A DALGETY BAY medical equipment firm is set to close after its owners have decided to move operations to another of its worldwide locations.

Medtronic in Hillend manufactures the McGrath Mac video laryngoscope and the facility was acquired in 2015 as part of the company's purchase of Aircraft Medical.

A spokesperson for the company said the decision had been made after consultation with staff.

"Medtronic operates within a highly-competitive global healthcare environment. Throughout the company’s global locations, we consistently evaluate our operations to advance our growth, improve our operational efficiency and strengthen our position for the future," said the spokesperson.

"After much thought, consideration, and consultation with affected employees, the decision was made to close the Medtronic Manufacturing Facility, Dalgety Bay, and move operations to a facility with similar capabilities.

"We recognise the strong work, dedication, and quality of the manufacturing team and are supporting those affected with further training opportunities in parallel with outplacement and employee assistance."