DePuy to establish US$36m research centre in Cork – 38 new jobs on cards

9 Dec 2013

DePuy Ireland is to create 38 new jobs through plans to invest US$36m in a new R&D programme at its plant in Ringaskiddy, Cork. The jobs will be mainly for graduates at master’s and PhD level.

DePuy (Ireland) is one of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

The five-year project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

“Driven by diverse and highly skilled engineers, it is anticipated that the Operations Technology Development Centre will provide platform technology development across critical process areas for the DePuy Synthes Companies,” said Joe Sendra, vice-president of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology within the supply chain organisation of DePuy Synthes.

DePuy (Ireland) established a manufacturing facility in Ringaskiddy in 1997 and manufactures orthopaedic products for global markets.  There are several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of 1,900 people.

“It is further proof that Ireland continues to be a key location for life science/medical devices companies of this calibre who wish to expand and grow their business,” Innovation Minister Sean Sherlock, TD, said today.

“I am sure this decision was hugely influenced by the quality and commitment of the existing management and employees at the Cork facility,” he said.

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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