VITALOGRAPH has confirmed that of the 200 new jobs it will be creating in the Mid-West, 100 will be in Ennis, with the other 100 going to Limerick.
The company, which has had a base in Ennis since 1974, is involved in the development and production of respiratory diagnostic devices, and is investing €10 million in the expansion over the next two years.
Recruitment is already underway in areas such as data analysis, site support services, software engineering & QA and IT support.
The company is opening new sites at Engine Innovate Building, Limerick, and one at the Clare Technology Park, on the Gort Road in Ennis, just across the road from the existing Vitalograph premises.
It also says it will make a significant investment in the existing Ennis plant, as it brings the production of its consumables from Asia to Ireland, which it says will increase efficiency, improve the stability of its supply line and reduce its carbon footprint.
Frank Keane, CEO at Vitalograph said, “We’re excited to open new offices in Limerick and Ennis. This gives us an opportunity to leverage the diverse talent pool in the mid-west region as we deliver on our purpose of making a real impact on the management of respiratory disease.
“We are grateful to Enterprise Ireland for their ongoing support, and we look forward to growing our workforce in Ennis and Limerick into the future.
“Our latest investment and expansion plans reflect our pioneering spirit as we continue to embrace new opportunities for Vitalograph and play a significant role in improving patient lives.
“Effective respiratory diagnostics tools underline and enable a proactive approach to healthcare. Through our innovation and dedication, we have become an important catalyst behind the efficacy of the respiratory therapies being developed by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and I would like to acknowledge the contribution our staff have made to our ongoing success.”
Tom Kelly, manager Industrial and Life Sciences Division at Enterprise Ireland said, “The opening of these two new sites in Ennis and Limerick, together with the company’s plans to recruit an additional 200 people, is very welcome news for the Mid-West region.
“Enterprise Ireland is proud to support Vitalograph with its ambitious expansion plans and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the company as it embarks on its new phase of growth.”
Vitalograph develops and manufactures medical diagnostic devices for all levels of the respiratory healthcare sector, and delivers full-service clinical trial solutions to pharmaceutical companies around the world.
Its clinical trial solutions, which have doubled in the last two years, are recognized among the best in the world for drug trials with a respiratory focus, and they hold a unique position as being the only company in the world to offer objective cough monitoring to leading commercial pharmaceutical companies, biotech, and research organizations.
Recruitment for new candidates is already underway. Vitalograph is seeking candidates to fill a range of roles at all levels including data analysis, site support services, software engineering and QA, IT support and more. See vitalograph.ie for more.
Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.