40 new jobs to be created in Connemara village

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Over 40 new jobs are to be created in An Spidéal after an expansion of a medical device company was approved by Údarás na Gaeltachta.

The announcement comes after a €1.9 million support package was approved for the expansion of Cambus Medical/Freudenberg Medical in the village.

Over 1,700 square metres of space will be added to the company’s current facilities in An Spidéal, providing extra space for production and manufacturing, as well as administration offices.

It will allow the company to overcome previous capacity limitations, develop new manufacturing capabilities, and explore new business opportunities.

Currently, over 135 people are employed in Cambus Medical/Freudenberg Medical, which manufactures tubing and micro components for the medical device sector.

Since Barry Comerford and John Farragher established the company in 2006, Cambus Medical has grown its customer base significantly in Ireland and overseas.

“On behalf of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta, I wish to congratulate Cambus Medical/Freudenberg Medical on the considerable progress made by them in recent years, said Announcing the package Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson of the Board of Údarás na Gaeltachta.

“This company, which was started by two local entrepreneurs with the support of Údarás, is a source of pride for the Gaeltacht and is now  both expert and pioneer in the development and manufacturing of tubing for the medical device sector.

“This investment would not be possible without the funding provided to Údarás na Gaeltachta under the Jobs Stimulus Package which was announced by the Government in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

The funding for this project, part of a national construction scheme, has been made available under the Government’s Covid-19 Jobs Stimulus Package announced by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD earlier this year.