Rondo Food, a pet food manufacturer, is shutting down its operation in Arklow, Wicklow, causing 150 redundancies by the end of January 2020. The staff has been offered a severance payment of an additional half a week pay above the statutory entitlement of two weeks' pay per year of service. The Rondo workers are not represented by a trade union. The German-owned company moves production to north-west Germany. The management of the company stated that the reason for offshoring is an unsatisfactory economic and market position.
Rondo Food took over from Gaines in 2011 and had invested €6 million in the Arklow plant since that year.