VistaMed, a Freudenberg Medical company and leading CDMO for complex extrusions, finished catheters, and medical devices for minimally invasive applications, has announced that it will create 100 new jobs at its facility in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co. Leitrim. Founded in 1999 in Carrick-On-Shannon, VistaMed Ltd. currently employs 525 people between its R&D Innovation Centre Carrick-on-Shannon and at its manufacturing facilities in Roosky and Carrick-On-Shannon.
Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment Leo Varadkar TD said, “I’m really pleased to see that VistaMed is expanding in Leitrim and will be recruiting 100 people over the next two years. This significant expansion demonstrates VistaMed’s continued commitment to Carrick-on-Shannon, where it was founded and underscores Ireland’s position as a global hub for the world’s leading med tech companies. I wish the team every success with this new expansion.”
Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise Trade & Employment, Robert Troy TD said, “this announcement from VistaMed is a welcome boost for Carrick-on-Shannon and the surrounding area. The expansion will see the company providing an array of skilled employment opportunities to the people of Leitrim. VistaMed are industry leaders, and their decision to expand in Leitrim is a strong endorsement of the talent and resources in the region. I wish the company all the best in this exciting new chapter.”
Clients include major blue-chip companies in the MedTech industry. The company’s products have evolved in terms of form and complexity since its foundation, to a high-value product solutions provider offering product design, development, component manufacturing including labelling, packaging and sterilisation support for customers. The company produces a diverse range of catheter-based products used in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral stent delivery systems, urology, endoscopy, neurology and pain management.
On the announcement that VistaMed will create new jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon, Patrick Mulholland, Managing Director of VistaMed, said, “this latest jobs announcement is in direct response to the strong demand for development and manufacturing capabilities in VistaMed from existing and new customers. This is an exciting time in the continued development of our company, many of the devices we develop offer exceptional opportunities for engineers to gain experience working with the most innovative products to come on the market.”
“As we continue to build on our engineering team, we are looking for talented individuals with the right motivation and skillsets to facilitate our continued growth in developing and manufacturing world class medical devices.
For product builders there is the opportunity to progress one’s career with the many support mechanisms offered within VistaMed. With a growing company there are many opportunities for career progression together with the satisfaction of working on life changing medical devices.”
IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said, “today’s announcement by VistaMed – a significant employer in Co. Leitrim – and its strategy for its Irish operations is most welcome. VistaMed is a member of a strong MedTech cluster of companies in the North West that benefit from the region’s highly skilled and talented workforce. Winning jobs and investment for the regions is central to IDA Ireland’s strategy. I wish VistaMed every success with this expansion and assure them of IDA Ireland’s continued support.”
Source: IDA Ireland