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JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

    JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

JLR has unveil its new Future Energy Lab, a £250 million state of the art electric vehicle (EV) test facility, as it prepares to launch nine pure electric luxury models

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Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

    Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

Ornua, the owner of Kerrygold, has unveiled a new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park, its flagship butter production facility in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and global home of Ireland’s most

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Unlocking efficiency: AI’s transformative role in warehousing

    Unlocking efficiency: AI’s transformative role in warehousing

Everybody is talking about Artificial Intelligence but what are its potential applications for warehousing and supply chain? Edward Napier-Fenning, Sales & Marketing Director of leading supply chain software company Balloon,

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HID opens new logistic center in Shannon, Ireland

    HID opens new logistic center in Shannon, Ireland

HID, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has opened its new Logistics Center in Shannon, Ireland. The new facility is HID’s second largest Logistics Center, supporting 55 countries across

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Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

    Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

Pioneering bus manufacturer Wrightbus has secured a new order in Europe for its single deck zero-emission hydrogen bus. German-based bus operator West Verkehr has ordered a fleet of 12 Kite

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Almac Group releases details of £80 million expansion in Northern Ireland

    Almac Group releases details of £80 million expansion in Northern Ireland

The Almac Group, which provides a range of contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services globally, has announced details of an £80 million investment programme to build new extensive manufacturing, production

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Thermo Fisher Scientific doubles Cork laboratory capacity to help develop new medicines

    Thermo Fisher Scientific doubles Cork laboratory capacity to help develop new medicines

Thermo Fisher Scientific has officially opened an expanded laboratory at its Cork campus, effectively doubling its capacity that customers can access to develop medicines for cancer, lupus, diabetes, and psoriasis,

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Kieran Donoghue appointed Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland

    Kieran Donoghue appointed Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of Kieran Donoghue (pictured above) as Chief Executive Officer. Invest Northern Ireland works with individuals, companies and organisations in manufacturing and tradable services

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Fortescue accelerates the manufacture of zero emission technologies with the opening of new $23 million UK facility

    Fortescue accelerates the manufacture of zero emission technologies with the opening of new $23 million UK facility

Fortescue, the Australian integrated green technology, metals and energy company, has delivered a major boost to jobs, manufacturing, and green energy in the United Kingdom, with the opening of a

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Official commencement of major €166 million project for Rosslare Europort

    Official commencement of major €166 million project for Rosslare Europort

A sod-turning event has taken place to mark the commencement of works for Rosslare Europort Terminal 7 and enabling works. These upgrade works are necessary to provide permanent Brexit infrastructure

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Sterling Engineering establishes a base in Galway

    Sterling Engineering establishes a base in Galway

Sterling Engineering, a provider of outsourced engineering services for manufacturing companies across medical technologies, life science, automotive, food and beverage industries has announced that it plans to create 50 jobs

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Resilient UK food and drink manufacturers remain confident despite mounting challenges

    Resilient UK food and drink manufacturers remain confident despite mounting challenges

Eight in 10 (81%) leaders in the UK food and drink sector feel positive about the prospects of the industry over the coming year, but mounting pressures including the twin

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PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

    PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

PepsiCo, a global food and beverage leader, has announced a €39 million expansion of its manufacturing facilities at its site in Little Island, County Cork. The move follows the completion

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UK Manufacturing Growth – Building a competitive business environment

    UK Manufacturing Growth – Building a competitive business environment

Manufacturers are calling on the Chancellor to announce a major reform of the UK’s uncompetitive business tax and regulatory environment in the forthcoming Autumn Statement to boost business investment planning.

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Robotics OLP launch enables Digital Production Transformation

    Robotics OLP launch enables Digital Production Transformation

Visual Components, the developer of 3D simulation software, has launched Visual Components Robotics OLP. Via a single software, manufacturers can bring their technology deployments under one banner, improve robot utilisation

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Sinéad Crowther of Soothing Solutions announced as HPSU ‘Founder of the Year 2023’ at Enterprise Ireland awards

    Sinéad Crowther of Soothing Solutions announced as HPSU ‘Founder of the Year 2023’ at Enterprise Ireland awards

Sinéad Crowther (pictured right), Founder and CEO of Soothing Solutions, has been named the Enterprise Ireland High-Potential Start-Up (HPSU) Founder of the Year for 2023 at a recent awards event

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Meissner celebrates official opening of manufacturing facility in Castlebar, Ireland

    Meissner celebrates official opening of manufacturing facility in Castlebar, Ireland

Meissner Corporation has celebrated the official opening of its new 3,900 sq m (42,000 sq ft) manufacturing facility in County Mayo. Although the facility has been producing therapeutic manufacturing systems

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FANUC completes production of 1 millionth robot

    FANUC completes production of 1 millionth robot

Factory automation expert FANUC has celebrated a milestone achievement with the production of its one millionth industrial robot. The company, which supplies customers worldwide with a range of CNC systems,

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£41 million to enhance UK research and innovation clusters

    £41 million to enhance UK research and innovation clusters

From net zero buildings to agri-tech and semiconductors to photonics, 10 new projects will boost UK economic growth and address regional needs. The projects will combine some of the country’s

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DHL Supply Chain to drive biomethane use in its Irish transport network with €80 million investment in production

    DHL Supply Chain to drive biomethane use in its Irish transport network with €80 million investment in production

DHL Supply Chain plans to begin operating biomethane fuelled trucks with an investment worth €80 million into a dedicated biomethane production facility in Cork, run by Stream BioEnergy. Biomethane is

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Expanded Port of Aberdeen’s multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

    Expanded Port of Aberdeen’s multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost

Port of Aberdeen’s transformational £420 million expansion project has been officially opened, catalysing a multi-billion pound economic and jobs boost for Scotland. Already an economic powerhouse for the region, independent

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“Action Plan is our commitment to change” – Invest Nothern Ireland

    “Action Plan is our commitment to change” – Invest Nothern Ireland

The Department for the Economy has published an Action Plan in response to the Independent Review of Invest Northern Ireland. Since publication of the Review, teams from Invest NI and

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BAE Systems awarded funding of £3.95 billion

    BAE Systems awarded funding of £3.95 billion

The Ministry of Defence has awarded £3.95 billion of funding to BAE Systems for the next phase of the UK’s next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine programme, known as SSN-AUKUS. SSN-AUKUS will

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Industry and academia partnerships aim to boost UK economic growth

    Industry and academia partnerships aim to boost UK economic growth

Nine new regional partnerships between UK universities and manufacturing businesses will address industry-driven challenges and develop new technologies. The Early-Stage

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New US Advisory Board launched to support Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences Sector

    New US Advisory Board launched to support Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences Sector

Joe Kennedy III, the US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, has commended the launch of a new

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Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing performance as lower export sales hit total order books

    Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing performance as lower export sales hit total order books

September data revealed a setback for the Irish manufacturing sector as new orders fell at the fastest pace so far

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Intel’s €17 billion investment in Fab 34 will be transformative to Ireland’s advanced manufacturing sector

    Intel’s €17 billion investment in Fab 34 will be transformative to Ireland’s advanced manufacturing sector

IDA Ireland and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have welcomed the official opening of Intel’s Fab 34 at

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Henry Brothers awarded £30 million contract for new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

    Henry Brothers awarded £30 million contract for new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

A contractor has been appointed for the Queen’s University-led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), a £100 million Belfast Region City

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