Arrotek Medical Ltd

Press Release: Sligo-Based Medical Device Specialist Arrotek Doubles Its Cleanroom Production Facilities

by Arrotek Medical Ltd

Press Release

1 August 2019

Arrotek, the Sligo-based medical device specialist, has completed its move to a new purpose-built facility that includes significantly expanded cleanroom production capacity.

Arrotek specialises in bridging the gap between an idea or concept for a new medical device and bringing that medical device to market. Its expertise includes designing, developing, and manufacturing medical device products, and its clients include medical professionals, entrepreneurs, and MedTech companies from around the world.

The company was bought by Galt Medical in May 2019. Galt Medical is the US-based medical device company that is part of the Theragenics Corporation.

Arrotek’s new, purpose-built design and production facility is in Finisklin IDA Park in Sligo. This location is known as being the heart of the life sciences industry in the North West of Ireland.

Work on the new 50,000 sq. ft. building began towards the end of 2018, with the Arrotek team moving in ahead of schedule in the middle of July. The move is now complete, and the new building is fully operational.

Arrotek has doubled its cleanroom capacity at its new location, enhancing the level of service it offers to customers. The new cleanroom facilities include a dedicated Class 7 (10,000) room for assembly and packaging activities and a dedicated Class 8 (100,000) room for all moulding.

Sligo-Based Medical Device Specialist Arrotek Doubles Its Cleanroom Production Facilities

Cleanroom facilities at Arrotek

Ger O’Carroll, co-founder and Co-Managing Director of Arrotek, said: “The move to our new location went smoothly and we are delighted to announce that our new production cleanrooms have passed all in-use operational qualifications and are now fully up and running.

“This increased production capacity and dedicated cleanroom facilities are a significant step forward in our development at Arrotek. The new facilities will enable us to further expand and improve the service we offer to our customers and allow us to continue designing, developing, and manufacturing medical devices that improve health outcomes and quality of life for patients all over the world.

“Being in this location in Sligo is important to us too. The medical device industry has expanded considerably in this region since we launched Arrotek back in 2005, and it continues to grow. Ireland’s North West, with Sligo at its heart, is an important part of Ireland’s medical device sector.

“We look forward to welcoming our current and new customers to visit and tour our new facilities to see how we can help them meet their future production needs.”

Moving premises

by Arrotek Medical Ltd

We would like to remind everyone that Arrotek will be moving premises next week! Our new purpose-built facility in Finisklin is looking great and we can’t wait to get moving.

Please note that due to the move, our phone and internet lines may be down between Wednesday the 26th June to Wednesday 3rd July.

As of now our phone number will remain +353 (0)71 91 15111 and our new address is:

Arrotek Medical Ltd

Finisklin Business Park

Finisklin

Co. Sligo

Ireland

F91 RR99

GALT ACQUIRES ARROTEK MEDICAL

by Arrotek Medical Ltd

GALT ACQUIRES ARROTEK MEDICAL

Combination of Arrotek’s Product Development with Galt’s Manufacturing Capabilities will Benefit Customers and Provide Access to New Segments of the Interventional Market

GARLAND, TX – May 20, 2019 – Galt Medical, a subsidiary of Theragenics Corporation® and a global supplier of access and procedure products for a range of interventional and endovascular procedures, today announced it has acquired Arrotek Medical Limited. Arrotek, located in Sligo, Ireland, develops and designs minimally invasive medical devices supporting a range of catheter-based, interventional applications. Arrotek’s capabilities include concept, design, product development, regulatory approval, and certain manufacturing services. Mark Pugh and Ger O’Carroll, co-founders of Arrotek, will remain with Arrotek in Sligo as co-Managing Directors.

Frank Attardo, President of Galt Medical commented, “The capabilities of Arrotek and Galt are highly complementary to each other. Arrotek’s product development capabilities, combined with Galt’s manufacturing and processing capabilities, will allow the combined company to better serve existing customers and address and serve a wider segment of the interventional market.”

Mark Pugh and Ger O’Carroll commented, “Galt provides Arrotek with access to markets, capabilities and expertise previously unavailable to us. The combination with Galt will benefit existing customers of both companies, as well as provide Arrotek with opportunities to serve new segments of the market in Europe, North America and other global markets. Becoming part of the larger Theragenics organization also provides the resources to accelerate our growth and continue to expand.”

IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

by Arrotek Medical Ltd

We are delighted to announce that Arrotek have won the Best Small/Medium Manufacturing Company of the Year award at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards!

The award ceremony took place last night at Citywest Hotel and we’re so proud of our team’s immense efforts and happy that this has been recognised by Irish Manufacturing Research.

IMR Supply Chain and Manufacturing Awards

by Arrotek Medical Ltd

Thank you to Irish Manufacturing Research for shortlisting us for Manufacturing Team of the Year and Small/Medium/Large Manufacturing Company! We’re absolutely delighted to be part of Ireland’s inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards.

We owe these nominations to the hard work of our expert team and the continuous quality service we have provided over the past 12 months. Congratulations to all nominees and fingers crossed for January!

https://www.awards.manufacturingevent.com/finalists/

Medica 2018

by Arrotek Medical Ltd

Thank you to all who participated this year at MEDICA. It was a fantastic experience to be part of the world’s largest medical trade fair and the show was a great success.

A special thanks to Enterprise Ireland​ for doing such a good job creating the Irish Pavilion, and to Minister Pat Breen and Ambassador Collins, who honoured us with a visit during the week. We were delighted to be representing the #irishadvantage

Medtech Rising 2018: The Irish Medtech Awards

by Arrotek Medical Ltd

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Arrotek Medical has been selected as one of the finalists in ‘Medtech Rising: The Irish Medtech Awards 2018’.
The ‘Medtech Rising’ awards are organised by the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector, with Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

Arrotek Medical is one of only three companies shortlisted in the Medtech Partner/Supplier of the Year award. We believe our nomination is due to our proven track record of serving the leading medical device companies in the world, bringing their visions and ideas to life.

Since setting up in 2005, we have grown from a small premises in Strandhill with a handful of clients to a company with 30 employees and between 30 and 40 clients at any one time.

This nomination fits in with our long-term vision which is for continued, sustainable growth – keep tuned in for some exciting news on that front in the not-to-distant future!

Nominations like this one from the Irish Medtech Association validates the standard of services we are providing and the expert work being carried out by our dedicated employees.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on December 6 in Cork which we will be excited to attend. We are also looking forward to meeting our fellow nominees in the Medtech Partner/Supplier of the Year category – Design Partners and Sanmina Ireland.