Vitalograph is moving part of its manufacturing from Asia to Ireland following a €10 million investment in the construction of two new sites in Clare and Limerick.
Medical device manufacturing company Vitalograph is set to create 200 new jobs at two new facilities in Clare and Limerick.
The company is looking to hire for a range of roles in data analytics, onsite support services, software engineering and quality assurance and IT support. Recruitment has already started, with all positions to be filled over the next two years.
Vitalograph is investing 10 million euros to open two new sites in Ennis, Co Clare and Limerick City. It specializes in manufacturing respiratory diagnostic devices and conducts global clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies.
One of the new sites will be at Clare Technology Park in Ennis, while the other will be at the Engine Innovate building in Limerick City.
The company has had an R&D, engineering and manufacturing facility in Ennis since 1974. It is also making a significant investment in its Ennis facility as it plans to transfer production of its shorter shelf life products from the Asia to Ireland.
Vitalograph’s expansion into the Midwest will support the rapid growth of its clinical trials and healthcare businesses. Its clinical trials have doubled in the past two years. It is one of the only companies in the world to offer objective cough monitoring to commercial pharmaceutical companies, biotechs and research organizations.
Frank Keane, CEO of Vitalograph, said, “Effective respiratory diagnostic tools underscore and enable a proactive approach to healthcare. Through our innovation and dedication, we have become an important catalyst behind the effectiveness of respiratory therapies developed by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and I would like to acknowledge the contribution of our people to our continued success.
Keane added that the opening of the new locations in Limerick and Clare would give the company the opportunity to “leverage the diverse talent pool in the Midwest region.”
Vitalograph is supported in its approach by Enterprise Ireland. Based in Buckingham, UK, the company’s products are currently exported to around 110 countries around the world.
In 2017, it announced the creation of 50 new jobs at its Ennis site following an investment of 12 million euros.
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