Stryker, one of the world's leading medical technology companies, celebrated its 20th year in Ireland in 2018.
Stryker’s Ireland presence now includes six manufacturing facilities in Belfast, Limerick and Cork, including a state-of-the-art additive manufacturing facility, as well as a global Innovation & Research & Development Centre. Over 3,000 people are employed across the seven sites.
The company’s growth is based on a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes through the dedication of more than 33,000 employees globally.
Stryker’s 20 years of growth in Ireland mirrors the growth of the organisation worldwide. What started in 1998 as two green field sites with a small number of employees in Carrigtwohill, Cork, has grown significantly through organic growth and acquisitions. Today, a wide and diverse range of Stryker’s products are manufactured in Ireland.
In 2019, Stryker announced a €200 million investment in R&D and innovation at three of its five facilities in Cork. It also has a site in Limerick, focused on joint replacement. All told, the company’s six operations in Ireland employ close to 3,500 people. As well as joint replacement and surgical technology, Stryker’s Irish operations also work in the areas of endoscopy, spine, CMF and neurovascular illnesses.
Innovation, game changing technology and the opportunity to positively impact peoples’ lives are some of the reasons people love working with Stryker in Ireland