EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Rondo Food

Rondo Food

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: South-East (IRL); Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Arklow


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.92 - Manufacture of prepared pet foods
Number Employed: 150

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-12-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 09-12-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2020
Direct Dismissals: 150

Additional Information

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.