VistaMed announces €10m investment and 200 jobs for Carrick-on-Shannon
29 August 2016
VistaMed, a catheter and extrusion provider to the global medical device industry, has announced the creation of 200 jobs at the official opening of its new state-of-the-art research and development facility in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim – part of a new investment programme of more than €10 million.
This will bring the total number of jobs at the medical device company to 525 comprising a mix of positions, from engineering staff to product builders. VistaMed is also expanding its current manufacturing facility in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim by a further 45,000 square foot.
Recruitment for the 200 positions is ongoing with 37 of these jobs now in place. All positions are expected to be filled by the end of 2018.
The new investment programme is in response to increased demand in the global medical device market for services provided by VistaMed.
“VistaMed was founded on being a solution provider for technically challenging catheter and extrusion products for a worldwide medical device market,” said VistaMed managing director of Patrick Mulholland.
“This new research and development facility will allow us to further enhance the rapid project ‘turnaround’ times currently experienced by VistaMed’s global customer base. Combined with the addition of sophisticated equipment, this will enable us to continue to offer a world class service to the global medical device industry and expand our talented technical resources,” added Mulholland.
The 45,000 square foot expansion of the Carrick-on-Shannon facility includes 22,000 square foot of cleanroom. This will facilitate the growing demand for diverse braided catheter systems, together with the expansion of the existing area providing thermoplastic extrusions which is recognised as best-in-class for the stringent catheter tubing requirements for today’s challenging minimally invasive applications. See www.vistamed.net for more.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2016/08/29/vistamed-announces-e10m-investment-and-200-jobs-in-carrick-on-shannon/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/VistaMed.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/VistaMed-300x300.jpgNewsEnterprise Ireland,jobs,Leitrim,medical devices