Two announcements today in relation to Galway jobs are terrific news for the county and the region, coming as they do in the same week as the new €68 million Cúram research centre at NUI Galway, according to Mairead McGuinness, MEP for Galway and Vice-President of the European Parliament.
Medical Device company, Sahajan and Medical Technologies (SMT), is to establish its European headquarters with a state-of-the-art research, development and innovation centre, creating 50 jobs over five years, and the Wood Group will add ten to its workforce when it expands its capabilities in Galway.
SMT is the largest developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive coronary stent systems in India and supplies to around 60 countries in Europe, Asia, MENA and Latin America. The Wood Group provides advanced data analytics to firms involved in the fuel and power generating sectors and already employs over 100 design and software engineers in Galway. Both companies will be based at the Galway Technology Park.
“Today’s announcements come on the back of a swathe of other similar developments in recent years and underpins the quality of the workforce and the location with its excellent education and research facilities,” Ms McGuinness said.
“It also provides yet further evidence of economic growth spreading rapidly into the regional economy.”