It has been confirmed this afternoon that the Rondo Pet Food factory in Arklow is to close, a statement from the company said
“At the beginning of November RONDO FOOD Ireland started a consultation process between the management and the works committee. This process has now been concluded. In an intensive consultation process, all possibilities for the Arklow site were taken into consideration.
After evaluating all options, RONDO FOOD has reached the conclusion that by the end of January 2020 the facility will be relocated to Krefeld/Germany. All staff have been offered redundancy packages which exceed the scale of the mandatory statutory redundancy packages.
In liaison with the Department of Social Welfare, there will be an information meeting for all staff within the next few days. “We deeply regret this development.
For eight years our Irish staff have shown immense commitment in contributing to the development of the site. We are very grateful for both their dedication and for our long-standing cooperation with Enterprise Ireland. The unsatisfactory economic development and the market situation necessitate the bundling of operations at our largest location in Germany,” explained the Management.