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Tayto Group bags a spot in Asda’s Scottish ‘aisles’

    Tayto Group bags a spot in Asda’s Scottish ‘aisles’

Northern Ireland-based Tayto Group has secured a deal with Asda to list three additional lines of crisps, including two new products, in 50 of the retailer’s stores across Scotland. The

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Independent Robotics Advisors Gain & Co Launch UK Operation to Transform Manufacturing Industry

    Independent Robotics Advisors Gain & Co Launch UK Operation to Transform Manufacturing Industry

The need for robots and automation is increasing rapidly among businesses in the UK. To meet demand and help transform the industry, independent advisors Gain & Co are launching their

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Ortec officially opens European headquarters in County Limerick

    Ortec officially opens European headquarters in County Limerick

Ortec, Inc., a leading supplier of custom formulation and manufacturing services to the life science industry, has officially opened its European Headquarters, Manufacturing and Operations Centre in Newcastle West, County

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MeiraGTx formally unveils industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Ireland

    MeiraGTx formally unveils industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Ireland

MeiraGTx Holdings Plc, a vertically integrated, clinical stage gene therapy company, has formally unveiled its GMP manufacturing facility in Shannon. The facility, online since earlier this year and stretching over

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AbbVie announces a €60 million expansion as company’s Cork facility marks 20th anniversary

    AbbVie announces a €60 million expansion as company’s Cork facility marks 20th anniversary

AbbVie, a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company with a significant presence across eight Irish locations, has announced a €60 million investment at its manufacturing site in Cork. The expansion,

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New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

    New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

Projects are being sought to share £5 million in funding and improve power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) manufacturing supply chains in the UK. Run by Innovate UK the ‘PEMD

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UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

    UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

The latest UK Food and Beverage Sector M&A report from corporate finance house, Oghma Partners, shows that UK Food and Beverage M&A market activity in T2 2022 (May–August) saw a

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Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

    Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

Following years of significant planning, investment and development, the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has officially launched its new state-of-the-art Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. The launch of CCT

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland UC, a global leader in eye health and part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, has announced an expansion of its existing facility in Plassey,

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100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

    100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

ICS Medical Devices, a leading catheter design & manufacturing services provider, has officially opened its new manufacturing and R&D facility in Galway. The company also announced plans to create 100

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STFC celebrates £100 million raised by space tech start-ups

    STFC celebrates £100 million raised by space tech start-ups

UK start-ups at the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) have raised over £100 million in equity investment collectively. Part of the world’s largest business

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IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

    IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

IDA Ireland has launched two online self-assessment tools for client companies that will help companies assess current activities that enable advanced manufacturing or digitalisation of services, in addition to helping

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Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

    Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

A manufacturer of juice dispensers is using augmented reality to transform its sales process, drive productivity and create new jobs. GenerationJuice, based in Bromborough, Liverpool City Region, makes app-driven drink

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Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

    Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

The Irish government recently announced ambitious new sectoral emissions ceilings, setting Ireland on a pathway to turn the tide on climate change. Dublin-based company, Manhattan Peanuts Ltd, best known for

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

The 2022 IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, were revealed at a special ceremony and gala dinner held recently at the Kilashee Hotel,

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Kirby announces latest Senior Management Appointments

    Kirby announces latest Senior Management Appointments

Leading Irish Mechanical and Electrical engineering company Kirby Group Engineering has announced seven additions to its senior management team. The family-founded firm is continually looking to build on its reputation

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West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

    West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has appointed battery industry technology expert Richard Moore (pictured) to spearhead its strategy and global contact with leading cell manufacturers. This key appointment will support

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NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

    NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has commenced construction work on an ambitious expansion of its existing facility in Dublin, Ireland. This expansion will increase NIBRT’s capacity

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Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

    Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

Leeds-based CO2Sustain is reminding carbonated drinks manufacturers that its patented additive can cut by 12% the amount of CO2 needed to add fizz during production, helping to mitigate the pressure on CO2 supplies while maintaining the

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready for scale-up to support the growth of manufacturing and expansion

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Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

    Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

Scotland’s space sector has declared its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment through the publication of a new sustainable space roadmap, the first of its kind on Earth.

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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

    Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector and Government to improve education, simplify product labelling and to

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Horizon Therapeutics to Expand its Development and Manufacturing Facility in Ireland

    Horizon Therapeutics to Expand its Development and Manufacturing Facility in Ireland

Horizon Therapeutics plc has submitted a planning application to expand its development and manufacturing facility in Waterford, Ireland, to add new drug substance biologics development and manufacturing capabilities. The planned

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University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

    University of Strathclyde graduates on track to deliver the world’s first all-electric jet engine

Scottish start-up Mako Aerospace based in Dunfermline, has teamed up with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), operated by the

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Durham Box awarded highest BRC grade

    Durham Box awarded highest BRC grade

Leading corrugated packaging manufacturer, Durham Box, has been awarded a AA grade BRC certification for its manufacturing site in Bishop

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National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

    National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has appointed former UKRI Made Smarter Innovation Challenge Director, Chris Courtney, as Chief Executive Officer.

