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Grafton Group to reopen many UK branches next week

    Grafton Group to reopen many UK branches next week

International distributor of building materials and DIY retailer, Grafton Group plc has planned to reopen many UK distribution branches on the 4th of May and is availing of government support

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Steel manufacturer Keystone Group restarts factories

    Steel manufacturer Keystone Group restarts factories

After almost a month-long shutdown, Keystone Group, the UK’s largest steel lintel manufacturer, has started to reopen its factories. The Northern Ireland-based company shut down its operations following the Prime

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Regeneron shifts production from New Yok to Limerick

    Regeneron shifts production from New Yok to Limerick

The Times reported that Regeneron, a biotech giant valued at $63bn (€58bn), is shifting manufacturing of some of its existing products from the US to Ireland in order to clear

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BÖWE SYSTEC appoints Lisa Banton as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

    BÖWE SYSTEC appoints Lisa Banton as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

BÖWE SYSTEC, part of the Possehl Group and a leading supplier of smart automation solutions across a wide range of different industries for over 75 years, is delighted to announce

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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

    70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using the Handling Guide Online from industrial automation specialists Festo. The

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Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

    Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

In line, fully automatic system is capable of rotating trays for top sealing and many other applications from narrow edge leading to long edge leading. Leading manufacturer of high performance

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Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

    Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

Hand Sanitizer Market size is set to exceed USD 3.6 billion by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rising cases of COVID-19 disease is anticipated to

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Olympics chief brought in to boost PPE production

    Olympics chief brought in to boost PPE production

Lord Deighton will lead the national effort to produce essential personal protective equipment for frontline health and social care staff. Paul Deighton, London 2012 Chief Exec, has been appointed by

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Busch Vacuum Solutions reveals state-of-the-art products

    Busch Vacuum Solutions reveals state-of-the-art products

Busch Vacuum Solutions is committed to developing vacuum pumps and centralized vacuum supply systems that operate with the highest possible levels of energy efficiency, enabling customers in all industry sectors

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Schütz is part of the BASF ‘Helping Hands’ initiative

    Schütz is part of the BASF ‘Helping Hands’ initiative

The corona pandemic requires the strictest hygienic measures – particularly in clinics, doctors’ surgeries and nursing homes. All around the world, disinfectant has become scarce and more supplies are urgently

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The Scaffolding Association announces the launch of its COVID-19 Wellbeing Guidance Notes

    The Scaffolding Association announces the launch of its COVID-19 Wellbeing Guidance Notes

Whether you are still working onsite, in the office, working from home or have been furloughed, COVID-19 will have had a huge impact on your wellbeing. With this in mind the

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Interflex appoints new Managing Director

    Interflex appoints new Managing Director

Langar-based Automotive manufacturer Interflex 2000 has appointed a new managing director to help grow the business and increase turnover. The new managing director is Jim Griffin, who has over 30

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Manufacturing giant Kostal begins phased resumption of operations at its Cork and Limerick plants

    Manufacturing giant Kostal begins phased resumption of operations at its Cork and Limerick plants

The Independent reported yesterday that manufacturing giant, Kostal, a leading producer of electronic and mechanical components for the automotive sector, has confirmed it will undertake a phased resumption of operations

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Dell Technologies Extends $9B in Financing and 0% Interest Rates to Energize IT Investment

    Dell Technologies Extends $9B in Financing and 0% Interest Rates to Energize IT Investment

Today, business need a trusted advisor as they reevaluate IT priorities to drive business continuity in “the new normal.” Dell Technologies has rolled out the Payment Flexibility Program, which includes

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Automation and Robotics Online Conference – June 2nd, 2020

    Automation and Robotics Online Conference – June 2nd, 2020

Manufacturers are increasingly realising the benefits of investing in Automation and Robotics technologies in order to increase productivity and reduce costs, while simultaneously improving precision and flexibility, and eliminating human

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Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering nominations launch for 2021

    Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering nominations launch for 2021

Nominations for the 2021 QEPrize are currently open, and will close on 17 July 2020. The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is a global prize that, every two years, celebrates

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UK Government offers fast-growing UK companies £1.25bn support package

    UK Government offers fast-growing UK companies £1.25bn support package

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £1.25bn government package to support UK start-ups and businesses driving research and development during the COVID-19 crisis. In a statement Alok Sharma, business secretary,

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Veolia cleans up to avoid short supply

    Veolia cleans up to avoid short supply

The unprecedented demand for biocidal hand sanitiser products during the pandemic means suppliers are now facing significant challenges. To beat this shortage and ensure the supply of sanitiser for their

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eBay announces crisis initiative to help small Irish businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic

    eBay announces crisis initiative to help small Irish businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic

eBay today launched an initiative that could help thousands of Irish businesses to stay open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Business owners across Ireland have

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Manufacturing Barometer reveals worrying picture for manufacturers

