At least forty new high skilled jobs are to be created as part of a €1.9 million expansion of Cambus Medical/ Freudenberg Medical in An Spidéal.
The expansion will represent an increase of over 60% in manufacturing footprint for the Gaeltacht medical device company which plans to grow to more than 170 employees by the end of this year.
The jobs being created will be in the specialised fields of engineering, quality, manufacturing, customer operations and administration.
Funding for the expansion was approved by the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Jobs Stimulus Package.
This 2,088 square metre expansion will provide extra production/manufacturing space and administration offices at the company’s current substantial facilities in An Spidéal in Conamara where recruitment for the 40+ new jobs has already commenced.
The refurbishment will provide Cambus Medical/Freudenberg Medical with the opportunity to overcome previous capacity limitations, develop new manufacturing capabilities and explore new business opportunities and secure new customers.
In announcing the expansion Barry Comerford, Cambus Medical CEO said that the team is delighted with the support from all of our stakeholders; Freudenberg Medical, Údarás na Gaeltachta and the staff for making this a reality.
‘Our Dedication Shows’, is our commitment to growing a strong sustainable business in An Spidéal and delivering high skilled interesting jobs for people, jobs that make a real difference to the lives of patients across the globe,” said Mr Comerford.
“We are sure that thanks to our culture, values, determination and persistence, we will someday achieve our goal of 500 people working at Cambus Medical.”
Dr. Max Gisbert Kley, Chief Executive Officer of Freudenberg Medical, added that Freudenberg Medical is proud to support the expansion of Cambus Medical as a joint-venture partner.
“Since the initial investment of Freudenberg Medical in 2013 Cambus has grown significantly faster than the market and has more than tripled the number of employees in An Spidéal,” said Dr Gisbert Kley.
“This is a testament to Cambus’ strong market position as the technology leader for hypotubes and metal components for medical devices.”
Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta congratulated Cambus Medical/Freudenberg Medical and its team on this expansion and the creation of 40 new jobs.
“This innovative company, established by two local entrepreneurs with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta, employs many people in the area and continues to contribute greatly to the local economy,” she said.