Freudenberg Medical

Údarás na Gaeltachta welcomes opening of Freudenberg Medical’s expanded manufacturing facility, creating 100 new jobs in Galway Gaeltacht

2 October, 2023

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Údarás na Gaeltachta has welcomed today’s announcement by Freudenberg Medical that they are to create 100 additional jobs at their location in An Spidéal in the Conamara Gaeltacht. These jobs will be created at the company’s newly developed manufacturing facility which is being officially opened today by the Chief Executive of the Freudenberg Group, Dr. Mohsen Sohi in the presence of Minister for State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dara Calleary, T.D.


This facility represents a total investment of over €2 million by Údarás na Gaeltachta. The new facility will increase the medical device company’s manufacturing footprint in Spidéal by 50%;  it will enable them to increase the productivity of the company and the workforce in An Spidéal by 25%. It is expected that 400 people will be working for Freudenberg Medical in its Galway base within the next eighteen months.

New positions will be created in engineering, research and development, manufacturing and quality and support services and the company have stated that recruitment for the newly announced positions at Freudenberg Medical is already underway.


Údarás na Gaeltachta Chief Executive, Tomás Ó Síocháin, said:

“We are proud to be part of this significant development in a vital sector that continues to grow. It is important for us to be able to help excellent client companies such as Freudenberg Medical to develop and grow their facilities, resulting in increased employment and opportunities in the Gaeltacht. High-quality positions are coming on-stream here, in the heart of the Conamara Gaeltacht. We are happy that we were able to provide Freudenberg with the infrastructure that enables the creation of these jobs.”