Depuy Synthes – Ringaskiddy, Cork
Established: DePuy Synthes established its manufacturing facility in Ringaskiddy, Cork in 1997 where it manufactures orthopaedic knees and hips. The company has since expanded to include a Global Supply Chain Operation in 2002 and in 2008 DePuy established an Innovation Centre which was created to develop next generation orthopaedic products and processes for a global market.
Investment in Depuy: In 2015 the Cork site carried out a €53.2 million expansion to open a new 320,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility (Building 2) similar in size to the existing facility (Building 1). This building primarily provides additional manufacturing capacity but also features a Medical Device Test Methods Center of Excellence laboratory to advance quality testing methods across the J&J family of medical device companies, while also creating potential expansion opportunities for other J&J companies. Building 2 also houses Depuy’s new 3D Printing Innovation Centre. In 2019 the company announced an ambitious five-year, €36m expansion plan in Cork which would involve up to 300 new jobs in Depuy and the expansion of its research and development capability in Cork, future-proofing the Ringaskiddy facility in a fast changing sector.
Jobs in Depuy Cork: The site employs 1,500 professionals across a number of disciplines including manufacturing, engineering, R&D, and supply chain roles (2021).