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ProTek Group acquires the business of AP Design

Monday, 25 February 2013


ProTek to Expand Design Capability to Serve Growing Medical Device Customers

ProTek Group today announced the acquisition of Ireland based AP Design, specialists in new product development for Medical Device companies.

Protek Medical is one of Ireland’s leading contract manufacturing providers to international Medical Device blue chip companies. The company specialise in injection moulding components for critical care medical device applications such as, Balloon and Stent Catheters used in minimally invasive cardiovascular surgeries.

Speaking about the acquisition, Frank Boyle, CEO, Protek Medical said, “This investment was a natural progression for ProTek. It will give us the opportunity to further increase our design capabilities to position us for new product development contracts for the international critical care market.”

The medical device industry is worth an estimated €7.2 billion to Irish exports each year (Source Enterprise Ireland). The acquisition brings a suite of additional design resources to ProTek’s current design and manufacturing capabilities. The company will now have a new design facility in Galway, Ireland, where Europe’s premier cluster of medical device companies is based.

AP Design has been providing product design services to the medical device industry since 2006. The company’s Director, Des Regan will now assume the role of Design Director at ProTek while continuing to remain in the Galway facility.


Commenting on the acquisition, Des Regan, Protek Medical, Design Director says “The acquisition will create a platform with an established company and brand to grow and support our existing customers. ProTek has the infrastructure, resources and technology our customers need to support their product design from concept to commercialisation.”

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About ProTek Medical

ProTek Medical is a full service outsourcing design and manufacturing partner to the medical device and healthcare market. Specialising in clean room injection moulding, the company partners with customers during the pre-submission phases to ensure the device is designed and manufactured in accordance with marketing and product specifications. The company established its Sligo facility in 1995 where they currently employ 125 people.

About AP Design

AP Design is an award winning product design company, providing a full range of product design services to the medical device industry. The company specialise in developing critical life support products to enhance patients’ lives. The company was established in 2006 to support companies in their quest to bring products to market.

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Eamon O Connell

Director of Design and Business Development

ProTek Medical

Finisklin Business Park

Sligo

Phone: 071 9171808
Email: eoconnell@protek.ie

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