Up to 200 new jobs are coming to Galway with the construction of a new medical devices factory in the city.
Integer Holdings Corporation has announced today that it will be expanding its Galway operations with the construction of a new Medical Device Innovation and Manufacturing facility in Parkmore East.
This new facility is required to meet increased demand for regional research, development and manufacturing capabilities as well as capacity for catheters and delivery systems.
The new Galway facility is expected to create 100-200 new engineering, administration and manufacturing jobs over the course of the next several years.
I’m really pleased to see Integer announce further investment in Galway, with the addition of a new Medical Device Innovation and Manufacturing facility,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar.
“This collaboration between IDA Ireland and Integer is another example of the valuable work that IDA Ireland do to bring investment into the country.”
The first phase of the project will involve building a 60,000sq ft facility on land purchased from the IDA in a €30 million investment.
Construction is expected to begin next year, with a view towards being completed in late 2023. After this there will be a 2-3 year period of equipment investments in the research and manufacturing facility.
Beyond this, Integer has already secured planning permission for 147,000 square feet to meet future expansion needs over the next 25 years.
“This expansion further demonstrates Integer’s commitment to supporting our customers’ growth strategies,” said Payman Khales, president of Integer’s Cardio and Vascular business.
“The new Galway facility will allow us to continue our investments in research and development in this important medical device hub.”
“We are excited about our continued growth in Ireland and look forward to meeting our customers’ expanded needs well into the future,” continued Khales.
IDA Ireland Chief Executive Martin Shanahan said that the expansion in Galway is welcome news, and an important strategic move by the company.
“This is a significant investment by a leading medical devices company and demonstrates Integer’s continued commitment to Galway and the West Region.”
“Integer is a valued employer in Ireland where it has access to a highly skilled and talented workforce. I’d like to wish the company continued success.”