Medical device sub-supplier Kelcourt Plastics is to provide 55 new jobs over five years in Co Offaly.
Kelcourt Plastics, Inc, a component supplier to the medical device industry, today announced it is establishing a new medical tubing manufacturing operation in Tullamore, Co Offaly, with the support of IDA Ireland.
Kelcourt Ireland Pte Limited will create 55 new jobs over five years and is making a significant capital investment in its building at the IDA Business and Technology Park in Tullamore.
Kelcourt’s medical tubing capabilities and PPC’s medical packaging portfolio aims to create perfect synergy into a range of key medical device applications that will be locally sourced in Ireland. The company also plans to target the European market with its range of medical tubing and packaging solutions.
The Irish operation will also establish a product development function to work closely with client R&D teams on new product concepts. The specialised tubing that will be manufactured at the plant will be used in hundreds of medical areas, including anesthesia, urology, cardiology, surgery, IV systems and emergency medicine.
“We searched for the right location to establish an operation to meet the demand for our medical and speciality tubing capability, as well as our packaging capabilities in Ireland,” said Patrick Mickle, president, Kelcourt.
“We are very excited to establish a manufacturing facility in Tullamore and we look forward to finding the right calibre of staff to ensure our success here. This also creates the perfect gateway into the growing European market.”
Commenting on the announcement, IDA Ireland, CEO Barry O’Leary said, “Kelcourt’s decision to locate this operation in Ireland enhances the medical device supplier base here. Ireland’s reputation as a hub for life sciences continues to grow, with eight of the top 10 pharmaceutical and 15 of the top 20 medical devices companies worldwide with operations here.”