Capacity for 600 additional jobs at new Stryker facility

The impressive Stryker facility in Cork.

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, celebrated the official opening of the high-tech facility at Anngrove on Wednesday with a visit from Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD, the IDA and other local guests.

The new 156,000-square-foot development creates capacity for 600 high-tech jobs in the future and will help further Stryker’s leadership in additive manufacturing.

A global leader in the application of additive manufacturing technologies, also known as 3D printing, to healthcare innovation, particularly for the manufacture of specialised medical devices, Stryker (NYSE: SYK) has made significant investments in Anngrove to establish itself as a world leader in this technology, and will continue to invest for growth.

The company manufactures products to treat bone-related conditions across knees, hips, shoulder, ankle, craniomaxillofacial and spine, as well as patient-specific solutions for people with significant disease progression often with no alternative.


Welcoming the news, Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD said: “I am delighted to be at the opening of Stryker’s newly expanded Anngrove facility, a very welcome development for Cork and the South West region. The opening and announcement of the capacity for new jobs is testament to the capability, dedication and vision of the Stryker team, and of the growth and success of Stryker here.

“Government will work to ensure Ireland continues to be an attractive location for the med-tech sector, and business in general, supported by our highly-skilled and talented workforce.”

In addition to housing Stryker’s manufacturing facilities, Anngrove is also the worldwide headquarters of the AMagine Institute, which is the center of excellence for additive manufacturing across Stryker. The institute develops breakthrough technologies, from early research and development to full commercial launch and scaling, and deploys these new technologies across its full portfolio of products and services.

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East, James O’Connor, has welcomed the major business investment for the local area.

“This announcement will have a positive impact on the local economy and sends out a resounding message that Cork is an excellent place for businesses to base themselves and expand and grow successfully into the future. It also shows the quality of skilled workers we have right here in the region,” Deputy O’Connor commented.

“This investment confirms Stryker’s commitment to Carrigtwohill and the region.”

Stryker’s Irish presence includes more than 4,000 people across eight facilities in Belfast, Limerick and Cork.