Arrotek News

Donating Christmas Gifts to Nazareth House

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
The Arrotek team again this year got involved with the Nazareth House appeal. We received gift tags from Nazareth House containing the names of current residents. These are residents who have had minimal contact with loved ones throughout 2020 because of the impact of the pandemic. Nazareth House provides a range of different care services to people in the community. This includes long-term care, respite care, and convalescence care, as well as end of life and palliative care. Members of the Arrotek team took individual tags to buy gifts, using a gift idea list from Nazareth House as a guide....

Supporting the Irish Kidney Association this Christmas

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Charities always need support, but they need it even more so in 2020. That's why we at Arrotek were determined to keep up our annual tradition of supporting local causes in a spirit of Christmas giving. The company has again this year donated to the Irish Kidney Association. It does vital work supporting patients affected by end-stage kidney disease, as well as their families. It is a disease that can affect anyone, and the impact can be significant. Supporting organisations like the Irish Kidney Association is more important than ever as 2020 comes to an end, given their fundraising efforts...

Members of the Arrotek Team Raise Over €1,300 in the Annual Movember Fundraiser

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Members of the Arrotek team grew some debonair-esque facial hair as part of the annual Mo Bro part of the Movember challenge, raising over €1,300 in the process. Other members of the team also took part in the Mo Bro & Mo Sista's challenge this year, where they walked or ran over 60km during the month of November. The money raised during the Movember campaign goes to groups working on men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Well done to everyone involved!

Workplace Wellbeing Workshop Held at Arrotek

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
As part of the Employee Wellbeing Programme, and to coincide with World Mental Health Day last Saturday, Arrotek has organised a Workplace Wellbeing Workshop for employees. The focus of the workshop is to create awareness of how easy it is to fall into anxiety and negative thought patterns, particularly as COVID-19 continues to impact every part of work and life. The workshop also outlines positive coping strategies for building emotional wellbeing. Some of the areas covered include nurturing quality connections, dealing with unpredictability, and growing self-confidence.

Come See Us at Virtual Careers’ Fairs Taking Place this October

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Careers’ fairs and events are important dates on the calendar for students, universities, sectors like engineering, and industries like MedTech. Events this year are going to be very different, though, due to the current restrictions, with most careers’ fairs going virtual. Arrotek will be at two of these redesigned virtual events in October, and we can't wait. The first is the Graduate Jobs Fair 2020 at NUI Galway on 12 October. While we can't meet you in person, you can visit us at our virtual stand and chat to members of the Arrotek team. The second is a virtual trade...

Members of the Arrotek Team Enjoy Team Building Zip Lining Event

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Some of the Arrotek team headed to Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle, Country Roscommon recently to enjoy zip lining as part of a team-building event. The event was run by Zipit, who have built 1.6km of treetop zip lining activities in this stunning forest. This includes over 909 metres of zip lines and 92 activities between platforms high up in the trees. Team building events are just one of the things that used to be considered normal but are now radically different because of the battle against COVID-19 and the social distancing rules that are in effect. The Zipit team has excellent COVID-19 measures in...

Arrotek’s Jake O’Regan Wins the Grant Thornton Virtual GT5K Challenge

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
The COVID-19 emergency has meant adapting to changes in multiple areas of life, and running races are no exception. They have gone virtual, and in one recent event, Arrotek's Jake O'Regan came out on top, helping to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland in the process. The event was the Grant Thornton Virtual GT5K Challenge, organised by Athletics Ireland. It took place on the weekend of 14-16 August. Those taking part had to run their best 5k over the weekend, submitting their time via an app on their phone or their GPS watch to see where they finished...

Thanking Staff for Their Support and Hard Work During the COVID-19 Lockdown

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
As with many other companies, the past six months presented new challenges for Arrotek. With the threat of COVID-19 came a responsibility to help protect the health of our staff while also contributing to the national effort to slow the spread of infection. We had to do this while continuing to serve our customers and maintaining our business. Our ability to achieve these goals was in large part down to the backing of our staff. We found new ways to work together, often remotely, balancing the needs of the business with the health and welfare of each member of our...

Opening of a New Cleanroom in Our Sligo Medical Device Manufacturing Facility

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Investing to deliver for our customers today and into the future has been central to the Arrotek approach from the very beginning. Our latest investment will soon go into full operation – a new cleanroom at our medical device design and manufacturing facility in Sligo. We moved to this new facility in 2019 to provide us with additional production capacity. It is a purpose-built facility that already includes two cleanrooms: A Class 7 (10,000) cleanroom which we use for assembly and packaging activities A Class 8 (100,000) cleanroom that we use for moulding operations This new investment has added a...