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BD began operations in Drogheda in 1964 and is the longest established medical technology multinational company supported by the Industrial Development Agency (IDA). BD opened a second plant in Dun Laoghaire in 1969. The company's two Irish plants manufacture healthcare products such as pen needles, an insulin injection system for the treatment of diabetes. As well as manufacturing plants in Drogheda and Dun Laoghaire, BD has a trading office in Shannon, Co Clare. In recent years, it has also acquired Clearstream Technologies, continuing to operate its plant in Enniscorthy, and Bard, likewise taking over its operations in Ireland.

Financial Data

  • 30th Sep 22 Source: CRO
    • €62.3 million turnover
    • €37.8 million profit
    • 200 employees
  • 31st Dec 19 Source: Estimated
    • €1.9 billion turnover
    • 4,500 employees


By Turnover

(€62.3 million)

By Employees

665th in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 200
  • €62.3 million


  • Roland Goette CEO/Managing Director

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