US multinational acquires Aran Biomedical in Spiddal

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A Gaeltacht-based company has announced that it has been acquired by Integer – one of the largest medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturers in the world.

Aran Biomedical, an Údarás na Gaeltachta client company located in An Spidéal, specialises in the custom design, development and manufacturing of medical implants.

The amalgamation of the companies will allow Integer to better serve its customers and continue significant growth in the Connemara Gaeltacht.

Operations will be maintained at the facility in An Spidéal where the combined company will be able to accelerate growth.

With a rich history of innovation that dates back to the 1940s, Integer is a world leader in advanced medical device design and outsourcing serving cardiac rhythm, cardio and vascular health, neuromodulation devices, and custom medical battery packs and chargers for global OEMs.

The company currently employs 1,300 people at its facilities in Parkmore, Galway and Wexford and has a global workforce of 9,000 through its sites in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East and Asia.

Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta, welcomed the acquisition.

“On behalf of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta I would like to congratulate Aran Biomedical on this exciting development and extend a warm ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ to Integer,” said Anna Ní Ghallachair.

“Aran Biomedical has witnessed many advances since its arrival in An Spidéal and this will undoubtedly be a very exciting and worthwhile development.”

Peter Mulrooney, Aran Biomedical CEO, added: “We are very excited and proud to be joining Integer, one of the largest medical devices outsource manufacturers in the world.

“Combining Aran Biomedical’s proprietary biomaterial implant technologies with Integer’s world class delivery systems will lead to a more highly differentiated service offering to the medical device industry.”