Stryker, a leading medical technology firm, crowned Cork Company of the Year
By The Headlines, February 6, 2023 | 08:52 PM
Stryker, the US multinational medical technology giant, was named Cork Company of the Year, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the business world.
At the annual Cork Chamber business group dinner, the announcement was made.
The event was hosted at Cork City Hall.
Stryker first set up a shop in Cork back in 1998 with only 20 employees but has since grown to around 4,000 staff across 6 different locations.
Stryker has made Cork it's manufacturing, supply chain and R&D hub. It also runs facilities in Limerick and Belfast.
In August 2020, Micheál Martin, who was the Taoiseach at the time, inaugurated a 14500-square-metre manufacturing facility in Anngrove in Carrigtwohill, located east of Cork City.
Stryker has made an investment of $300 million into the facility, expecting to create 600 more job opportunities.
Ronan Murray, President of Cork Chamber, proudly presented Stryker with the International and Company of the Year award. He acclaimed that Stryker had immensely contributed to the regional economy's growth.
Mr Murray emphatically stated that Stryker's Cork campus plays a crucial role in their delivery of ground-breaking products & services which affect more than 100 million people all over the world annually.
According to Dr Bernard O'Connor, the Vice President at Stryker, their success in Cork is attributed to the abundant talent pool and their dedication to continuous education.
According to Dr O'Connor, our ability to thrive is only achievable because of the backing from our community. We are intrinsically linked and depend on its support for any success.
This accolade is humbly dedicated to all those who have been part of Stryker's journey in Ireland.
LegitFit was chosen as the Emerging Cork Company of the Year, M& P O'Sullivan earned the SME Cork Company of the Year accolade and Amarenco was acclaimed as the Large Cork Company of the Year.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the awards ceremony.