Medical device company Stryker, which specializes in 3D printing to treat bone-related conditions, will create 600 new jobs in Co Cork.
Stryker is hiring new staff at its Carrigtwohill plant.
The company already employs over 4,000 people here at plants in Cork, Limerick and Belfast.
The official opening of the high-tech facility in Anngrove was marked by the visit of Taoiseach Micheál Martin, the IDA and other local guests.
The new 156,000-square-foot development creates capacity for 600 “high-tech jobs of the future.”
Stryker has made significant investments in Anngrove to establish itself as “a world leader in this technology and will continue to invest to grow.”
Mr. Martin said: “I am delighted to be at the opening of Stryker’s recently expanded facility in Anngrove, a very welcome development for Cork and the South West region. Today’s opening and announcement of new job capacity is a testament to the skill, dedication and vision of the Stryker team, and to Stryker’s growth and success here. The government will work to ensure that Ireland remains an attractive location for the medtech sector and business in general, supported by our highly skilled and talented workforce.”
Stryker specializes in additive manufacturing technologies, also known as 3D printing, for healthcare innovation, particularly for the manufacture of specialized medical devices.
In addition to being home to Stryker’s manufacturing facilities, Anngrove is also the world headquarters for the AMagine Institute, which is the center of excellence for additive manufacturing at Stryker.
The institute develops innovative technologies, “from initial research and development to full commercial launch and scale-up, and deploys these new technologies across its portfolio of products and services.”
Viju Menon, Group President of Stryker, said: “The new facility and talent will continue to unlock new opportunities not previously possible, accelerate innovation globally and further support our mission to improve healthcare together with our customers. With our proprietary technology and expertise, 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 compelling roles in a variety of disciplines. At Stryker we are committed to a diverse, safe and inclusive work environment.”