Invest NI statement re Glen Dimplex

Responding to the announcement by Glen Dimplex of its plans to consolidate its operations as part of a multi-million pound investment and reorganisation of its island-wide operations; Kieran Donoghue, Chief Executive, Invest Northern Ireland, said:

“The news of Glen Dimplex‘s plans to wind down its facility in Portadown over the next two years will be deeply upsetting for staff. We will work with the company and those affected to identify alternative employment opportunities and to pursue reskilling opportunities as appropriate. We will also work closely with the Department for the Economy and the Department for Communities to support the employees impacted by this decision. 

“The company has been clear that the decision to consolidate its operations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is for commercial reasons. This restructuring will support its ultimate growth plans and potentially see the firm expand its business in Northern Ireland out of its second site in Newry. We will continue to work with the company to capture opportunities for further investment and job creation at this facility.”