Contract manufacturer GW Plastics to create 200 jobs in Sligo

New jobs will be in production, quality, regulations and engineering

The company intends to expand its moulding operations into a 23,000 square foot site in IDA’s Business and Technology Park in Finisklin

The company intends to expand its moulding operations into a 23,000 square foot site in IDA’s Business and Technology Park in Finisklin

 

US company GW Plastics is to create 200 new jobs in Sligo, the group confirmed on Friday.

It said the new jobs will be in a number of areas including production, quality, regulations and engineering.

Founded in 1955 in Vermont, GW is a healthcare injection moulding and contract manufacturing company that focuses on surgical components, diagnostic devices, and drug delivery systems.

The company, which established its first European location with the purchase of Sligo-based Avenue Mould Solutions in 2017, said it is growing the operation there in response to increased demand for its medical device and drug delivery business.

GW Plastics plans to invest €5.7 million to grow its product development, thermoplastic and silicone injection moulding, and contract assembly capabilities in Europe.

The company intends to expand its moulding operations into a 23,000 square foot site in IDA’s Business and Technology Park in Finisklin, it said.

“Avenue has brought to GW Plastics a highly-skilled manufacturing workforce, an award-winning mould-building company, and a growing medical device contract manufacturing business that has been successfully serving Ireland and the broader European market for over 30 years,” said Brenan Riehl, GW Plastics president and chief executive.

“GW Plastics is delighted to build on Avenue’s success as Ireland’s premier mouldmaker with this expansion of advanced injection moulding, and look forward to better serving our customers on a global basis,” he added.