Southern and Eastern; Mid-East;
Location of affected unit(s)
Leixlip, Co Kildare
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
28 February 2018


HP Inc is to close its inkjet cartridge manufacturing site in Leixlip, Co Kildare, with the loss of up to 500 jobs. Due to restructuring within the HP company, the manufacturing plant in Leixlip has been signalled for closure. The company has employed people at the site since 1995. HP Inc managing director said the closure is not because the plant was not competitive but rather was to consolidate manufacturing to fewer sites in order to achieve operational and organisational efficiencies - the Co Kildare plant is a small site within the company. The company says it is "focusing its efforts on supporting [affected employees] and identifying opportunities for them and providing a programme to help them prepare for the transition ahead" (RTE).

In 2015, HP was divided into two separate businesses, HP Inc and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. HP Inc is the manufacturing side of the operation while Hewlett Packard Enterprise works in cloud computing and business transformation.


  • 8 February 2017: RTE
  • 8 February 2017: Silicon Republic.com


Eurofound (2017), HP Inc, Closure in Ireland, factsheet number 90199, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90199.