Stryker brings 600 jobs to Cork

Stryker creates more opportunities for hi-tech roles in the region and furthers innovation globally.

Medtech giant Stryker is to create 600 new jobs at a new 156,00 sq ft manufacturing operation in Cork.

The investment in the new operation at Anngrove in Cork is aimed at advancing Stryker’s global 3D printing additive manufacturing leadership.

“The new facility and talent will continue to unlock new opportunities that were previously not possible”

Stryker is a global leader in the application of additive manufacturing technologies, also known as 3D printing, to healthcare innovation, particularly for the manufacture of specialised medical devices.

The company manufactures products to treat bone-related conditions across knees, hips, shoulder, ankle, craniomaxillofacial and spine, as well as patient-specific solutions for people with significant disease progression often with no alternative.

“The new facility and talent will continue to unlock new opportunities that were previously not possible, accelerate innovation globally and further support our mission to make healthcare better together with our customers,” said Viju Menon, group president, Global Quality and Operations at Stryker.

“With our experience and proprietary technology, we are excited to impact more patients and drive growth with this additional investment. We are also pleased to expand our talent base in Ireland with engaging roles across a range of disciplines. At Stryker we are committed to a diverse, safe and inclusive work environment.”

New dimensions for growth in Cork

The investment was welcomed by Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, who described as a very welcome development for Cork and the south west region.

Today’s opening and announcement of the capacity for new jobs is testament to the capability, dedication and vision of the Stryker team, and of the growth and success of Stryker here. 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,” Martin said.

As well as housing Stryker’s manufacturing facilities, Anngrove is also the worldwide headquarters of the AMagine Institute, which is the center of excellence for additive manufacturing across Stryker.

The institute develops breakthrough technologies, from early research and development to full commercial launch and scaling, and deploys these new technologies across its full portfolio of products and services.

“Stryker has been innovating in additive manufacturing within the medtech industry for more than 20 years and opened its Anngrove facility in 2016,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

“The expanded facility furthers the company’s four-decade commitment to Ireland and recognises the strong ecosystem of universities, engineering talent and partners such as the IDA. It 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.”

John Kennedy
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