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The official opening of Stryker’s expanded facility at Anngrove, Carrigtwohill which will see capacity enlarged for the creation of up to 600 new jobs is very welcome news for East Cork, according to local Fine Gael TD David Stanton.

Stryker is a global leader in healthcare manufacturing with the Anngrove facility in Carrigtwohill housing the company’s worldwide centre for manufacturing excellence, the AMagine Institute. The opening of a new 156,000 square foot development at Carrigtwohill will see Stryker’s 3D production facility further expanded to accommodate increased production and the hiring of additional staff.

Speaking after the expansion was announced, David Stanton said: “Today’s announcement is an incredible boost for the town of Carrigtwohill and a vote of confidence in the wider East Cork area. This expansion of the state-of-the-art facilities at Anngrove could ultimately see the creation of an additional 600 jobs, attracting prospective employees to the possibility of both working and living locally.

“East Cork continues to see progress with respect to the development of housing and the rail network link to Cork city while the area’s proximity to excellent educational institutions such as UCC and MTU and transport avenues such as the Port of Cork and Cork Airport, make it very attractive for potential investment. The creation of significant local employment opportunities such as those by Stryker, is further proof of this. 

“Stryker has long been a strong local employer and I am certain that this reputation will be further enhanced following the latest expansion of its Carrigtwohill facility”, concluded Deputy Stanton.