Monday 26 August 2019

Medical devices maker Natus grows in Gort, plans to expand work force to 200

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Shawn Pogatchnik

US medical devices manufacturer Natus has unveiled a new distribution centre at its IDA-backed base in Gort, Co Galway, and announced plans to expand its work force there from 125 to 200.

The planned 75 new positions to be filled within three years cover the full range of activities in Gort, including production, quality control, regulation, engineering, customer service, finance and supply chain.

The 22,000-square-foot distribution centre increases the size of Natus’ Gort facilities to more than 66,000 square feet.

“This investment demonstrates strong commitment by the company to its Gort facilities and shows how a global company like Natus can operate and grow successfully from a regional location,” said IDA executive director Mary Buckley. “As such the company is a strong reference seller for us in working to win further foreign direct investment to the regions of Ireland.”

Sean Langan, vice president of global operations for Natus, said the expansion “will increase our manufacturing and distribution footprint significantly in Ireland”.

Chief executive Jonathan Kennedy said Natus’ location within the IDA Industrial Park in Gort “offers an advanced infrastructure, a high-performance culture and top-level talent”.

Natus Medical Inc. is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, and employs 1,800 worldwide. It provides medical devices and services used for screening, treating and monitoring common medical conditions in newborn care, hearing, balance impairment, neurological dysfunction, neurosurgery and sleep disorders.

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