HeartSine Technologies manufactures lifesaving defibrillators which are sold in more than 70 countries across the world. The company is the only manufacturer of defibrillators in the UK and Ireland.
Arlene Foster said: “HeartSine Technologies has harnessed its innovative cardiac defibrillation technology to establish a successful export focused business. The company has a superb track record in international markets and currently exports its automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to over 70 countries.
“This investment, supported by Invest NI, forms part of HeartSine’s strategy to further enhance its competitive position and increase export sales. The 40 new jobs, will contribute around £1.3m a year in salaries to the economy. 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 Northern Ireland has offered HeartSine £360,000 of support towards the creation of the new jobs, 15 of which are already in place. The positions include senior management, sales, manufacturing, new product development, R&D, quality and customer support roles.
Declan O’Mahoney, CEO of HeartSine Technologies said: “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.
“Invest NI’s support has been crucial in enabling us to recruit the staff needed to develop our export strategy. Our newly expanded offices will provide much needed extra production space to ensure the output keeps up with customer demand.”