    Manufacturing Barometer reveals worrying picture for manufacturers

SWMAS released the initial findings of the current Manufacturing Barometer survey that shows a reduction in volumes, potential job cuts, and confusion around Government support SME manufacturers in England are

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Online platform launches to help firms collaborate on coronavirus

    Online platform launches to help firms collaborate on coronavirus

InterTradeIreland and TechIreland just launched an online platform to allow businesses to collaborate and meet the supply chain and manufacturing challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. The interactive map will

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Coronavirus: 81% of manufacturing firms in Northern Ireland put workers on furlough

    Coronavirus: 81% of manufacturing firms in Northern Ireland put workers on furlough

More than four in five manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland had to put some staff on leave, according to the industry body.,And about half of employees have been furloughed at

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Enterprise Ireland welcomes new Covid-19 business supports and opens EU-approved €180 million scheme

    Enterprise Ireland welcomes new Covid-19 business supports and opens EU-approved €180 million scheme

New Covid-19 “Sustaining Enterprise Fund” administered by Enterprise Ireland provides up to €800k in liquidity support for companies affected by Coronavirus Enterprise Ireland has welcomed new Covid-19 supports for businesses announced

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Mills CNC appoints new Business Manager for Central and Southern region

    Mills CNC appoints new Business Manager for Central and Southern region

Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, has appointed Mr Richard Wilson as

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Linde Material Handling Expands Further With New Munster Depot

    Linde Material Handling Expands Further With New Munster Depot

Linde Material Handling, Europe’s largest forklift manufacturer has recently expanded their presence in Ireland with their newly opened Munster depot.

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Irish company, OneLook Systems, launches a new COVID-19 safety solution so that companies can keep research, production & distribution lines operating

    Irish company, OneLook Systems, launches a new COVID-19 safety solution so that companies can keep research, production & distribution lines operating

Since the outbreak, Irish safety software company OneLook Systems has been playing a critical role in helping companies put in

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Free communications platform for organisations fighting COVID-19

    Free communications platform for organisations fighting COVID-19

Nvolve is joining the global fight against Covid-19 by waiving the normal cost of their unique Mobile App based communications

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Ireland: hand soap sales up 300% in March

    Ireland: hand soap sales up 300% in March

March was the busiest month for grocery sales ever recorded. According to Kantar, over the 12 weeks to March 22nd,

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Implementing the Smart Factory: New perspectives for driving value

    Implementing the Smart Factory: New perspectives for driving value

Leaders have a broad range of choices and opportunities with respect to smart factory transformations, both in terms of which

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Flexible Manufacturing: Adapting Quickly to Changing Markets and Events

    Flexible Manufacturing: Adapting Quickly to Changing Markets and Events

Paolo Butti, EMEA Director, Industry and OEM at Rockwell Automation highlights how and why manufacturers should undertake initiatives to increase

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TFC launches new facility in Northern Ireland

    TFC launches new facility in Northern Ireland

TFC announced the launch of their newest facility, TFC Portadown. Set up to supply Northern Ireland and the Republic of

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UK manufacturing sector slumps at fastest rate in 8 years

    UK manufacturing sector slumps at fastest rate in 8 years

An article published by Yahoo Finance reveals that UK manufacturing output and new orders have declined at the fastest rate

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Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

    Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over

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UK Consortium to Produce Medical Ventilators

    UK Consortium to Produce Medical Ventilators

A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come

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Uptake on the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) increases

    Uptake on the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) increases

Since the launch of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) in TU Dublin in September 2018 the number of apprentices participating

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INEOS begins UK production of one million bottles of hand sanitiser per month

    INEOS begins UK production of one million bottles of hand sanitiser per month

INEOS has today announced that it has hit its ten day target to build a hand sanitiser plant near Middlesbrough

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CILT sets up a database to ensure urgent UK supply chains keep moving

    CILT sets up a database to ensure urgent UK supply chains keep moving

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has set up a database for organisations in urgent need of supply chain resources,

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Which countries are hit most by the COVID-19 value chain shock?

    Which countries are hit most by the COVID-19 value chain shock?

In a study published by ING, reveals that in the context of COVID-19, Ireland now looks to be one of

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New Managing Director at DACHSER Ireland

    New Managing Director at DACHSER Ireland

John van den Berg has taken over as Managing Director of DACHSER Ireland since the beginning of this year. He

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Covid-19: With Chinese manufacturing rebounding, European stocks rise

    Covid-19: With Chinese manufacturing rebounding, European stocks rise

The Irish Times reported yesterday that Dublin’s Iseq index and wider European equities markets rose on Tuesday morning as investors

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IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024, driven by maturing industrial use cases

    IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024, driven by maturing industrial use cases

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of IoT connections will reach 83 billion by 2024,

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UCL, UCLH and Formula One Develop Life-saving Breathing Aids For the NHS

    UCL, UCLH and Formula One Develop Life-saving Breathing Aids For the NHS

A breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care, adapted by mechanical engineers at UCL (University

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