An artist’s rendering of a large Stryker manufacturing facility surrounded by green fields in Cork.
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Stryker’s new 3D printing site in Cork creates space for 600 medtech jobs

3 Aug 2022

The latest development at Anngrove is expected to drive high-tech job creation in the south-east.

Multinational medtech company Stryker has today (3 August) opened its new facility at Anngrove, a townland in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

Adding to its manufacturing base, Stryker’s new facility will specialise in 3D printing.

The 156,000 sq ft development leaves room for Stryker to create an additional 600 jobs in Cork, with many high-tech roles expected to be created.

Stryker uses 3D printing in the manufacture of specialised medical devices such as implants to treat bone-related conditions.

As well as being the home of Stryker’s manufacturing facilities in Ireland since 2016, Anngrove is the world headquarters of its centre of excellence for additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.

This centre, known as the AMagine Institute, is a key part of Stryker’s strategy to be a world leader in additive manufacturing for medical devices. Its purpose is to develop breakthrough technologies from early R&D all the way through to commercial launch and scaling.

Continued investment in the site is expected.

Viju Menon, president of global quality and operations at Stryker, said the work done at the Cork facility will “unlock new opportunities that were previously not possible”.

“With our experience and proprietary technology, we are excited to impact more patients and drive growth with this additional investment. We are also pleased to expand our talent base in Ireland with engaging roles across a range of disciplines,” he added.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, TD, said it was “a very welcome development” for his home county of Cork and the south-west region.

“Today’s opening and announcement of the capacity for new jobs is testament to the capability, dedication and vision of the Stryker team, and of the growth and success of Stryker here,” he said.

“Government will work to ensure Ireland continues to be an attractive location for the medtech sector, and business in general, supported by our highly skilled and talented workforce,” Martin added.

Stryker’s continued investment in Ireland has been supported by the Government through IDA Ireland. IDA CEO Martin Shanahan welcomed this latest development and its potential for “future high-tech job growth”.

“The expanded facility furthers the company’s four-decade commitment to Ireland and recognises the strong ecosystem of universities, engineering talent and partners such as the IDA,” said Shanahan.

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Elaine Burke
By Elaine Burke

Elaine Burke is editor of Silicon Republic, having served a few years as managing editor up to 2019. She joined in 2011 as a journalist covering gadgets, new media and tech jobs. She comes from a background in publishing and is known for being particularly pernickety when it comes to spelling and grammar – earning her the nickname, Critical Red Pen.

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