How ProTek managed to stay under the radar

The recent €25m sale of the Sligo-based medical devices firm to a company owned by the billionaire Koch brothers is the culmination of a long, slow journey by its determined founders

31st May, 2015
ProTek's headquarters at Finisklin Business Park, Co Sligo. Picture: James Connolly

Two minutes and 45 seconds in length, the Youtube promotional video for ProTek Medical opens with a view of its box-like headquarters in Finisklin Business Park in Co Sligo. Then it’s inside to its reception area, which is emblazoned with the slogan “Alive with innovation”.

Next come its designers, at work sketching medical device components in pencil before computer-modelling them. After that, it’s on to tooling, production and manufacturing combining robotics with...

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