Covidien opens new European hub in Dublin
It has been announced that Covidien, a leading global supplier of healthcare products, has officially opened its Cherrywood European services centre in Dublin, creating 200 jobs since 2009.
The company also announced that it will be putting an initial €1.8m investment into a medical technologies research and development project which will involve three Irish academic institutions.
Full details of the project will be announced later in the year, it said.
Prior to the investment in Cherrywood, each country operation of Covidien in Europe was responding to customer questions, product orders, inquiries and returns separately and independently.
Now it says the activity is centralised in the Cherrywood centre, which is directly responsible for 16 countries and supports 58 countries indirectly.
The employees in Cherrywood handle 6,500 contacts daily with over 50,000 products ordered each day. Recruitment for positions at the site is nearing completion.
At the opening today, the Taoiseach said, “This new European services centre and today’s announcement of new investment in collaborative research and development is very much in keeping with the Government’s policy to build a Smart Economy and to position Ireland as a global innovation hub.”