EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: West; Border, Midland and Western
Location of affected unit(s): Tralee, Co Kerry


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.25 - Manufacture of non-domestic cooling and ventilation equipment
Number Employed: 200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-07-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 210
Planned Job Reductions max: 210
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 28-07-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-03-2021
Direct Dismissals: 210

Additional Information

BorgWarner is closing its manufacturing plant in Tralee, Co Kerry, which will result in 210 job losses.

The company, which manufactures air heaters, is closing the Kerry site due to a fall in customer demand. The company also cited a group wide restructuring to adapt its cost structure in order to remain competitive in the current environment.

The Kerry plant has been in operation for three decades.

Management said it will engage with staff and their representative union, SIPTU, to ensure 'financial package and supports to the 210 impacted employees, which recognises their service and commitment to BorgWarner Tralee'.

BorgWarner employs 29,000 across 60 sites in 18 countries.