16 September 2014

Galway to gain 200 jobs in software and medical devices

09:27, Post Reporter

US medical device manufacturer Merit Medical has announced more than 150 new jobs at its operation in Galway this morning.

The company currently employs 379 people at its facility in Parkmore and a new €20 million facility will be opened today. The IDA-backed jobs are expected to be in Research and Development, operations support and manufacturing, with over a third of them graduate positions.

Meanwhile, Galway based software firm Copperfasten has said it will create 37 new jobs.

The expansion at the internet security solutions company is based on new investment of €500,000 by Oyster Technology Investments and Enterprise Ireland, the company said. The investment will help fund a significant export-led growth plan that is forecast to more than treble sales over the next 3 years, it said.

The company said that previous significant investment in R&D by the firm, part-funded by Enterprise Ireland, was used to develop WebTitan, its web security gateway appliance. It currently employs 15 people in Salthill, Galway and was established in 2000 by former staff of DEC Galway.

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