Global healthcare manufacturer, Technimark, is set to create 80 highly skilled roles over the next two years as it expands its operations in Longford, with a 50,000-square-foot addition, doubling the size of its existing plant.

Technimark will be investing €26 million to expand the facility's capacity in medical manufacturing, including precision injection molding, value-added assembly, finished device assembly and contract manufacturing.

The project is supported by the government through IDA Ireland.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said it is an important day for Technimark, Longford and the wider region, and testament to the continued attractiveness of Ireland as a place where businesses of all sizes can flourish and thrive".

"A key component in our organic growth strategy is ensuring we have state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities and open capacity to support our customers' current and future manufacturing needs," said Kris Peavy, chief commercial officer and president of healthcare. "Our many expansions around the globe underpin that strategy."

In addition to Ireland's expansion, Technimark recently acquired a 204,000-square-foot medical facility adjacent to its US headquarters and has major expansions underway at facilities in the United Kingdom, Germany and China to support growth in the medical market.

"Technimark is committed to growing our business in Ireland and we are extremely excited to have this new space available for our global medical customer base," said Brad Wellington, chief executive officer. "Ireland is seeing pronounced growth in the MedTech market, and our facility is ideally located to serve our customers in the region."