Delcath jobs to spark Galway manufacturing hub
The creation of 30 jobs at Delcath Systems in Galway paves the way for a significant manufacturing and services hub in the city.
That’s according to Labour Deputy Derek Nolan, who was responding to the announcement made on Friday by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the company’s facility in Mervue.
“Delcath are currently establishing their EU headquarters in Galway with 30 jobs announced. The Tánaiste and I met with CEO Eamonn Hobbs and it is clear that this announcement is the first stage of a much larger plan for Galway.
“Delcath’s new product, an innovative way of treating liver cancer, has accreditation worldwide, except for the USA where the application is still being processed. That means that Galway will not only be the EU hub, but the worldwide hub exporting to markets like Canada and Australia.”
Deputy Nolan said that, as the facility develops in Galway, there was “exciting potential” for further greater manufacturing jobs to be moved to the plant.
“This will provide a broad array of jobs from medical, engineering, administration and manufacturing. It is also hoped that this innovative approach to cancer treatment can be expanded to organs other than the liver and that these products can be developed in Galway. The long-term commitment to Galway offers huge potential for medium and long term significant job creation.”
The Galway West Deputy added that the Tánaiste had taken a great personal interest in this company, having visited their New York headquarters last year.
“Galway has seen in excess of 1,200 jobs announced so far this year, surging ahead of the national average. The IDA has calculated that for every ten jobs directly created, seven follow in the local domestic economy. While unemployment remains too high in Galway, these announcements show that Galway has a real and bright future as a location for investment which in turn helps local businesses.”