200 new jobs as medical-device player Nypro locates in Waterford

28 Mar 2013

Waterford awoke to some thrilling news this morning, that the region is to benefit from 200 new jobs as medical-device player Nypro Healthcare revealed plans to establish a state-of-the-art facility in the south-east of Ireland.

Nypro’s new facility will manufacture advanced respiratory and injectable devices for global healthcare and pharmaceutical customers. Among the new positions to be created are healthcare automation engineers and technicians, healthcare quality engineers and technicians, operations managers, programme managers, team leaders and operators.

“Nypro has operated in Ireland in Bray since 1980 and in recent years our healthcare business has grown significantly,” explained James O’Gorman, vice-president, Drug Delivery and Diagnostics, at Nypro Healthcare.

“Our latest growth phase is built upon the skills, work ethic, creativity and drive of our Nypro Ireland team. We now plan to create over 200 positions in Waterford to manufacture complex respiratory and injection devices for our pharmaceutical customers worldwide.”

Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Richard Bruton, TD, acknowledge that the south-east of Ireland has suffered disproportionately from unemployment in recent years.

“Shortly after taking office I established the South East Forum with a plan to address these problems. Since then, we have seen major progress, including several significant jobs announcements and a tripling of the number of site visits by IDA Ireland.

“Today’s announcement that Nypro, a world-leading company with established operations in Ireland, is locating a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Waterford with the creation of over 200 high-end jobs is an enormous boost for the region,” Bruton said.

The chief executive of IDA Ireland Barry O’Leary said south-east region is developing its position as a key location for the life-sciences sector.

“Nypro’s new facility, in a key regional location, is in the development and manufacture of drug delivery devices which are key target areas for IDA Ireland and will further add to Ireland’s growing expertise in these areas.”

Recruitment has commenced and applications can be made through careersireland@nypro.com.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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