Medical device designer and manufacturer Arrotek will create up to 100 jobs in Sligo after the company won planning permission for a 20,000 square foot extension to its city headquarters.
Arrotek is based in a purpose-built 50,000 square foot facility in the Medtech cluster at Finisklin Business Park in Sligo, which was built in 2019 and features manufacturing clean rooms, laboratories and engineering offices.
The additional space is expected to house a mix of office and manufacturing space.
The new jobs will be created in all Arrotek departments, including design engineers and project managers, quality, production, finance, customer service and administration.
Founded in 2005 by Mark Pugh and Ger O’Carroll, Arrotek began as an engineering services provider focused on the design of medical devices for other companies.
The company undertook a major recruitment drive in 2020 and 2021, doubling its headcount and expanding its manufacturing offering to include a third clean room and new braiding, winding and laser welding technologies.
Arrotek co-founder Ger O’Carroll said it is extremely positive that a local Sligo company has managed to grow in international markets and create high quality jobs for Sligo and North West Ireland.
“This is testament to the high-quality workforce we have today and will be recruiting in the future,” he said.
Arrotek co-founder Mark Pugh said that since the company was established in 2005, it has focused on investing in the latest cutting-edge technologies so that it can deliver a world-class service.
“This current investment will allow us to further enhance our service offerings to all of our current clients, both start-ups and multinationals, as well as grow in emerging markets,” he added.