It was announced last week that Boston Scientific Galway has officially opened a new facility at its Ballybrit site. The expansion facilitates increased capacity to support global product demand and also includes an Equipment Technology Centre.
The new facility is at the site of the former Digital building and the company is investing €60m in this phase of development, with over 250 people expected to be based in the new facility by the end of 2019.
Boston Scientific Galway has a workforce of over 3,700 people covering all aspects of product design & manufacturing exporting more than four million life saving medical devices each year.
Chairman and CEO of Boston Scientific, Mike Mahoney, officially opened the new facility and at a special town hall meeting attended by almost 800 employees, he acknowledged the importance of the Galway site to the company by saying, "The opening of this new facility reflects our ongoing commitment to Galway and Ireland. Our highly skilled workforce has made a significant contribution to the development of many innovative medical solutions, with our Galway site playing a key role in products in areas such as Interventional Cardiology, Endoscopy and Peripheral Interventions."