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EPAL warns on Brexit pallet delays

    EPAL warns on Brexit pallet delays

Open-loop pallet pooler EPAL UK & Ireland has warned businesses exporting and importing to and from the UK to ensure their pallets do not cause delays to shipments, when the

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Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

    Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has reported strong levels of export performance by its client companies in 2019, up 8% to

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Abbey’s Food Grade Washbay in Hull reopens following complete refurbishment

    Abbey’s Food Grade Washbay in Hull reopens following complete refurbishment

Bulk food road tanker company Abbey Logistics has reopened its food grade wash bay in Hull following significant investment in the site. Located minutes from the Port of Hull, Abbey’s

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Ardmac acquires stake in modular builder Cental

    Ardmac acquires stake in modular builder Cental

Ardmac, the international construction specialist headquartered in Dublin, has taken a significant equity investment in Cental, a leading and fast-growth provider of advanced modular infrastructure to the Data Centre, Utilities and

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Dachser builds new location in Germany

    Dachser builds new location in Germany

Logistics provider Dachser has started construction on a new branch in Kassel, the economic centre of northern Hesse in Germany. Located in the Lohfelden commercial zone, the new transit terminal

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Europe is a global hub for innovation in 3D printing

    Europe is a global hub for innovation in 3D printing

European patent applications for additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, increased at an average annual rate of 36% from 2015 to 2018, a new study from the European

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New CEO For C&C Group

    New CEO For C&C Group

C&C Group, a leading, vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits, and soft drinks across the UK and Ireland, has appointed David

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New Hyundai Fork Truck distributor secures new deal with leading masonry manufacturer

    New Hyundai Fork Truck distributor secures new deal with leading masonry manufacturer

UK Midlands-based forklift truck sales and service provider, Compact Fork Trucks, are no strangers to the Hyundai brand and already have a large existing user portfolio which they have built

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ireland Online Conference & Exhibition – August 12th 2020

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ireland Online Conference & Exhibition – August 12th 2020

The manufacturing and supply chain sector in Ireland is experiencing a once in 100 year event that will have implications long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. The Manufacturing &

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Join the Carbon Online Conference & Exhibition – July 23rd 2020

    Join the Carbon Online Conference & Exhibition – July 23rd 2020

The challenge of closing the gap to our 2030 target, coupled with the broader policy objective of long-term decarbonisation across all sectors of the economy, requires both public and private

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Mini factories in containers help reduce face mask shortages

    Mini factories in containers help reduce face mask shortages

Protective masks have been in short supply in these times of coronavirus. An innovative containerised production facility that enables businesses and healthcare organisations to produce their own masks to order

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Combi-Ventilate – Turning one ventilator into multiple engineered ventilation stations

    Combi-Ventilate – Turning one ventilator into multiple engineered ventilation stations

The Irish manufacturer Combilift, best known for its range of space-saving forklifts and other handling solutions, has drawn on its expertise in engineering and software design to develop the Combi-Ventilate,

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Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

    Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over a decade during the past 12 weeks – increasing by

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UK Consortium to Produce Medical Ventilators

    UK Consortium to Produce Medical Ventilators

A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. The VentilatorChallengeUK

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UCL, UCLH and Formula One Develop Life-saving Breathing Aids For the NHS

    UCL, UCLH and Formula One Develop Life-saving Breathing Aids For the NHS

A breathing aid that can help keep Covid-19 patients out of intensive care, adapted by mechanical engineers at UCL (University College London) and clinicians at UCLH (University College London Hospitals)

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Ibstock Steps-up Forklift Safety With Doosan

    Ibstock Steps-up Forklift Safety With Doosan

Ibstock plc is a leading manufacturer of innovative clay and concrete building products. With 38 manufacturing plants in the UK, the business supplies the construction sector under such well-known brands

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UK Aid and Unilever to Target a Billion People in Global Handwashing Campaign

    UK Aid and Unilever to Target a Billion People in Global Handwashing Campaign

The UK Government is working with Unilever, the fast moving consumer goods manufacturer, to fund a global programme to urgently tackle the spread of coronavirus. The programme will reach up

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Irish Economy to Fall into Recession in 2020 as a Result of Covid-19

    Irish Economy to Fall into Recession in 2020 as a Result of Covid-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest threat that the Irish economy has faced since the financial crisis, according to the ESRI (Economic and Social Reasearch Instritute). At present, the

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Further Expansion by Healthcare 21

    Further Expansion by Healthcare 21

Cork-headquartered Healthcare 21 Group (HC21), one of Europe’s leading healthcare specialist sales, marketing and solutions providers, has strengthened its UK operations with the acquisition of Cardio Solutions (UK) Ltd. The acquisition

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Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

    Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 50.6 in February, down slightly from 50.9 in January and

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New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers

    New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers

The European Commission has adopted the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan. It is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal and aims to make the EU economy

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Pinergy and eLight Launch Light as a Service Offer For Businesses

    Pinergy and eLight Launch Light as a Service Offer For Businesses

Pinergy, the smart energy company which provides 100% green electricity, has formally launched an exciting new partnership with eLight, the Irish company that provides “Light as a Service” (LaaS). The

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2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October

    2020 National Construction Summit Postponed Until 22nd October

As a result of the uncertainty caused by the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 6th annual National Construction Summit, which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020, will

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Vivid Edge Wins the Sustainability Award at 2020 SFA National Small Business Awards

    Vivid Edge Wins the Sustainability Award at 2020 SFA National Small Business Awards

