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GW Plastics announces 200 jobs for Sligo

Written by Robert McHugh, on 22nd Feb 2019. Posted in Ireland

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An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar announced today that GW Plastics is expanding its advanced manufacturing operations in Sligo, creating over 200 new jobs.

GW Plastics provides full-service contract manufacturing capabilities with a focus on surgical components, diagnostic devices, and drug delivery systems. GW Plastics plans to invest €5.7M to grow their product development, thermoplastic and silicone injection moulding, and contract assembly capabilities in Europe. 

The company plans to expand its moulding operations into a scalable 23,000 square foot site in IDA’s Business and Technology Park in Finisklin, Sligo. This expansion will allow for the creation of over 200 new jobs in the areas of production, quality, regulatory, and engineering.

The expansion in Ireland will complement and enhance GW Plastics’ precision mould-building and advanced injection moulding and contract manufacturing capabilities in the United States, Mexico, and China.

Making the announcement today, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said, "The creation of 200 new jobs by GW Plastics is great news for the company, its staff and prospective employees and is further evidence that Sligo is a great place in which to invest, work and live."

GW Plastics President and CEO, Brenan Riehl added, "Avenue has brought to GW Plastics a highly-skilled manufacturing workforce, an award-winning mould-building company, and a growing medical device contract manufacturing business that has been successfully serving Ireland and the broader European market for over 30 years. GW Plastics is delighted to build on Avenue’s success as Ireland’s premier mouldmaker with this expansion of advanced injection moulding, and look forward to better serving our customers on a global basis."

Source: www.businessworld.ie

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