U.S. medical devicemaker Harmac will create 100 new jobs as part of an expansion in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, Ireland. The report follows speculation that 10 multinational companies will make significant investment announcements in Ireland by the end of next month, according to Business & Leadership.
The company will create the jobs over the next five years, bringing its total employment to 282. Twenty of those positions have already been filled with recruitment under way for the remainder, according to an Industrial Development Agency of Ireland release. In addition, the company is making a 10,000 sq. foot expansion of its facility.
"I would like to thank Harmac for its investment in Ireland," IDA Ireland CEO Barry O'Leary says in the release. "This announcement for Roscommon builds on the strong medical device cluster in the Midlands Gateway. The Medical Devices industry is a very important sector and Ireland continues to win a significant share of mobile Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in this area."
Harmac opened a manufacturing facility in Ireland in July 1998. The company is a full service, vertically integrated, contract medical device manufacturer that produces custom, single use devices for customers worldwide.