LIMERICK is kicking off the new week with a very welcome job announcement for the city center.
This morning, the medical device company Vitalograph will unveil plans to invest €10 million in a move that will create 200 new jobs for the region over the next two years.
The company is opening new offices in the Engine Innovate building on Cecil Street along with space in the Clare Technology Park in Ennis to accommodate the new positions.
These high-value jobs will support the growth of Vitalograph’s global clinical trials and healthcare business.
Founded in Great Britain and based in Ennis since 1974, the company is a world leader in respiratory diagnostics, developing and manufacturing innovative medical diagnostic devices for all levels of the respiratory health sector.
It also provides clinical trial solutions to pharmaceutical companies around the world.
Chief Executive Officer Frank Keane said: “Our latest investment and expansion plans reflect our pioneering spirit as we continue to seize new opportunities for Vitalograph and play an important role in improving the lives of patients. Effective respiratory diagnostic tools underscore and enable a proactive approach to healthcare. Through our innovation and dedication, we have become a major catalyst behind the efficacy of respiratory therapies being developed by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.”
As well as new offices in Limerick and Ennis, Vitalograph is also investing in its existing manufacturing facility in the County Clare town.
“We are excited to open new offices in Limerick and Ennis. This gives us the opportunity to tap into the diverse talent pool in the Midwest region as we deliver on our purpose of making a real impact in managing respiratory disease,” said Mr. Keane.
He also praised Enterprise Ireland for its support in creating jobs.
Recruitment for new candidates is underway, and Vitalograph is looking for candidates to fill a variety of roles including data analysis, on-site support services, software engineering, and IT support.