Medtech Company Stryker Unveils New Metal 3D Printing Factory
Stryker, a world leader in additively-manufactured medical innovations, recently inaugurated a facility in Ireland.
The 80 year old company intends to incorporate at least 600 high-tech jobs in the facility, which measures roughly 156,000 square feet, and this should further its status a pioneer in additive manufacturing within the healthcare sector.
This new, high-tech facility is built in County Cork, in the Anngrove neighbourhood, and shares its grounds with the AMagine Institute, which is Stryker’s tech development hub, as well as being one of the largest additive manufacturing facilities of orthopaedic implants in the world.
Stryker has made very significant investments in the Anngrove area, stating that it will continue to invest for growth. As part of an official opening ceremony to celebrate the new structure, the company was visited by the prime minister and the head of the Irish government, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, along with various other local guests, including IDA Ireland (the Industrial Development Agency.
Commenting on the new facility, Martin 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 a testament to the capability, dedication, and vision of the Stryker team and of the growth and success of Stryker here. The 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.”
On a similar vein, the CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan, highlighted that this expanded facility from Stryker progresses the company’s commitment of four decades to the country of Ireland, which acknowledges the robust ecosystem of such institutions as universities and the IDA, as well as supporting engineering talent.
The new facility “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,” highlighted Shanahan.
Initially established in Ireland back in 1998, the Stryker company’s Irish presence incorporates more than 4,000 people over the 8 facilities across Cork, Belfast and Limerick, and Ireland plays host to the Global Research And Development Innovation Centre, as well as the manufacturing headquarters for Europe. This new site will also increase the potential for supplying jobs to a growing number of AM applicants.
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