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UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

    UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 10.7% in October, with 8,740 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolling off British factory lines, according to the latest figures released today

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Major change for small Irish companies

    Major change for small Irish companies

Thousands more Irish companies will now be eligible for Government export grants in a move designed to fill a crucial gap and help strengthen Ireland’s indigenous SMEs. The Government has

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Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

    Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

Thompson Aero Seating, the aviation manufacturing company, has announces its plans for the creation of a world-class Dynamic Test Facility (DTF) in Northern Ireland. This is a £7.5 million investment

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Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

    Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

With the Future Homes Standard legislation coming into force in 2025, the UK heat pump market continues to see year on year growth. To support this demand, Vaillant Group UK

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Welsh fabricator wins trio of school projects across the UK

    Welsh fabricator wins trio of school projects across the UK

Cardiff-based fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has secured three projects in the education sector across the UK. The first build will be St Ederyn’s School in Cardiff. The new home for St

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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

    Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through digital transformation. ABB’s brewmaster, who has the notable achievement of

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Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

    Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published the results of a major new survey which shows a drop in confidence in the manufacturing sector for the next six

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Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

    Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

A new plan to help Scotland’s life sciences sector grow its exports has been unveiled. The strategy, An Export Plan for Scotland’s Life Sciences Sector, has been developed by the

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Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

    Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

The number of UK sectors experiencing falling output was at its highest level in 29 months in October, as demand for goods and services decreased, according to the latest Lloyds

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£17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

    £17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise has launched a new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million for companies across Scotland covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating

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£500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

    £500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

Specialised industrial service provider ERIKS has invested £500,000 in a new Southampton regional hub as part of multi-million-pound infrastructure improvements program in the UK. ERIKS has ploughed funding into the

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Luminaries of Ireland’s whiskey industry honoured

    Luminaries of Ireland’s whiskey industry honoured

Eight Irish whiskey industry figures who have made outstanding contributions to the sector were recognised at the recent Irish Whiskey Association’s Chairman’s Awards ceremony, at the Westin Hotel in Dublin.

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LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

    LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

The Irish Government has announced an €11 million investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk. The AMTCE is the largest advanced manufacturing training centre of its

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70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

    70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

Almost seven-in-ten (69%) manufacturing decision makers agree that their sustainability strategy has been restricted due to cost pressures. This is according to research findings by Visual Components, polling respondents in the UK,

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Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

    Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

Nearly 50% of food and drink manufacturers have cut or paused investment projects as they face the toughest trading conditions anyone can remember, according to new research by the Food

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

    Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to Limerick Rail line, a project which is funded by the

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Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

    Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited Manchester recently to mark the strengthening of Irish and UK business relations in the North of England. The trade visit was led by Enterprise Ireland. During

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Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

    Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

Bakkavor, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, is proposing to close two of its sites – Bakkavor Salads in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, and Bakkavor Desserts in

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Spanish brewer acquires Eagle Brewery in the UK

    Spanish brewer acquires Eagle Brewery in the UK

Spanish brewer Damm has acquired the Eagle Brewery in Bedford in the UK. The brewery, which previously belonged to Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC), is Damm’s second overseas brewery and the first

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Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

    Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

Glasgow-based Cullen, which is Europe’s only combined manufacturer of moulded fibre and corrugated packaging company, has  announced a £15 million expansion plan for its manufacturing site. The new state-of-the-art development

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Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

    Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

Stock inefficiencies and inventory ‘black holes’ are exacerbating the supply chain crisis for food companies according to new research.  Nearly 10% of stock is lost – either through the 7.1% which is damaged or

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Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

    Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

Drug development company, CV6 Therapeutics, is investing almost £8 million in first-stage clinical trials and further scientific development work on its first anti-cancer drug CV6-168. CV6 is dedicated to improving the lives

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First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

    First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

British dairy co-operative, First Milk, has announced that it has agreed a new partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients to produce a specialist whey protein powder at its Lake District Creamery.

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Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

    Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

Wayland Additive, developer of the Calibur3 metal additive manufacturing (AM) system, has announced the sale and installation of its technology at

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IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

    IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

The latest biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report from IRI has revealed that Private Labels now make up 36% of total FMCG

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

    Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating

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Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

    Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

Avantor, a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied

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Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

    Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

Mondelēz International, makers and bakers of iconic brands including Cadbury, OREO and Maynards Bassetts, has launched its latest economic and

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Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

    Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has published the 5th edition of its Code of Practice for the Responsible Marketing and

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New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

    New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

A new report identifies an unprecedented opportunity for the Atlantic Region in the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind. The

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Irish timber frame construction firm to expand lean and digital capabilities

    Irish timber frame construction firm to expand lean and digital capabilities

Monaghan-based IJM Timber Engineering has secured funding under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative, a programme aimed at achieving faster,

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Fall in Business Sentiment Drags Irish Economic Pulse to a Two-Year Low

    Fall in Business Sentiment Drags Irish Economic Pulse to a Two-Year Low

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse came in at 60.5 in October 2022. The index, which combines the results of

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One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

    One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Omdia, the technology research and advisory group,

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Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

    Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

92% of Irish whiskey producers have said that supply chain delays have negatively impacted on their recent production output and

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