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Groundbreaking testbed network applying advanced tech to help businesses navigate increasingly complex supply chains

    Groundbreaking testbed network applying advanced tech to help businesses navigate increasingly complex supply chains

Supply chain woes could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new series of world-first national digital

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Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

    Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced it will invest

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UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

    UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

UKRI’s corporate plan demonstrates how the world-class research and innovation UKRI supports will drive economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits

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Out of control energy bills are now business threatening for 60% of British manufacturers

    Out of control energy bills are now business threatening for 60% of British manufacturers

Britain’s manufacturers are warning that their energy costs have already spiralled out of control, with nearly half reporting that their

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New state-of-the-art headquarters for Activ8 Solar Energies

    New state-of-the-art headquarters for Activ8 Solar Energies

Activ8 Solar Energies, the largest supplier of solar PV units in Ireland and exclusive solar partner to SSE Airtricity, has officially opened

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Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

    Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited and Glanbia Ireland, a world-class food and nutrition business, will in future be known as Tirlán,

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Rahi further invests in Irish region

    Rahi further invests in Irish region

Rahi, a leading global IT systems integrator, whose European sales headquarters have been based in Limerick since 2015, has announced

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Orbex to hire new staff in final countdown to UK rocket launch

    Orbex to hire new staff in final countdown to UK rocket launch

UK-based launch services company Orbex is hiring an additional fifty staff members over the next six months. The new team

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UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

    UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

Builders merchants recorded the highest revenue since their building index began in 2014 for the second quarter of this year despite

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Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

    Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Irish Government has launched the second call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the agri-food sector. The

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UK manufacturing output falls

    UK manufacturing output falls

UK manufacturing output fell for the first time since February 2021 in the three months to August, with no growth

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First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

    First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

SSE Renewables and its partner TotalEnergies has announced first power generation from the Seagreen offshore wind farm, 27 km off

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Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

    Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

Consumers globally are preparing to hunker down for a long financial squeeze, as the increasing cost of living and geopolitical

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Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

    Britishvolt announces management changes as CEO steps down

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has announced a transition within its management team, aligned to the company’s growth plans and 2050

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Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

    Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

Tipperary firm Clancy Construction is the first firm to secure approval under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative.  The initiative

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Invest NI marks 20 years in business

    Invest NI marks 20 years in business

Invest Northern Ireland is marking 20 years of supporting business growth across Northern Ireland. Since establishing in 2002 Invest Northern

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Xerotech to create 50 new jobs at its Galway facility

    Xerotech to create 50 new jobs at its Galway facility

Xerotech, a leading supplier of advanced battery systems, has announced a significant expansion of its operations at its Claregalway manufacturing

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Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

    Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

The Irish SME Association (ISME) is calling on the Government to provide greater levels of support for SME businesses in

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Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

    Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

15 innovative new projects have been announced to improve resource and energy efficiency in UK’s foundation industry companies and supply

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PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

    PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demonstrations of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, https://www.ppmashow.co.uk/ is set

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Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

    Loop Energy grows European footprint with UK expansion

Loop Energy, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cells for commercial mobility, will extend its presence in Europe by

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Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

    Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council’s planning committee has approved one of the biggest investments in advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland –

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AFRC Forging ahead

    AFRC Forging ahead

Six major players in the forging and forming industries have joined the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC),

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Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

    Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

The rapid global expansion of Irish warehousing innovators Moffett Automated Storage has led to the announcement of 30 new specialist

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, has announced the finalists for the IMR Manufacturing &

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Rhenus Ireland announces new Galway facility

    Rhenus Ireland announces new Galway facility

Rhenus Ireland has announced plans to build a brand-new site at the Rhenus Parkmore facility in Galway, western Ireland. Once

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UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

    UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

Hospitality businesses face a damaging combination of mounting costs and supply problems, CGA and Fourth’s new Business Confidence Survey reveals. The exclusive

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Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

    Abbott to invest €440 million in expanding Irish operations

Leading global healthcare company Abbott is to construct a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Kilkenny and further invest in its

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Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

    Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

The sod has been turned at the Boyne Valley Food Hub, a flagship project of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

    Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has

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Northern Ireland exporters up, but revenues down

    Northern Ireland exporters up, but revenues down

According to the latest UK Exporter Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), Northern

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Irish manufacturing output falls for second month running in July

    Irish manufacturing output falls for second month running in July

The latest PMI® survey data from AIB highlighted continued challenges across the Irish manufacturing sector in July. Output declined for

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