Pall to Cut 94 Jobs in Tipperary

94 Jobs Gone at Pall Ireland's Tipperary Plant

Medical equipment manufacturerPall Ireland has announced that it is closing its manufacturing plant in Tipperary, taking away 71 permanent and 23 temporary jobs.  David O’Driscoll, general manager of pall Ireland said the Tipperary plant was underutilised and the the company would be consolidating its manufacturing operations into another facility.  The company is expected to close the Tipperary plant by the end of May.  The company said it was only using a fraction of the plant’s capacity, which was hitting costs.  Work carried out there will now be transferred to another company facility.

‘The consolidation is designed to strengthen the company’s competitive position, reduce fixed and operating costs, and move operations closer to customers,’ commented David O’Driscoll, the company’s general manager.  ‘This has not been an easy decision and Pall Ireland is committed to treating employees with dignity and respect’.  He said the company would assist and support all those affected by the announcement to ‘help make the transition as painless as possible’.  ‘We sincerely regret the impact of the closure on our employees and their families.  We are proud of them and all we have accomplished together’, Mr O’Driscoll said.  The announcement followed a 30-day information and consultation process with the 71 permanent and 23 temporary employees there.  Fine Gael TD for Tipperary South Tom Hayes said it was a black day for the locality.

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