28 March 2013

Nypro Healthcare to Establish New Medical Device Facility in Ireland

Waterford – 28 March 2013 - Nypro Healthcare is to establish an additional state of the art medical device manufacturing facility in Ireland. This newly established facility in Waterford will result in the creation of over 200 new high quality jobs in phase 1 which is expected to increase in subsequent years. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. 

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said, "I welcome the decision by Nypro to establish a new medical device manufacturing facility in Waterford with the creation of over 200 highly skilled jobs as it is a significant boon for the whole South East. The recent experience of Nypro - reinvention and refocusing on growing sectors, resonates with the wider Irish economy. Through the Government's Action Plan for Jobs we are refocusing the entire economy back to exports, enterprise and innovation. As the transition of the economy continues there will be more job opportunities for Waterford and the South East. Nypro's investment in Waterford is a massive vote of confidence for the region and will bring new, high-quality jobs." 

James O’ Gorman, Vice President, Drug Delivery and Diagnostics of Nypro Healthcare said, “Nypro Healthcare, a recognised leader in the development and manufacture of complex drug delivery and diagnostic devices, is delighted to announce the addition of a new facility in Ireland in Waterford. Nypro has operated in Ireland in Bray since 1980 and in recent years our healthcare business has grown significantly. Our latest growth phase is built upon the skills, work ethic, creativity and drive of our Nypro Ireland team. We now plan to create over 200 positions in Waterford to manufacture complex respiratory and injection devices for our pharmaceutical customers worldwide. I would like to thank Nypro Inc, the Irish Government, IDA, Waterford citycouncil, FAS and our Nypro Ireland team for their continued support and look forward to further growth of our Irish operations in future years.”

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said, “The South East has suffered disproportionately from unemployment over the years, and shortly after taking office I established the South East Forum with a plan to address these problems. Since then we have seen major progress, including several significant jobs announcements and a tripling of the number of site visits by IDA Ireland. Today’s announcement that Nypro, a world-leading company with established operations in Ireland, is locating a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Waterford with the creation of over 200 high-end jobs is an enormous boost for the region. It is also a further significant boost for employment in Ireland as we continue to implement our Action Plan for Jobs. I am determined to ensure that, by building on today’s announcement and continuing to implement our plan, we can see further jobs announcements for the South East and for Ireland”.

Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, ‘’Today’s announcement by Nypro is excellent news for Ireland’s medical technologies sector and for the South East region. Nypro’s new facility, in a key regional location, is in the development and manufacture of drug delivery devices which are key target areas for IDA Ireland and will further add to Ireland’s growing expertise in these areas. The South East region is developing its position as a key location for the life-sciences sector.’’ 

Source: IDA Ireland