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Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

    Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

Irish manufacturing and exporting companies have an important role to play in reducing emissions and building a more sustainable future and Enterprise Ireland has a range of green supports to

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Federation of Bakers to join Food and Drink Federation membership

    Federation of Bakers to join Food and Drink Federation membership

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is to join the Food and Drink Federation as the industry works together to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the sector. FoB represents

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Initiative Ireland to Lend €600 Million to Build 5,000 New Homes Nationwide Over Next 3-years

    Initiative Ireland to Lend €600 Million to Build 5,000 New Homes Nationwide Over Next 3-years

The Government has welcomed the announcement by Initiative Ireland of its new sustainable finance partnership, for the construction of residential homes, with Fairfield Real Estate Finance. Through this partnership, Initiative

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Developing public land set to get easier for SMEs in England

    Developing public land set to get easier for SMEs in England

Smaller housebuilders are to be given a better chance of bidding to develop public land following a major overhaul of the system. Housing accelerator Homes England is making the process more

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ISME elects New Chair and National Council

    ISME elects New Chair and National Council

The Irish SME Association (ISME) has announced the election of Margaret O’Rourke Doherty (pictured) as the new Chair of the National Council for the 2021-2023 term. Margaret O’Rourke Doherty is

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Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

    Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

New research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP finds that deal activity in the food and beverage sector increased in the first quarter of 2021, recording

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Data Centres & Critical Infrastructure Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – May 27th

    Data Centres & Critical Infrastructure Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – May 27th

The Data Centres & Critical Infrastructure Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, May 10th. The event is the latest in the Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar Series

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Digital Opportunities in Healthcare Can Save the Global Economy Trillions of Dollars

    Digital Opportunities in Healthcare Can Save the Global Economy Trillions of Dollars

Today’s healthcare system of only treating disease as it arises unsustainably costs the global economy trillions of dollars each year. However, two significant paradigm shifts are enabling change. First, there

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Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

    Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

A new brick producing a tenth of the carbon emissions of a traditional one is poised to go into commercial production. Zero Waste Scotland has pledged £1 million for manufacturing

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UK Industry calls for targeted sectoral approach on Apprenticeship funding to support high value, high growth manufacturing jobs

    UK Industry calls for targeted sectoral approach on Apprenticeship funding to support high value, high growth manufacturing jobs

Britain’s manufacturers have called on Government to adopt a sectoral rethink on how levy money can be spent to boost essential skills in high growth industries like manufacturing and engineering.

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Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

    Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

The Government has launched Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC) at Tyndall National Institute, the national institute for ICT research based at University College Cork. The multi-million-euro investment

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British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

    British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

Vertical Future, a high-growth technology company specialising in controlled-environment-agriculture (CEA), is implementing its ‘Container Lab’ solutions across urban farming business, Crate to Plate’s, new production sites. Bringing sustainable, local production

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Pfizer to manufacture Covid-19 vaccine drug substance in Ireland

    Pfizer to manufacture Covid-19 vaccine drug substance in Ireland

Pfizer is to manufacture a Covid-19 vaccine drug substance at its Grange Castle facility in Dublin. Pfizer plans to invest some $40 million in the expansion of the Grange Castle

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RMGroup’s partnership with ASTI Mobile Robotics extends capabilities

    RMGroup’s partnership with ASTI Mobile Robotics extends capabilities

Robotics and automation specialists, RMGroup, has announced a distributor partnership with ASTI Mobile Robotics, Europe’s leading manufacturer of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). The move will see RMGroup include AGVs and

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New Digital Transformation Programme to support over 1000 businesses across Northern Ireland

    New Digital Transformation Programme to support over 1000 businesses across Northern Ireland

Businesses across Northern Ireland will be able to enhance their productivity and digital capabilities through a new Digital Transformation Programme. The Digital Transformation Programme is designed to support over 1000

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Pladis plans for close its factory in Glasgow

    Pladis plans for close its factory in Glasgow

Pladis, the global snacking company, has announced a proposal to close its factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, subject to a full and meaningful consultation with employees. The proposal would put 468

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Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

    Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime during the last 12 months, after thousands of organisations moved their staff to remote working when the Covid crisis struck.

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Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

    Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

Irish CEOs are leading the charge globally when it comes to continued investment in transformation programmes, according to the latest global EY CEO Imperative Study 2021, with 81 per cent saying they plan

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Carbery Group announces US acquisition

    Carbery Group announces US acquisition

Carbery Group, the West Cork-based international ingredients, flavours, and award-winning cheese producer, has announced the acquisition of leading savoury flavour and ingredient supplier, Innova Flavors, from Griffith Foods Worldwide.  The new

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Foresight makes £4 million investment into MRMK to boost growth plans

    Foresight makes £4 million investment into MRMK to boost growth plans

Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has invested £4.0 million into MRMK, providing equity release and growth capital to the business. MRMK is a specialist

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Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A Guide For Food Manufacturing Businesses

    Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A Guide For Food Manufacturing Businesses

With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity,[1] IGD has launched a new guide to help manufacturing companies increase their redistribution of surplus food. Maximising

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Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

    Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue quadrupling capacity

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, Europe’s leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has today announced a €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue, the Dublin-based tissue manufacturer. Zeus acquired Aldar Tissue in 2019,

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Lab & Cleanroom Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – May 13th

    Lab & Cleanroom Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – May 13th

The Lab & Cleanroom Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, May 13th. The event is the latest in the Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar Series which is

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Valeo Foods sold to Bain Capital

    Valeo Foods sold to Bain Capital

Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, has signed a definitive agreement with CapVest to acquire Valeo

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RTITB’s nationwide Driver CPC service to support firms with multiple transport depots

    RTITB’s nationwide Driver CPC service to support firms with multiple transport depots

RTITB can now arrange for all of an organisation’s Driver CPC Periodic Training to be delivered across the UK within

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Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

    Domino Helps Customers Reduce Risk and Optimise Production With New Vision Inspection Systems

Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) has launched the R-Series, a new range of smart vision systems for automatic inspection and validation of

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Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

    Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

The discount channel accounts for 43% of retail growth across Europe and will add €34 billion in sales from 2020

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Autonomous Vehicle market to be a $50 billion opportunity by 2040

    Autonomous Vehicle market to be a  $50 billion opportunity by 2040

Few mobility technologies hold as much disruptive potential as autonomous vehicles (AVs). Despite having applications in logistics, robotaxis, and personally

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Joining Lean & Green puts CHEP Ireland on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% within five years

    Joining Lean & Green puts CHEP Ireland on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% within five years

Faced with advancing climate change, new regulations and possible financial penalties, companies around the world are tackling head-on, the challenge

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Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

    Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

As lockdown ends, and building is finally allowed to recommence, Irish construction may not be ready to meet the pent

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Modern Tyres to invest £5.6 million and create 23 jobs at new Newry manufacturing facility

    Modern Tyres to invest £5.6 million and create 23 jobs at new Newry manufacturing facility

Modern Tyres is creating 23 jobs as part of a £5.6 million investment to diversify its commercial products and services

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