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.
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.”