DePuy Synthes established its manufacturing facility in Cork in 1997 where it manufactures orthopaedic knees and hips. The company has since expanded to include a Global Supply Chain Operation in 2002 and in 2008 DePuy established an Innovation Centre which was created to develop next generation orthopaedic products and processes for a global market.
In 2015 the Cork site carried out a €53.2 million expansion to open a new 320,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility (Building 2) similar in size to the existing facility (Building 1). This building primarily provides additional manufacturing capacity but also features a Medical Device Test Methods Center of Excellence laboratory to advance quality testing methods across the J&J family of medical device companies, while also creating potential expansion opportunities for other J&J companies. Building 2 also houses Depuy’s new 3D Printing Innovation Centre. DePuy currently employ over 1000 people in Cork