Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; Midland
Location of affected unit(s)
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
32.5 - Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 October 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Medical device company VistaMed is to create 100 new jobs at its Carrick-on-Shannon manufacturing plant (County Leitrim) over the next two years. The company currently employs 525 people at its two manufacturing facilities, in Carrick-on-Shannon and in Roosky, and at its R&D Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon. The company produces tubes and catheters for diagnostic and minimally invasive surgical procedures in cardiology, neurology, and other areas. The new positions are going to be for management, engineers, technicians, operators, automation, quality-control, and validation personnel and in administration. The company said the new jobs were in response to strong demand from existing and new customers.

VistaMed was founded in 1999 and is owned by the German group Freudenberg Medical.

A previous recruitment announcement is recorded in the ERM Database, with the creation of 163 jobs in 2016 in County Leitrim.



Eurofound (2021), VistaMed, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 105595, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105595.