14/01/2020

£8m Armstrong Medical Investment To Create 24 Jobs

A medical supplies manufacturer based in Coleraine is set to create 24 new jobs with an £8 million investment.

Armstrong Medical specialises in respiratory products for use in hospitals and health care settings and plans to expand its Co L'Derry base with new machinery and a 26,000 sq.ft. warehouse.

The family-owned business currently exports its products to over 60 countries and hopes the new space will accommodate the increase in demand.

Invest NI offered £800,000 towards the expansion and creation of the job roles, half of which are already filled. The firm employs a total of 154 people in the area.
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Executive Chair of Armstrong Medical John Armstrong said: "Our investment in new machinery, premises and people will enable us to double our output and meet customer demand. With an increased production area, an enlarged warehouse and more office space we will be able to introduce new products, and have the ability to scale up operations on existing products.

"Our business continues to grow – in 2018 we secured an important contract with GE Healthcare. This expansion gives us much more capacity and potential to meet these growth ambitions, and with Invest NI's support, we are able to do this more quickly than if we were doing it on our own."

Kevin Holland, CEO of Invest Northern Ireland said the boost in capacity for the growing company is an exciting step for the North West.

"The company already has a strong export business and is committed to growing this further," Mr Holland said.

"The company is involved in our Scaling Programme and we have been working very closely with John, Dawn and the rest of the team in Northern Ireland and overseas to support their ambitious growth plans for the business. This increase in the company's production levels will significantly enhance its competitiveness and ability to innovate."



(JG/CM)

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