Defibrillator firm creates 40 jobs

Published Tuesday, 08 July 2014
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Forty new jobs are being created in Belfast by a company which makes defibrillators.

Defibrillator firm creates 40 jobs
Minister Arlene Foster, Declan O’Mahoney, HeartSine CEO, and two employees. (© DETI)

HeartSine Technologies opened a new expanded office in the city on Tuesday.

It sells defibrillators - life-saving equipment used to treat cardiac arrest - in more than 70 countries around the world and is based in Belfast and Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster said the new jobs, 15 of which are already in place, will contribute around £1.3m per year in salaries into the Northern Ireland economy.

They include positions in senior management, sales, manufacturing, new product development, R&D, and quality and customer support roles.

"HeartSine Technologies has harnessed its innovative cardiac defibrillation technology to establish a successful export focused business," said DUP minister Ms Foster.

"Life Sciences is one of Northern Ireland's fastest developing business sectors and it is encouraging to see companies such as HeartSine investing in growing its operations here."

Invest NI has offered the company £360,000 of support towards the creation of the new jobs.

Declan O'Mahoney, CEO of HeartSine Technologies, said the expanded office space will help ensure their output keeps up with consumer demand.

He added: "Our objective is to strengthen our workforce in Belfast so that we can double sales of our existing product portfolio in our target markets over the next three years."

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