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CRH to divest its Building Envelope business for $3.8 billion

    CRH to divest its Building Envelope business for $3.8 billion

CRH, the largest building materials business in both Europe and North America, has agreed to divest of its Building Envelope business to KPS Capital Partners, LP for an enterprise value

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British Bakels Celebrates 75 Years with Launch of New Report

    British Bakels Celebrates 75 Years with Launch of New Report

British Bakels, manufacturers and distributors of bread, pastry, cake and confectionery ingredients, is celebrating 75 years since it was founded in 1947. To mark this achievement, the company has collaborated

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Change of Leadership at Valentin Software

    Change of Leadership at Valentin Software

Nicola Rosenkranz has taken over the position of Managing Director at Valentin Software, replacing Steffen Lindemann, who is leaving the company on March 31, 2022. Valentin Software has been a

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Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

    Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

The future flight challenge has launched a new industry working group, focusing on the emerging generation of vehicle types and the challenges of integrating these vehicles into UK airspace. The

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Sirane Group invests in board innovation and sustainable packaging

    Sirane Group invests in board innovation and sustainable packaging

Innovative English packaging manufacturer Sirane Group has made a multi-million-pound investment in a new site for its innovative board division. The new site, just a few miles away from its

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Reliance launches Dublin automation hub

    Reliance launches Dublin automation hub

As part of its expansion plans, Reliance, which is Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial components, has opened an automation hub in Dublin. It will be the first in Ireland to

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Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

    Pure Roast Coffee secures first GB supermarket deal worth £1 million

Lisburn-based coffee roasting, packaging and distribution specialist, Pure Roast Coffee, has secured its first contract with a major retailer in Great Britain. The £1 million deal will see the company

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Further global expansion by Kingspan

    Further global expansion by Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has agreed to acquire Ondura Group from Naxicap Capital Partners and others for a total consideration of €550 million

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

    Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase the recycled content of plastic bottles. This will help manufacturers meet

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Aston Martin to recruit more than 100 additional technicians at Welsh plant

    Aston Martin to recruit more than 100 additional technicians at Welsh plant

Aston Martin is to create more than 100 jobs at its St Athan site in Wales, following the launch of its new DBX707 model – the world’s most powerful luxury

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Britvic launches new digital studio

    Britvic launches new digital studio

Britvic is scaling up its online ambitions with the launch of its first global digital strategy and content studio to work on iconic brands such as Tango, Purdey’s and Aqua Libra.  Named Infused, the

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Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

    Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

The Government has launched its €180 million Plans to boost regional development. The Plans, which set out actions to 2024 will each contain agreed ‘Strategic Objectives’ for enterprise development, accompanied

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New project set to help manufacturers cut costs and land net-zero targets

    New project set to help manufacturers cut costs and land net-zero targets

Leading aerospace companies including Airbus and Safran Landing Systems are working with a consortium led by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) on a new project aiming to offer a

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Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

    Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s largest dairy processor, has welcomed the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to uphold An Bord Pleanála’s grant of planning permission for a new €140 million cheese

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Irish tech start-ups and SMEs raise record €1.3 billion venture capital in 2021

    Irish tech start-ups and SMEs raise record €1.3 billion venture capital in 2021

Venture capital investment into Irish tech start-ups and SMEs reached a record €1.3 billion in 2021, up 44% from €925m the previous year, according to Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse

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Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

    Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

£16.7 million of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is going to build the manufacturing capability Britain needs to lead the green electric revolution.The funding will be divided among 10

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Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

    Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

Kerry Group plc, the global taste and nutrition company, has reached agreement to acquire 92% of the issued share capital of c-LEcta GmbH for a consideration of €137 million, with

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Record Irish goods exports of €165.2 billion for 2021

    Record Irish goods exports of €165.2 billion for 2021

Preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the value of goods exports from Ireland rose to €165.2 billion in 2021, the highest level on record. The value of

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New sector voice for UK manufacturing apprenticeships launched

    New sector voice for UK manufacturing apprenticeships launched

A new partnership between industry and Government to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector has been launched. Chaired by Anita Davenport-Brooks of the Lander Group, Apprenticeships

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Investment in Biotech continues to grow

