20 On Hatch
Dublin 2, Ireland
S&P 500 (March 31, 2013)
#321 in FT Global 500 (July 2012)
Although its US home is in New England, and it has a product line called Puritan, Covidien is no pilgrim to the medical device marketplace. With annual sales approaching $12 billion and offerings that include thousands of different products and brands, Covidien is a top player in the medical device industry. The company supplies everything from disposable medical products to surgical equipment and supplies. Customers include hospitals, surgical centers, and drug manufacturers, among others. It has nearly 50 global manufacturing sites and markets its products worldwide, although the US accounts for more than half of its sales. In a major move, the company plans to spin off its pharmaceuticals business.