Stryker has opened a 156,000 square foot new facility in Cork. Moreover, according to UK’s Industrial Development Agency, the additive manufacturing facility will create about 600 high tech positions.

Expansion is additive manufacturing facility

The Stryker’s newly built plant will add to their already existing 100,000 square foot facility. The company will provide services related to additive manufacturing. Stryker’s 3D printing work focuses on developing devices and implants. Moreover, the devices are helpful in orthopedic surgeries, including spine, hip, knee, shoulder and ankle products. However, neither the Stryker nor Industrial Development Agency revealed any information regarding the cost new manufacturing site. Although IDA stated that Stryker brought significant investment to the Anngrove area.

“Stryker has been innovating in additive manufacturing within the medtech industry for more than 20 years and opened its Anngrove facility in 2016. The expanded facility furthers the company’s four-decade commitment to Ireland and recognizes the strong ecosystem of universities, engineering talent and partners such as the IDA.” Martin Shanahan, CEO of the IDA said in his statement.

Employment opportunities for high-tech workers

Furthermore, Strykers are intending to bring new talent at their new facility. They will create 600 new tech positions at the 3D facility in Cork. In addition, the leading med-tech group organized a big event today to mark the start of their new manufacturing facility. “The new facility and talent will continue to unlock new opportunities that were previously not possible, accelerate innovation globally and further support our mission to make healthcare better together with our customers. With our experience and proprietary technology, we are excited to impact more patients and drive growth with this additional investment. We are also pleased to expand our talent base in Ireland with engaging roles across a range of disciplines. At Stryker we are committed to a diverse, safe and inclusive work environment.” Viju Menon, Group President Global Quality and Operations at Stryker said in statement.

In 2019, Stryker invested over 200 million euros at three facilities in Cork. The aimed to build out its research, development and innovation work there. Moreover, the investment supported the AMagine Institute along with Instruments Innovation Centre, which designs new surgical devices.

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