Arrotek News

Prestigious Industry Award, US Office Opening, Facility Expansion – an Exciting 12 Months at Arrotek

by Damien McGinley
The past 12 months have been an exciting period for Arrotek, with awards, local and international expansion, and important milestones achieved. Here's a quick summary: Life Sciences Company of the Year In July of this year, Arrotek was named the Life Sciences Company of the Year at Ireland's Life Sciences Industry Awards. We also picked up the top award, the Overall Excellence in Life Sciences Award. The winning of these two prestigious awards came on the back of other awards successes, including being shortlisted for the MedTech Company of the Year 2022 award at last year's Irish MedTech Awards. US...

Employee Spotlight – Ronan Scott

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
1. Describe your job in one sentence? Meeting with customers, understanding their requirements from a technical point of view and translating that into a body of engineering work for the engineering team to assist with. 2. What is the best thing about being on the Arrotek Team? The work environment and team are always friendly and there is potential to progress professionally. 3. What is a fun fact about you? I’ve been to the cinema 33 times in 2023 so far!!

Arrotek Wins Life Sciences Company of the Year and Overall Excellence Awards

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek won two awards at 2023's Life Science Industry Awards, including Life Sciences Company of the Year. We also took home the top prize of the night – the Overall Excellence in Life Sciences award! The awards ceremony for Ireland's Life Science Industry Awards took place in Dublin on Thursday 6 July. The event aims to recognise and celebrate the life science industry in Ireland and is open to medical device companies as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Both indigenous Irish and global multinational companies are considered for the awards. Arrotek was up against five other shortlisted life sciences...

Employee Spotlight – John Egan

by Arrotek
1. Describe your job in one sentence? One sentence, any good engineer will tell you the devil is in the detail, I’ll do my best to keep this to…..a few sentences. As Engineering Manager, I see my main responsibility as a facilitator for the Engineering team. To summarise in key words I’d include teamwork, change management, personal development, mentoring, opportunity, trust… mention a few…. it's important these are not just buzzwords, they need to be part of the culture and preserved, during inevitable change both internally and externally. 2. What is the best thing about being on the Arrotek Team?...

“Don’t Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t” – A Message on International Women in Engineering Day

by Arrotek
“Right now, engineering is male dominated, but you can already see there is an emphasis on getting more female engineers and more women into industries like ours, medical devices. For females who might be thinking it might be difficult working in such an environment, my experience is it’s not. If you get into a company like Arrotek, it doesn’t matter if you are male or female, you are part of the team.” That is the message from Rebecca Morrow, Quality Engineer at Arrotek. Today is International Women in Engineering Day 2023, so Rebecca was sharing her experiences of working as...

Successful FDA Inspection at Arrotek’s Sligo, Ireland Facility

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Arrotek's medical device manufacturing facility in Sligo, Ireland has been successfully inspected by the USA's Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The inspection was officially completed with no actions required. Catrina Hunter, interim Quality Manager at Arrotek, said: “We are delighted to receive an Establishment Inspection Report from the FDA’s Division of Establishment Support following our recent inspection. The successful inspection is another milestone for Arrotek as we continue with our growth strategy and optimising the services we deliver for our clients.” An FDA inspector attended Arrotek's facility in Sligo at the beginning of March 2023. The inspection was a routine...

Employee Spotlight – Tracey Kelly

by Arrotek
1. Describe your job in one sentence? As Human Resource Manager, my role is responsible for managing all aspects of the employee experience from recruitment right through their Arrotek journey to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable experience, feeling part of the team as each and everyone plays a big part towards Arrotek continued success! 2. What is the best thing about being on the Arrotek Team? Arrotek truly is a great place to work – the best thing about Arrotek are the people! We have a great team here who all work hard to achieve a common goal,...

Arrotek Shortlisted for Two Life Science Industry Awards 2023

by Arrotek
Arrotek has been shortlisted for two awards at the inaugural Life Science Industry Awards. We are finalists in the Life Sciences Company of the Year – SME award, as well as the Best Engineering Project/Facility award. The Life Science Industry Awards was established to celebrate and recognise excellence in Ireland's life sciences sector. The awards are open to medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology companies with operations in Ireland, with the winners announced next month at an awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza, Santry, Dublin. Richard McLoughlin, Sales and Marketing Manager at Arrotek, said: “We would have been delighted to have...

Manufacturing Output Increases 90% as Facility Extension Opens

by Arrotek
At Arrotek, we have been investing significantly in our capabilities and capacity over recent years to support our growth strategy. That growth can be seen in our production output figures, as the volume of products manufactured and shipped at our Sligo facility increased by 90 percent between 2020 and 2022. We have also just completed work on extending the facility. Arrotek provides medical device design, manufacturing, and regulatory services. We moved into our current purpose-built facility in Finisklin, Sligo in 2019. The new extension that we have just completed created an additional 20,000 sq. ft. of office and engineering space,...

The Importance of Equity in the Workplace at Arrotek on International Women’s Day

by Arrotek Medical Ltd
Today is International Women's Day and the theme for 2023 is Embrace Equity. Equity involves recognising that providing people with equal levels of support and opportunity is not sufficient to achieve equality, as everyone starts from a different position and has different circumstances. To achieve equality, you need equity, where support and opportunity are provided based on personal requirements. This is a concept we embrace at Arrotek, but we wanted to get the first-hand experiences of some of our female employees. We talked to three to get their views on this year’s International Women's Day theme, Embrace Equity. Deirdre Caheny,...