Investment to create 80 new jobs

Ringaskiddy, Cork, 17th June 2015 – Minister Simon Coveney today officially opened a new €53.2 million 320,000 square foot state-of-the-art plant expansion for DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, a global leader in orthopaedic and neurological solutions, that is expected to bring an additional 80 new jobs to the estimated 800 positions already at the site in Cork, Ireland.

The jobs are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

In addition, the new state-of-the-art facility will feature a Medical Device Test Methods Center of Excellence laboratory to advance quality testing methods across the Johnson & Johnson family of medical device companies while also creating potential expansion opportunities for other J&J companies. Johnson & Johnson is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical devices, with 2014 medical device sales of $27.5 billion.

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