Stryker brings 600 jobs as they open up new 3D printing facility in Cork

Stryker's facility at Anngrove in Carrigtwohill

Stryker's facility at Anngrove in Carrigtwohill

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The Stryker factory will be making products to help treat bone-related conditions as well as personalised items for patients with different diseases. Stryker say there’ll be 600 new tech gigs going as they’ve just opened up their new 3D printing facility in Cork.

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The leading med-tech group are throwing a big event today to mark the start of their new spot at Anngrove in Carrigtwohill. The factory will be making products to help treat bone-related conditions as well as personalised items for patients with different diseases.

Announcing the news today, Viju Menon, Group President Global Quality and Operations at Stryker said, “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.”

Taoiseach Micheal Martin will be at the plant today, and speaking ahead of it he said the new roles are a “testament to the capability, dedication and vision of the Stryker team”.

He said: “I am delighted to be at the opening of Stryker’s newly expanded Anngrove facility, a very welcome development for Cork and the South West region.

“Today’s opening and announcement of the capacity for new jobs is testament to the capability, dedication and vision of the Stryker team, and of the growth and success of Stryker here. Government will work to ensure Ireland continues to be an attractive location for the med-tech sector, and business in general, supported by our highly-skilled and talented workforce.”

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said: “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 recognises the strong ecosystem of universities, engineering talent and partners such as the IDA.

“It also builds on Stryker’s outstanding track record for innovation and shows the key role Anngrove plays in the company’s global additive technology research and development. We welcome this exciting development in Anngrove, the potential it brings for future high tech job growth, and look forward to continued success for Stryker in Ireland.”

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