Press Release 01 Jul 2019
Official opening of Natus' new distribution centre
Official opening of Natus' new distribution centre

July 1st 2019 - Gort, Co. Galway - Natus Medical Incorporated announced today the expansion of operations in Gort, County Galway with an official opening of a new Distribution Centre Located in the IDA Business Park.

The new Distribution Centre is a custom-built 22,000 square foot facility that expands the existing Natus facility in Gort to over 66,000 square feet.

Along with a multi-million dollar investment in the development of the new facility in Gort, the company expects, as previously announced, to hire an initial 25 employees to support the facility expansion in the coming months, with further plans to increase the current workforce from 125 to 200 employees within 3 years. The new roles will support all areas of the business, from production, quality, regulatory, manufacturing, engineering, customer service, finance and supply chain.

Sean Langan, Vice President of Global Operations for Natus commented, “The opening of this new Distribution Centre marks an important milestone for the Gort, Ireland facility. This expansion is a significant vote of confidence in the local team, which will increase our manufacturing and distribution footprint significantly in Ireland.  The excellent performance of the site and the high calibre of our staff in Gort, together with the support of IDA Ireland, has resulted in our ability to create this growth opportunity.”


Jonathan Kennedy, CEO of Natus Medical Incorporated commented, “Our Gort facility is an essential part of the Natus global manufacturing and distribution network, and this expansion will allow us to grow in a location that offers an advanced infrastructure, a high-performance culture and top-level talent. Natus brands have been setting the standard for patient care for over eighty years and we look forward to supporting our customers’ evolving needs with our expanded presence in Ireland.”  

Minister of State for Natural Resources, Community Affairs & Digital Development, Sean Canney TD, who attended today’s official opening, said: “As Chairman of the Atlantic Economic Corridor Taskforce I am delighted to see additional employment opportunities being created in regional towns like Gort.Natus Medical is already a substantial employer in Gort and the wider Galway area. This expansion, adding a significant number of extra jobs in the coming years, will be of substantial added benefit to the local economy. The contribution made by Sean and his team to the company’s development in Gort is to be commended and I wish them every success in the future.”
 
IDA Ireland Executive Director, Mary Buckley congratulated the company, saying: “It’s great to see the progress made by Natus Medical leading to the opening of this modern new distribution centre. This investment demonstrates strong commitment by the company to its Gort facilities and shows how a global company like Natus can operate and grow successfully from a regional location.  As such the company is a strong reference seller for us in working to win further Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the regions of Ireland which is a key focus for IDA Ireland.  I wish Sean and his team continued success.
  

About the company

Natus is a leading provider of medical devices and services used for the screening, treatment and monitoring of common medical conditions in newborn care, hearing, balance impairment, neurological dysfunction, neurosurgery and sleep disorders.  Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Natus has a global workforce of 1,800 employees.
 
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087 4112084 ellen.lynch@ida.ie

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