Press Release 17 Dec 2014

Cranston (Dec 9th 2014) - Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, a leading provider of custom thermoformed packaging to the Medical Device and Pharmaceutical markets, today announced the expansion of its workforce at its Irish operation.  The announcement, which follows on steady growth at the Galway operation, sees an increase of 10 employees to the permanent headcount.   Development of new products and services at the Galway facility over the last 5, years have seen an increase to its headcount from 62 to 86 people. 

Nelipak established a presence in Ireland in 1995 with the acquisition of Plasmedics, an Irish owned medical packaging provider.  Its Galway operation provides cleanroom thermoformed packaging to leading blue chip medical device manufacturers.  The US headquartered company, based in Cranston, Rhode Island, is a global leader in the design, development and production of high end cleanroom manufactured packaging solutions.  During a recent visit to the facility, Mike Kelly, Nelipak CEO welcoming the announcement spoke of the importance of the Galway operation in meeting the needs of the Medical Device cluster in Ireland which is home to many of the world’s leading Medical Device Technology companies.  
 
Welcoming the news, IDA’s Head of Regional Business Development Breda O’Toole said: “Growth of this kind in well established companies in regions is an important focus for IDA and it is great to see Nelipak develop new products and services which will help consolidate its position as a leading provider in the field.”
 
IDA’s Manager for the West Region, Catherina Blewitt agreed: “This announcement is testament to Nelipak’s tremendous efforts in developing its Galway operation to the highest standard to allow it deliver world class manufacturing of superior quality products in a competitive market. I wish the company continued success.”

This announcement is testament to Nelipak’s tremendous efforts in developing its Galway operation to the highest standard to allow it deliver world class manufacturing of superior quality products in a competitive market. I wish the company continued success.

IDA’s Manager for the West Region, Catherina Blewitt

About Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging
With facilities in Cranston, RI; Venray, the Netherlands; Galway, Ireland; and San Jose, Costa Rica, Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging designs, develops and manufactures custom thermoformed packaging products that provide superior protection for medical devices and pharmaceuticals.  The company offers medical trays and blisters, surgical procedure trays, pharmaceutical handling trays, custom built sealing machines and other value added services.  Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging customers consist of some of the largest and most reputable medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the world.  With over 500 employees worldwide, Nelipak® is focused on delivering superior quality and customer experience through world class manufacturing at each of its locations.
Nelipak® Healthcare Packaging is a trade name of Nelipak Corporation. To learn more about Nelipak go to www.nelipak.com

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