Republished from Medical Plastics News (view on their site)
Harland Medical opens European HQ in Cork
U.S.-based Harland Medical Systems, a global medical device coatings company, has opened its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland.
The new site aims to better serve the needs of customers on the continent by providing local access to coating expertise, materials and equipment. Harland Medical continues to see unprecedented global growth, necessitating a home base in Europe.
Jon Anderson, chief executive officer, Harland Medical, said: “Our company has always been committed to providing the best service to our customers. Opening a European office is monumental for Harland and our customers. It positions our company to continue expanding our global operations by offering more efficient service to our partners outside of the United States.”
The Cork site offers access to coating expertise, materials, and equipment with 5,000 square feet (464 square metres) of space including 1,000 square feet (93 square metres) of humidity-controlled ISO class 7 cleanroom. The European headquarters will house Harland manufacturing and test equipment for development and production service provision to existing and new customers.
The company is now offering feasibility, development services, production coating services and technical service support to existing customers throughout Europe from the new site. As operations expand, Harland Medical plans to grow the facility to 25 employees.
Kevin Conlon, region manager for Ireland and Europe, said: “The importance of Ireland in the medical device space made it a natural fit for our new location. We are ecstatic that this location provides the opportunity for us to not only serve our customers better, but also allows us to contribute meaningful new jobs within the Cork community.”