SANMINA TO INVEST 10 MILLION IN FERMOY
Fermoy has been given a significant boost with the news that Sanmina SCI is to invest €10 million to expand its research and development into higher value activities at their local plant. The initiative will generate a number of jobs in the R&D field in Fermoy.
The investment, supported by government through IDA Ireland, involves a number of R&D projects for new products and services and it will bring to 460 the number of people working on site at Sanmina SCI, Fermoy.
In a press release from IDA Ireland the Tanaiste Mary Coughlan TD said, “’This investment underlines the importance of Sanmina SCI, Fermoy as a world-class medical device manufacturer.
" It will lead to the acquisition of new skills and capabilities at the site and will open up the potential for new business, while strengthening its strategic importance within Sanmina SCI".
The research and development for new products will involve the design and development of the next generation of medical devices for a number of current and new customers on site at Fermoy.
The R&D team will also develop a range of service activities. Commenting on the announcement, Seamus Grady, senior vice president of worldwide medical operations for Sanmina SCI said, “The Fermoy facility is a flagship site for Sanmina SCI and has developed deep-rooted relationships with its medical device customers over several years.
"These customers require higher value added services from their manufacturing partner than in the past, and this investment better positions Sanmina SCI Fermoy to capitalise on those opportunities. The many years of successful operation in Fermoy are a credit to the Irish management team and workforce. This track record of success was a critical factor in the corporation’s decision to make this investment in Fermoy.”
Sanmina SCI’s electronics contract manufacturing facility in Fermoy was established in 1988 by SCI and became Sanmina SCI following the 2002 merger of Sanmina and SCI.
The Fermoy operations are focused on the production for the medical sector. The Fermoy plant is also one of the largest of the largest medical operations within the EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider’s business.
Thursday 17th December 5:34pm