Pioneer Surgical Technology, a provider of orthopedic medical devices, is planning to open a manufacturing and distribution facility in Ireland.
Pioneer has also initiated discussions with the IDA (Ireland Development Authority) to evaluate potential sites with target opening in Q4 2011.
The new facility will support Pioneer’s continued growth in Europe by establishing a manufacturing facility within the EU.
In addition, the facility will allow for the device manufacturing intended for sale outside the US and also allow for more responsive delivery of products in the European market.
Pioneer Operations vice president Brian Motter said that while their present manufacturing facility in Marquette will continue to grow, the ability to provide products from a European facility is an essential part of their worldwide growth initiative.
“Having established a European presence with the opening of their offices in the Netherlands in 2006 we will continue to grow in Europe and the rest of the world. This facility will enable us to be more responsive to customers outside of the US,” Motter said.