Med-tech company Stryker's new 156,000 square foot has been officially opened at Anngrove in Carrigtwohill bringing 600 new jobs.

Cork ‘Strykes’ gold with 600 new jobs

Leading medical technology company Stryker has officially opened its new high-tech facility in Cork bringing 600 future jobs to the region.

The new 156,000 square foot development in Anngrove in Carrigtwohill was opened today by Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

A global leader in the application of additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing), Stryker manufactures products to treat bone-related conditions affecting knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, craniomaxillofacial (mouth, jaws, face, skull, etc.) and spine.

The US company also develops patient-specific solutions for people with significant disease progression often with no alternative.

Welcoming the news, the Taoiseach said the capacity for new jobs brought by the development was testament to the capability, dedication and vision of the Stryker team.

“Government will work to ensure Ireland continues to be an attractive location for the med-tech sector and business in general, supported by our highly-skilled and talented workforce,” he said.

In addition to housing Stryker’s manufacturing facilities, Anngrove is also the worldwide headquarters of the AMagine Institute, which is the centre of excellence for additive manufacturing across Stryker.

Viju Menon, Group President of Global Quality and Operations at Stryker, said the company is pleased to expand its talent base in Ireland and that the facility will help to unlock new opportunities that were previously not possible.

Mr Menon said: “With our experience and proprietary technology, we are excited to impact more patients and drive growth with this additional investment.”

Also welcoming the new facility was IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan the expanded Anngrove facility will further the company’s 4 decade commitment to Ireland.

“It also builds on Stryker’s outstanding track record for innovation and shows the key role Anngrove plays in the company’s global additive technology research and development,” said Mr Shanahan.

Stryker’s Irish presence includes more than 4,000 people across 8 facilities in Belfast, Limerick and Cork