Vivid Edge, the energy efficiency specialist company, has won the Sustainability Category Award at the 2020 SFA National Small Business

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Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

    Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

Enterprise Ireland has published a Guide to assist affected exporting companies in transitioning through the immediate and critical challenges that

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Practical Steps Businesses Can Take to Help Cope With the Covid-19 Crisis

    Practical Steps Businesses Can Take to Help Cope With the Covid-19 Crisis

The Government has advised businesses experiencing financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19 to take the following steps: Contact your

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Enterprise Ireland’s New Part-time Key Manager Grant Aims to Grow Number of Women in Senior Positions

    Enterprise Ireland’s New Part-time Key Manager Grant Aims to Grow Number of Women in Senior Positions

Enterprise Ireland has launched a new grant which will facilitate the recruitment of part-time senior managers in client companies. While

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Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US

    Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US

Kerry Group, the leading international taste and nutrition company, has confirmed that it is to invest $125 million in its

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A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

    A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

The European Commission has presented a new Strategy to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and

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Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Government has announced details on the package of supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Department of Business, Enterprise

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Protecting the Environment and Climate is Important For Over 90% of European Citizens

    Protecting the Environment and Climate is Important For Over 90% of European Citizens

According to a new Eurobarometer survey, 94% of citizens in all EU Member States say that protecting the environment is

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Digital Realty Expands Dublin Data Centre in Preparation For Tech Boom

    Digital Realty Expands Dublin Data Centre in Preparation For Tech Boom

Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data centre, co-location and interconnection solutions, has officially opened its Clonshaugh data centre,

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Reduction in Overall Carbon Emissions But Transport and Home Heating Increases put Ireland well off Target

    Reduction in Overall Carbon Emissions But Transport and Home Heating Increases put Ireland well off Target

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has published its Energy-Related CO2 Emissions in Ireland report. The report shows that energy-related CO2 emissions

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Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

    Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

The Irish grocery market maintained steady growth of 1.3% during the 12 weeks to 23 February 2020, the latest figures

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Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

    Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

A survey conducted by Enterprise Ireland of client companies exporting to the UK has revealed that 92% see opportunities for

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The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

    The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, has officially opened the highly anticipated new Gravity Bar. Developed over three

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Output Sports Closes €1.3 Million Seed Investment Round

    Output Sports Closes €1.3 Million Seed Investment Round

Output Sports, a University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has closed a €1.3 million seed funding round. The funding round

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Australian Firm Chooses Dungannon For New Manufacturing Facility

    Australian Firm Chooses Dungannon For New Manufacturing Facility

Adelaide-based Dynamic Equipment Ltd, owned by Australian native Daniel Ritchie, has chosen Dungannon as the location for a new manufacturing facility,

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Enterprise Ireland Approves €1.14 Million Co-funding For Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Competitive Challenges

    Enterprise Ireland Approves €1.14 Million Co-funding For Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Competitive Challenges

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has approved a total of €1.14 million joint funding to drive collaborative projects, or ‘Challenges’, between innovative

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Glofox Shapes the Fitness Industry With New Belfast R&D Centre

    Glofox Shapes the Fitness Industry With New Belfast R&D Centre

Glofox, a Dublin fitness management software company, is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time. The company is creating a

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Construction Work Commences on New Dublin Railway Station

    Construction Work Commences on New Dublin Railway Station

Construction is now underway on the new Pelletstown Station in West Dublin. The newest station on the Iarnród Éireann network is

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Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

    Winners of the Irish Planning Awards 2020

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI) has announced the winners of the 2020 Planning Awards. Limerick City and County Council’s ‘Living

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Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US

    Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched the first consumer promotion of Irish beef in the USA to date, giving

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SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

    SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

In future-oriented fields such as laboratory automation or biotechnology the requirements placed on the cleaning of production facilities and their

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New Derry Software Development Centre For Deveire

    New Derry Software Development Centre For Deveire

Limerick-based technology company, Deveire, is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time with a Software Development Centre in Londonderry.

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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue – the National

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Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

    Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

With 150,000 people working in construction in Ireland and the sector experiencing annual growth of 10%, a sustainable safety culture

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Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

    Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

With the 2020s set to be the most disruptive decade yet for business leaders, a new report from Veris Strategies

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Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

    Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

Armagh-based refrigeration company, Cross Refrigeration, has secured its first contract in Melbourne, Australia estimated to be worth over £7 million.

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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

    Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby

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Web Aggregator Seopa Expands Team in Ambitious Plan to Double Revenue

    Web Aggregator Seopa Expands Team in Ambitious Plan to Double Revenue

Seopa Ltd is to create 31 new jobs as part of its latest growth plans as it targets new markets. Headquartered

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€24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

    €24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €24 million

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155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

    155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

Coleraine-based manufacturer Maine Surface Finishing is creating 155 jobs in a major £9.5 million expansion. The company provides powder coating

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The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality

    The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming commonplace due to its increasing popularity in the gaming industry. Companies within industry are also

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Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant

    Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant

Coca-Cola HBC has commissioned a new ‘canning line’ at its plant in Lisburn. The canning line is the second of

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Dublin to Become Mastercard’s Technology Hub For Europe

    Dublin to Become Mastercard’s Technology Hub For Europe

Mastercard has announced its plans to create 1500 jobs in the next three to five years as it significantly grows

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3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

    3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

Cloud solutions company, 3EN Cloud Ltd, is doubling its headcount with 16 new jobs at its Holywood offices in County Down

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Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

    Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey passed a record 8 million cases in the twelve months to December 2019 as the

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