Advant Medical to create 34 jobs at Galway plant

24 May 2013

Medical-device manufacturer Advant Medical is set to invest €2.4m in a major development programme at its Galway plant, with the company planning to create 34 jobs over the next three years.

The investment is supported by Enterprise Ireland and the expansion will bring total employment at Advant Medical to more than 130 people.

Based in Parkmore Industrial Estate in Galway, Advant Medical produces medical-device products for the minimum invasive vascular, Class III implantable devices and other medical markets.

Its customers include some of the world’s largest original equipment manufacturers. Advant Medical’s products are established across 25 international markets, including the US, Mexico, Italy, Germany, France and India.

With this €2.4m investment, the company is planning to expand its production capabilities and move to higher-value products and services to allow it to expand its reach in existing international markets and enter new markets.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, said the news that Advant Medical is expanding and creating 34 jobs is a sign of what is possible for Irish companies in this area.

Bob DiPetrillo, CEO of Advant Medical, said the investment would position the company to increase its international market share through device assembly and manufacturing capabilities.

“On our 20-year anniversary, we are delighted to have an opportunity to create more employment in the West (of Ireland),” he said.

Carmel Doyle
By Carmel Doyle

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic. She reported on clean tech, innovation and start-ups, covering everything from renewable energy to electric vehicles, the smart grid, nanotech, space exploration, university spin-outs and technology transfer.

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