It has been confirmed by HP Inc this morning that the company has made the decision to close its global print business at the Leixlip site.
It is likely that close to 500 HP employees will be impacted and leave the business over the next 12 months.
According to a statement released today, HP’s global print business is working to drive continuous efficiencies and cost savings that enable investment in new market opportunities and growth initiatives, such as 3D printing. As a result, the company made the decision to close their global print business at the Leixlip site.
HP set up its first HP sales office in Ireland in 1976. The HP Liffey Park Technology Campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare was established in 1995. In November 2015, the company separated into 2 companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.
In today's statement, the company noted, "This decision is not a reflection on our Ireland employees or on the site’s performance. We are very aware of the impact this decision will have on our employees in Ireland and we are focusing all of our efforts on supporting them, on identifying opportunities for them and on providing a programme to help them prepare for the transition ahead."