Tuesday 16 July 2019

Natus expansion in Gort to bring 75 new jobs

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. Stock photo
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. Stock photo

Shawn Pogatchnik

US medical devices manufacturer Natus yesterday unveiled a new distribution centre at its IDA-supported operations in Gort, Co Galway, and announced plans to expand its workforce 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.

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The 22,000 sq ft distribution centre increases the size of Natus's Gort complex to more than 66,000 sq ft.

"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.

Chief executive Jonathan Kennedy said Natus's 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 people worldwide. Its devices and services screen, treat and monitor common medical conditions in newborn care, hearing, balance impairment, neurological dysfunction, neurosurgery and sleep disorders.

Minister of State Sean Canney, who attended as chairman of the Atlantic Economic Corridor Taskforce, said Natus was delivering "substantial added benefit to the local economy".

Irish Independent

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