Edwards Lifesciences facility “terrific achievement for Limerick City”

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Senator Kieran O'Donnell
CASTLETROY-based Limerick Senator, Kieran O’Donnell, has welcomed the announcement of 600 new jobs for the area, in what he describes as a “terrific achievement for Limerick City and Castletroy”.

US Company, Edwards Lifesciences, has selected the National Technological Park, Castletroy as the location for its new purpose-built €80 million permanent manufacturing facility which will employ 600 people.  

Senator O’Donnell said, “I am delighted with the fantastic announcement by Global leading US medical heart technology company, Edwards Lifesciences that they have selected the National Technological Park in Castletroy to locate their new purpose built, state of the art manufacturing facility which will employ a very impressive 600 people by 2021.

“As part of the local Community, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Edward Lifesciences management to Castletroy and wish them every success with this very ambitious and exciting investment here. 

“This is a terrific achievement for Limerick City and Castletroy especially with the announcement that construction on the site will begin early in the new year, with the plant to become fully operational by 2021.

“An investment of this magnitude, in terms of both capital and job creation is a serious statement of confidence by Edward Lifesciences in what Brand Limerick has to offer as a strategic business location.

“Indeed I was not surprised that one of the reasons Edward Lifesciences chose to build their permanent manufacturing plant in Castletroy was the wealth of experience and talented workforce
 available here in the medical technology area.

“In Castletroy, we already have a significant cluster of leading medical technology companies. Nearby UL along with LIT and MIC provides top quality graduates.

“Furthermore, the building of this new 170,000 square feet (approx.15,700 square meters) purpose-built state of the art manufacturing facility by Edwards Lifesciences will provide a large and welcome construction jobs boost during the building phase up to 2021.

“I wish to complement the IDA for their work on this project for Limerick.

“Brand Limerick City can stand tall as a premier location for business. This terrific announcement by Edward Lifesciences for Castletroy is a further public endorsement of our strong brand here,” Senator O’Donnell said.

The plant will manufacture delivery components for its transcatheter heart valve therapies. The 600 jobs will be created in roles ranging from leadership opportunities, planning, quality control, assembly, engineering and finance.
Edwards Lifesciences plans to build this new 170,000 square feet (approx.15,700 square meters) state of the art purpose-built manufacturing facility on a brownfield site in the National Technological Park, Castletroy by 2021.

Over 60 people are expected to be employed at Edwards Lifesciences’ initial site in the Shannon Free Zone, which opened last August.  

People can find out about Job opportunities at the interim location in Shannon and permanent location at Castletroy by checking out and submitting applications at www.edwards.com/irelandjobs.