Business expansion
Border; Midland and Western; Midland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 September 2007
Employment effect (start)
19 September 2007
Foreseen end date
30 September 2012


Kinetic Concepts (KCI), a U.S based medical technology group, has announced plans to open a new site in Athlone that will create 250 new jobs by September 2012. The firm has recruited seven staff as of September 2007, and expects to create the first 50 jobs by the end of 2007. Recruitment of the remaining 200 employees is to be linked to future growth requirements.

The company, whose headquarters are in San Antonio in Texas, designs, manufactures, markets and services a range of advanced wound care and therapeutic surface products to improve clinical outcomes in patients. KCI employs 6,300 people worldwide and in 2006 had net profits of 195.5 million USD (140 million EUR) on revenues of 1.37 billion USD.


  • 20 September 2007: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2007), Kinetic Concepts, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 65821, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65821.