Harmac Medical Products (Harmac) has announced a major investment in its facility at Castlerea, as it accelerates the manufacturing of surgical masks and non-invasive ventilation products, creating 60 new roles.
This expansion will allow Harmac to manufacture substantial volumes of surgical masks for its Multinational client, which has international and domestic customers. Harmac will also ramp up its manufacturing of non-invasive ventilation devices for Intersurgical Respiratory Systems, for which it produces its StarMed respiratory hoods, increasing its output to meet unprecedented rising global demand.
Harmac employs over 300 people in Castlerea, making it among Roscommon’s largest employers. The company is seeking employees in the areas of engineering, quality and manufacturing.
Welcoming the news, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar said, "This is great news from one of Roscommon’s biggest employers. These 60 new jobs, will greatly accelerate the company’s response to the pandemic, significantly increasing production of masks and ventilation products. I wish you the very best of luck with this expansion, which will help save lives across the world, and I thank Harmac for their continued commitment to Ireland."
Harmac-Ireland's Managing Director, Mick McEnroe added, "Harmac’s Castlerea campus has class-leading capabilities, allowing us to collaborate with customers from a design, engineering, tooling and manufacturing standpoint to ensure that projects are brought online as aggressively as possible. It’s a major differentiator between us and our competitors, and it’s very inspiring to be able to help customers under these circumstances."