*Vitalograph CEO, Frank Keane.
200 NEW JOBS are to be created following confirmation of Vitalograph’s plans for a €10m expansion.
Based in Ennis since 1974, Vitalograph have said its clinical trial solutions have doubled in the last two years which has prompted the decision to open new sites at Engine Innovate Building, Limerick and the Clare Technology Park, Ennis. The firm is a global leader in respiratory diagnostics and delivers clinical trials to pharmaceutical companies worldwide.
Currently manufacturing out of the Gort Rd Business Park, the existing plant is to undergo an investment to bring the production of its consumables from Asia to Ireland to achieve efficiencies of scale, increase the stability in their supply line and reduce the overall carbon footprint of these essential medical accessories.
Recruitment for the roles is underway and they will be in the areas of data analysis, site support services, software engineering and IT support.
CEO at Vitalograph, Frank Keane stated that the investment and expansion plans “reflects 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”.
He added, “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”.
Speaking at the announcement on Monday morning, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan (FG) commented, “It’s great to see Vitalograph, having established a base in Ennis in 1974, continuing to grow and develop its operations and expand its mandate, creating more than 200 new jobs in the next two years.”