EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Location of affected unit(s): Dundalk and Dublin


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
17 - Manufacture of paper and paper products
Number Employed: 400

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-10-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 67
Planned Job Reductions max: 67
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2009
Foreseen End Date: 01-06-2010

Additional Information

Pulp and paper firm ABB will eliminate 67 positions at its manufacturing facilities in Dundalk and Dublin. The quality control positions will be offshored to Shanghai, China. Sales, marketing, engineering, and support departments will continue to employ 41 in Dundalk. ABB currently employs 400 workers at its five locations throughout Ireland. ABB attributed the job cuts to the economic downturn and its effect on the construction and manufacturing industries.