2021 was a year of continued societal uncertainty amidst the ongoing global pandemic, but venture capital investment into biotech shared none of that uncertainty, enjoying its fifth consecutive year of

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CERENOVUS announces €50 million investment in Galway

    CERENOVUS announces €50 million investment in Galway

CERENOVUS, an emerging leader in neurovascular care and part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, has announced a €50 million (US$55 million) investment over the next three years at

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Scotch whisky exports on road to recovery

    Scotch whisky exports on road to recovery

Global exports of Scotch Whisky grew to £4.51 billion during 2021, according to figures released by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), as the industry continues to recover from the impact

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New €90 million Fund for Irish Start-ups

    New €90 million Fund for Irish Start-ups

The Irish Government has launched a new €90 million fund for Irish start-ups at Trinity College Dublin’s Tangent Ideas Workspace for student entrepreneurs. By investing in several underlying venture funds,

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Aston University degree apprenticeship helps lead the way for women in logistics and supply chain

    Aston University degree apprenticeship helps lead the way for women in logistics and supply chain

An Aston University degree apprenticeship is helping to illustrate that more women are choosing a career in logistics and supply

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New monitor shows boost in number of UK exporters

    New monitor shows boost in number of UK exporters

New modelling from the Exporter Monitor produced by data group Coriolis Technologies and the Institute of Export & International Trade

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Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

    Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle PLC has announced the appointment of Dawn Allen (pictured) to the position of Chief Financial Officer, and

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South African food manufacturing firm sets up in County Down

    South African food manufacturing firm sets up in County Down

South African food company, Moorcroft Foods has announced it is establishing a manufacturing facility in Newtownards in Northern Ireand which

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Record M&A Activity in Ireland sees 240 deals worth €24.6 billion

    Record M&A Activity in Ireland sees 240 deals worth €24.6 billion

The Irish M&A market recorded 240 significant transactions in 2021, a 33% rise on 2020 and the highest deal volume

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New Airlander 10 production developments

    New Airlander 10 production developments

Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd has confirmed that it has been working with the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA), Doncaster

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Bentley investing £2.5 billion in sustainability

    Bentley investing £2.5 billion in sustainability

Bentley’s first-ever Battery-Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV) will be developed and built in the UK with the company committing to investing

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Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to maintain 99% service levels with major recruitment drive

    Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to maintain 99% service levels with major recruitment drive

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has launched a significant recruitment push in order to maintain its first class customer service

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British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

    British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

A £1.5 billion home building fund offering loans to SMEs to help them deliver 42,000 new houses across the country

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Overcoming the barriers to Industry 4.0 adoption

    Overcoming the barriers to Industry 4.0 adoption

To launch its Irish facility, industrial metrology specialist The Sempre Group is hosting a virtual roundtable on digitalising Irish manufacturing. On

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The future of manufacturing comes to the AFRC in Scotland with Membership growth

    The future of manufacturing comes to the AFRC in Scotland with Membership growth

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has recently added three new Members and welcomed back another, with

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Grant to work with the Irish Green Building Council for a more sustainable built environment

    Grant to work with the Irish Green Building Council for a more sustainable built environment

The new partnership will see Grant, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of heating technologies, which has played a leading role in the

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New order growth accelerates at start of 2022 to boost Irish manufacturing sector

    New order growth accelerates at start of 2022 to boost Irish manufacturing sector

A faster increase in new orders boosted the Irish manufacturing sector in January, according to the first PMI® survey data

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Dismal year for UK car output but investment recovery and electrified charge brighten outlook

    Dismal year for UK car output but investment recovery and electrified charge brighten outlook

UK car production in 2021 fell -6.7% to only 859,575 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor

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Diageo to establish £73 million Guinness microbrewery & culture hub in London

    Diageo to establish £73 million Guinness microbrewery & culture hub in London

‘Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard’ is set to open in London’s Covent Garden in Autumn 2023, located on a historic

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US semiconductor company to establish new global IT services hub in Northern Ireland

    US semiconductor company to establish new global IT services hub in Northern Ireland

Wolfspeed, a global leader in Silicon Carbide technology, announced plans to establish a Global Capabilities Centre in Belfast that will

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