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The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

    The Future of Manufacturing: Five Key Trends to Watch Out for in 2024

Technological advancements, climate change, and geopolitical tensions have transformed the global manufacturing landscape in recent decades. Along the way, academics and industry experts have explored concepts such as Industry 4.0

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Piramal Pharma Solutions commemorates opening of its £45 million ADC manufacturing expansion in Scotland

    Piramal Pharma Solutions commemorates opening of its £45 million ADC manufacturing expansion in Scotland

Piramal Pharma Solutions (PPS), a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) and part of Piramal Pharma Ltd has celebrated the opening of its expanded antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) manufacturing facility at

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£11 million awarded to support UK battery technology innovation

    £11 million awarded to support UK battery technology innovation

Twenty battery tech innovators have been awarded grants of up to £907,000 by UKRI’s Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC). The FBC aims to accelerate the development and commercialisation of state-of-the-art battery

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C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

    C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

The petfood division of ABP Food Group, C&D Foods, has announced an investment of €48 million for its flagship facility at Edgeworthstown, County Longford. The investment, which includes the creation

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Busting the automation myths: 7 reasons to embrace robotics

    Busting the automation myths: 7 reasons to embrace robotics

By Carl Patrick, Robot Sales Manager – Machine Tool Automation, FANUC UK The UK is currently the world’s sixth largest economy and eighth largest manufacturing nation[1]. But despite being the

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£12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

    £12 million to deliver UK’s national battery materials scale up facility

The faraday battery challenge (FBC) has awarded the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult £12 million to deliver the facility through its centres. The HVM Catapult’s centres are: Centre for Process

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IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

    IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

IDA Ireland has reported strong annual results for 2023 showing an increased number of investments, steady levels of employment across the FDI sector, robust regional investment and strong performance across

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Alkermes to sell Athlone facility to Novo Nordisk for $92.5 million

    Alkermes to sell Athlone facility to Novo Nordisk for $92.5 million

Alkermes plc, a global biopharmaceutical company,  has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its development and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland to Novo Nordisk, a leading global healthcare company.

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Irish domestic economy continues to grow despite GDP contraction in 2023

    Irish domestic economy continues to grow despite GDP contraction in 2023

Global economic conditions continue to moderate as 2023 comes to an end. While the underlying Irish economy continues to grow, external sources of growth are slowing, according to the ESRI’s

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Majority of Irish SMEs confident about 2024

    Majority of Irish SMEs confident about 2024

A new economic survey, by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has found that 80% of SMEs are either as confident or more confident about their business prospects for

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Kerry Group agrees €150 million acquisition

    Kerry Group agrees €150 million acquisition

Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire part of the global lactase enzyme business of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S and

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Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

    Multi-million-pound funding boost for medical device innovation in Scotland

Scottish companies are to benefit from three years of further support from the Medical Device Manufacturing Centre. The Medical Device Manufacturing Centre (MDMC) has been awarded £3.35 million of additional

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Bolton-based Irish Freight Solutions spreads its wings into Nottingham

    Bolton-based Irish Freight Solutions spreads its wings into Nottingham

Irish Freight Solutions (IFS), a well-known player in the freight brokerage world, has established itself within the Bolton business landscape and is now taking steps to expand. The company has

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€33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme launched

    €33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme launched

KT Boost, a new four-year, €33.4 million knowledge transfer funding programme for Irish universities and technological universities (TUs), has been launched. Its objective is to support an increase in research

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New €16 million ‘Work IQ’ Innovation Centre opening in South Dublin in early 2024

    New €16 million ‘Work IQ’ Innovation Centre opening in South Dublin in early 2024

A €16 million purpose-built innovation centre, Work IQ, situated in Tallaght’s newly developed Innovation Quarter is on track to open early next year. Enquiries are now being taken at www.workiq.ie to register interest

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End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

    End of project marks new era for UK industrial decarbonisation

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the successful completion of a part-funded development and design phase for two projects. The two projects are Net Zero Teesside (NZT) Power and

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Costs rise for 94% of UK manufacturers as higher salaries needed to attract talent

    Costs rise for 94% of UK manufacturers as higher salaries needed to attract talent

Cost pressures are weighing heavily on manufacturers in the UK, with almost all having to offer higher salaries to attract in-demand talent. This is according to new research by Visual Components, the developer

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Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

    Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk to double capacity in 3D Concrete Printing and Cybersecurity Training to combat skills shortages

To combat the shortage of skilled personnel in modern methods of construction and cybersecurity to meet the evolving industry demand, LMETB’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence in Dundalk (AMTCE)

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BBSRC launches UK’s first bioscience prosperity partnership programme

    BBSRC launches UK’s first bioscience prosperity partnership programme

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will support 10 dynamic research collaborations between UK business and academia in its first round of prosperity partnership funding. From developing effective

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Irish manufacturing conditions stabilise in November

    Irish manufacturing conditions stabilise in November

Latest survey data from the AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® highlighted a stabilisation in overall business conditions, following modest downturns in September and October. Survey respondents commented on a slight uptick

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IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

    IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

IDA Ireland recently hosted an event marking the significant and substantial contribution of multinational companies to Ireland’s economy with a particular emphasis on the life sciences sector. Similar recognition has

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Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

    Ireland forecast to record strongest construction growth amongst 19 European countries as output declines across the Continent – Euroconstruct

Construction output in Ireland is forecast to grow at the strongest rate among 19 European countries, expanding by 3.2% this year and 4.4% in 2024. This comes at a time

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Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

    Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Bord Bia has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023. Gold Membership is given to companies, which

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