Mayo Medtech company Hollister has been shortlisted for the Irish Medical Technology Company of the Year 2012. The Medical Technology Industry Excellence Awards are jointly hosted by Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, and IMDA. Eight companies have been shortlisted, four for the Company of the Year Award and four for the Emerging Company of the Year Award. The winners will be announced next Thursday, December 13, at an event in Galway. Hollister is an independent, employee-owned global company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services world-wide. The company’s global headquarters are in Libertyville, Illinois, 40 miles north of downtown Chicago.
Commenting on the shortlist, Andrew Vogelaar, Head of IDA’s Medtech Division said ‘The medical technology sector in Ireland has been leaping up the charts: It now employs around 25,000 people directly and exports are on the increase. Seventeen of the world’s top 25 companies have operations here and I am delighted that DePuy, Lake Region, Stryker, and Hollister have been shortlisted for the company of the year award.”