Leading international medical device outsource (MDO) manufacturer Integer has announced that it has contracted Stewart Construction to build a new €30m innovation and manufacturing facility in Galway to further increase its presence and capabilities in the region.
This contract is for the build and fit-out of the new two-storey facility on a greenfield site at IDA Business and Technology Park, Parkmore East, Galway. Stewart Construction has been instrumental in the development of the IDA Business and Technology Park over the past 25-plus years and has delivered five blocks, with a total area of 15,721 sq metres, since 2006.
Integer’s presence in Ireland also spans more than 25 years. Throughout that period, Integer has consistently invested in its infrastructure, technology and associates. The new facility is required to meet increased demand for regional research, development and manufacturing capabilities as well as capacity for catheters and delivery systems. It will significantly increase Integer’s presence and capabilities in Galway.
Commenting on the announcement, Rachael Stewart, Director, Stewart Construction, said, “We welcome this further investment in Galway by Integer, and we are delighted to be entrusted to deliver this important facility for the region. Our role in this project is a direct result of our experiences in the medtech space. Our team is amongst the best at what we do. By understanding the needs of this specialised sector, we can ensure quality, value and cost certainty.”
Speaking about the company’s latest expansion plans, Payman Khales, President, Cardio and Vascular Business, Integer, shared, “This expansion further demonstrates Integer’s commitment to supporting our customers’ growth strategies. The new Galway facility will allow us to continue our investments in research and development in this important medical device hub.”
The initial phase of the project includes the construction of a 67,000-sq-foot facility on land purchased from IDA Ireland. Construction commenced in November, with Phase 1 completion due in 2024.
Founded in Galway in 1902 by James Stewart, Stewart Construction has a track record of delivering public buildings and commercial blocks. The team has particular expertise in the delivery of cutting-