Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is set to expand manufacturing and distribution operations at its site in Llanberis, North Wales, creating up to 200 jobs.
The plans are to take effect over the ensuing two years, with new employment opportunities to be made available both on the shopfloor and within scientific operations.
“We plan to double our production capability by hiring new employees and adding highly-automated equipment without expanding the footprint of the facility,” said managing director Steve Britton.
News of the expansion has come as welcome news to the area and to UK industry. “The decision by the Siemens board to concentrate manufacturing at Llanberis is a truly remarkable tribute to the quality of the local team and a telling testimonial to the competitiveness of Wales as a great place to do business,” commented Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones.