Stryker boss calls Ireland ‘an engine for growth’ following recent $300m expansion

On a visit to open a state-of-the-art 3D printing facility at its Cork plant, Kevin Lobo says the US medtech giant is eyeing further investment plans for Ireland

Kevin Lobo, chairman and chief executive, Stryker, at the new Anngrove 3D printing facility in Carrigtwohill, Cork: the new plant has room for 600 additional workers. Picture: Michael O’Sullivan

Kevin Lobo arrived in Ireland last week to cut the ribbon on the 156,000 square foot building which Stryker, the company he leads, had just opened at its Anngrove 3D printing facility in Carrigtwohill in Cork.

Lobo, the company’s chairman and chief executive, didn’t make the journey across the Atlantic alone, but was accompanied by the entire Stryker board.

“We have other facilities nearby that make a lot of other products, and that’s one of the reasons I brought the board here: they’re going to see the 3D printing centre of excellence and the instruments division’s innovation centre, but also some of the manufacturing facilities,” Lobo told the Business Post.