Medtech boon for Galway as Zeltiq creates 60 jobs at new manufacturing facility

15 Jun 2016

Medtech company Zeltiq Aesthetics has today announced the establishment of a European manufacturing facility in Galway, and the creation of 60 new jobs.

Zeltiq Aesthetics, headquartered in Pleasanton, California, operates in the medical aesthetics sphere, utilising its CoolSculpting technology to target and selectively reduce unwanted fat that may not respond to diet or exercise.

The company’s entrance to Galway’s extensive medtech sector was welcomed by IDA Ireland’s CEO, Martin Shanahan: “I’m delighted to see this innovative medical technology company establish a European manufacturing facility in Galway, adding to the growing number of medical technology companies here and further enhancing the region’s reputation as an excellent location for such business.”

In Galway, Zeltiq will be joining the ranks of numerous other medtech companies, including Boston Scientific, Advant, DiaNia and many others.

“We are very pleased to partner with IDA Ireland at this stage of the company’s growth, invest in Galway, and contribute to the local economy through the creation of new jobs,” said Zeltiq’s president and CEO, Mark Foley.

Those jobs will not be confined to manufacturing, as the facility will also incorporate other functions supporting the manufacturing processes.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, highlighted the effect today’s Zeltiq announcement could have nationwide: “Zeltiq’s new manufacturing facility and the valuable jobs and economic impact to be created will enhance Ireland’s attractiveness for further similar investments.”

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Kirsty Tobin
By Kirsty Tobin

Kirsty Tobin served as careers editor of Silicon Republic from 2015 up to August 2017. When she was younger, she had a dream where she started and won a fight with a T-Rex, so she’s pretty sure she kicked butt at this, too. Passions include eating all the cake, watching more TV than is healthy and sassy comebacks.

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