EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Lapple Ireland Limited

Lapple Ireland Limited

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: South-East (IRL); Southern and Eastern


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 290

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-08-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 35
Planned Job Reductions max: 40
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The redundancies are voluntary, and severance terms of five and a half weeks pay per year of service have been agreed between management and unions. Lapple Ireland Ltd manufactures car parts, and management has attributed the job losses to exchange rate fluctuations, increases in indirect costs and low-cost competition from other countries.