Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, celebrated the official opening of its high-tech 3D printing facility in Anngrove, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, the IDA, and other local guests in attendance. The new 156,000-square-foot development will create 600 high-tech jobs in the future, contributing to Stryker’s leadership in additive manufacturing.
Stryker has made significant investments in Anngrove to position itself as a world leader in this technology, and will continue to do so in the future.
High-tech 3D Printing Facility
Stryker is a global leader in the application of additive manufacturing technologies, also known as 3D printing, to healthcare innovation, most notably in the production of specialised medical devices. The company creates products to treat bone-related conditions in the knees, hips, shoulder, ankle, craniomaxillofacial, and spine, as well as patient-specific solutions for people who have significant disease progression and often have no other options.
Welcoming the news, Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD 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 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.”
Anngrove not only houses Stryker’s manufacturing facilities, but it is also the global headquarters of the AMagine Institute, Stryker’s centre of excellence for additive manufacturing. From early research and development to full commercial launch and scaling, the institute develops and deploys breakthrough technologies across its entire portfolio of products and services.
“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. With our experience and proprietary technology, we are excited to impact more patients and drive growth with this additional investment. We are also pleased toexpand 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.”– Viju Menon, Group President Global Quality and Operations at Stryker
IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “Stryker has been innovating in additive manufacturing within the MedTech industry for more than 20 years and opened its Anngrove facility in 2016. 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.”
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