a significant role in Medtronic’s evolution from medical device manufacturer to a global leader in healthcare technology.” Gerard Kilcommins, Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Vascular Therapies & Implants said in a statement.
Research & development jobs
The expansion project will create multiple employment opportunities at Medtronic. The company will offer new roles in the area of research and development. Furthermore, the company has already initiated the recruitment for these positions. In addition, company will also offer roles in the areas of chemical analysis and biocompatibility for supporting Medtronic’s global laboratory services. “These roles will support the development of products and services in the coronary artery, heart valve and peripheral vascular disease, heart arrhythmia and pacing, hypertension and spinal injury areas. There will also be roles in the Chemical Analysis and Biocompatibility fields supporting a new Global Laboratory Services team.” Gerard Kilcommins added to his statement. Currently, Medtronic is employing 4,000 workers in United Kingdom. Moreover, these 200 research position will add to their existing workforce.
IDA Ireland welcomed the investment
Medtronic also has new product development, sustaining and process engineering, customer innovation and global shared services operations in Ireland. Its headquarter is situated in Dublin. Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar welcomed the news. “Medtronic came to Ireland in 1982 with plans to manufacture a small number of cardiovascular devices,” he said. Furthermore, IDA Ireland which supports the company’s operations also welcomed the new investment.
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