08/07/2014

HeartSine Technologies To Create 40 Jobs

HeartSine Technologies is to create 40 new jobs in Belfast, it has been announced.

The company manufactures life-saving defibrillators which are sold in more than 70 countries.

Revealing the investment, Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the new jobs – 15 of which have already been filled – will contribute an additional £1.3m a year in salaries to Northern Ireland's economy.

Invest NI has offered the firm £360,000 of support towards the creation of the new jobs. The roles will be in senior management, sales, manufacturing, new product development, R&D, and quality and customer support roles.

Minister Foster said: "HeartSine Technologies has harnessed its innovative cardiac defibrillation technology to establish a successful export focused business.

"This investment, supported by Invest NI, forms part of HeartSine's strategy to further enhance its competitive position and increase export sales. The 40 new jobs, will contribute around £1.3m a year in salaries to the economy.

"Life Sciences is one of Northern Ireland's fastest developing business sectors and it is encouraging to see companies such as HeartSine investing in growing its operations here."

Declan O'Mahoney, CEO of HeartSine Technologies, added: "Our objective is to strengthen our workforce in Belfast so that we can double sales of our existing product portfolio in our target markets over the next three years.

"Invest NI's support has been crucial in enabling us to recruit the staff needed to develop our export strategy. Our newly expanded offices will provide much needed extra production space to ensure the output keeps up with customer demand."

(JP/CD)

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