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Mars UK to introduce new £350 million sustainable logistics operation

    Mars UK to introduce new £350 million sustainable logistics operation

Mars UK has announced a multi-year partnership with logistics leader DHL. The landmark project will see the construction of two state-of-the-art warehousing facilities and the creation of a world class

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CMA breaks up motor parts merger

    CMA breaks up motor parts merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will require TVS Europe Distribution to sell 3G in order to protect competition in the commercial vehicle and trailer parts sector. Following an in-depth

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CCPC Publishes 2020 Annual Merger and Acquisitions Statistics

    CCPC Publishes 2020 Annual Merger and Acquisitions Statistics

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in Ireland has published its annual merger report including statistics on the number of mergers and acquisitions notified and decided in 2020. All

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Automation & Robotics/IOT & Industry 4.0 Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – January 21st

    Automation & Robotics/IOT & Industry 4.0 Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – January 21st

The Automation & Robotics/IOT & Industry 4.0 Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, January 21st. The event is the latest in the Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar

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Abergavenny Fine Food Co. sells blended cheese business to focus on growth areas

    Abergavenny Fine Food Co. sells blended cheese business to focus on growth areas

Welsh food manufacturer The Abergavenny Fine Food Co. has sold its blended cheese business to Somerdale International, the British cheese exporter. The move will enable The Abergavenny Fine Food Co.

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Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

    Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that the value of exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture were held to a marginal 2%

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Valeo Foods Group acquires leading German confectionery business

    Valeo Foods Group acquires leading German confectionery business

Valeo Foods Group has acquired Schluckwerder Holding, the leading specialist producer of confectionery products popular throughout Germany and internationally, from German mid-market private equity firm Novum Capital. With this latest

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HMG Paints gains Made in Britain Accreditation

    HMG Paints gains Made in Britain Accreditation

HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent paint manufacturer, has attained Made in Britain accreditation. The company will now carry the Made in Britain collective mark across its packaging and products

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Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

    Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) published by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and BDO shows that almost 7 in 10 members (69%) believe that prospects

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Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

    Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

Fears over the impact of the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU and the attractiveness of the UK for both investment and talent are clouding the outlook for manufacturers

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Unilever and Innova Partnerships one step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

    Unilever and Innova Partnerships one step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality. The world first breakthrough has

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Eight Fifty Food Group Acquires Carroll’s Cuisine

    Eight Fifty Food Group Acquires Carroll’s Cuisine

Eight Fifty Food Group, a leading supplier of both branded and own-label seafood and pork controlled by CapVest Partners, the international private equity investor, has acquired Carroll’s Cuisine from Carlyle

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Foresight makes £4 million investment into MR Machine Knives to boost growth plans

    Foresight makes £4 million investment into MR Machine Knives to boost growth plans

MR Machine Knives, a Sheffield-based manufacturer of machine knives has secured a £4 million investment from private equity firm Foresight Group. M.R Machine Knives supplies a range of knives for

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Morrisons orders 150 of Tiger Trailers’ fresh solutions with versatility and efficiency at the heart

    Morrisons orders 150 of Tiger Trailers’ fresh solutions with versatility and efficiency at the heart

The UK’s fourth largest supermarket, WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, is in the process of welcoming 150 innovative and eye-catching Tiger trailers to its operations in a move that marks a

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s unique exposure to the impact of Brexit. The new Capital

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UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

    UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

Following the conclusion and provisional ratification of the UK EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, which came into force on 1 January 2021, the UK Government has published updated guidance on

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Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

    Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

The latest Commentary by the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) highlights a significant recovery in the Irish economy in Q3 coinciding with the easing of restrictions over this period.

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Grote Company Announces Move, Expansion of European HQ

    Grote Company Announces Move, Expansion of European HQ

Grote Company, an industrial food slicing and assembly equipment manufacturer, has moved their European office from Wrexham to Deeside. The new location accommodates growing staff and manufacturing capabilities, including its

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Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

    Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, and Reliance Automation have joined forces to support Irish food businesses considering automation. Recent advances in technology mean robotic automation is now

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Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

    Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products. The extraction unit at the Meade

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Irish Space Technology Company Unveils New Real-Time Operating System for Spacecraft Microcontrollers

    Irish Space Technology Company Unveils New Real-Time Operating System for Spacecraft Microcontrollers

O.C.E. Technology, an Irish space technology company, has announced that it has successfully demonstrated OCEOS, a new real-time operating system for microcontrollers on spacecraft, at the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Datapac enables Combilift to reach for the cloud with new digital solution

    Datapac enables Combilift to reach for the cloud with new digital solution

Datapac, Ireland’s leading technology solutions and services provider, has enabled warehouse solutions and forklift manufacturer Combilift to move to a digitised environment with a number of bespoke cloud and disaster recovery

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Ornua Ingredients Europe unveils new pizza cheese range targeted at £2.1 billion UK pizza delivery market

    Ornua Ingredients Europe unveils new pizza cheese range targeted at £2.1 billion UK pizza delivery market

Ornua Ingredients Europe has unveiled a new range of pizza cheeses through its Spinneyfields brand. The Spinneyfields, Consistent Shred™ Pizza Cheese has been developed for the pizza delivery market, worth

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Aerogen Wins Irish Medtech Company of the Year 2020

    Aerogen Wins Irish Medtech Company of the Year 2020

The Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the medtech sector, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland have announced that

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Irish whiskey industry invested €1.55 billion in all-island economy over last 10 years

    Irish whiskey industry invested €1.55 billion in all-island economy over last 10 years

The Irish industry invested €1.55 billion in the all-island economy from 2010 to 2020, while the value of Irish whiskey

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adi Automotive automates into the future with staffing and facility growth

    adi Automotive automates into the future with staffing and facility growth

The automotive wing of a Birmingham engineering business is enjoying the fruits of its labour after moving into a repurposed

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Manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

    Manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

Manufacturers are risking wasted time, money and effort adopting digital technology without a strategic plan for digital transformation, research by

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Crust and Crumb to invest over £5 million

    Crust and Crumb to invest over £5 million

Crust and Crumb, the Fermanagh-based bakery, has announced a major £5.8 million investment. The investment will allow the company to

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November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

    November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

The Irish manufacturing sector regained some momentum in the penultimate month of 2020 as business confidence improved, the November PMI®

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Resilient FY20 Performance by Greencore

    Resilient FY20 Performance by Greencore

Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, has reported a 12.5% fall in revenue to £1.265

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Irish life sciences company announces rebrand to Lynoslife as it continues to scale

    Irish life sciences company announces rebrand to Lynoslife as it continues to scale

Cosmetic Creations, the Irish life sciences company, has announced it is rebranding to Lynoslife. The announcement comes after three years of

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Kerry Group appoints new CEO for its Europe Taste & Nutrition division

    Kerry Group appoints new CEO for its Europe Taste & Nutrition division

Kerry Group has announced the appointment of Thomas Hahlin Ahlinder to the role of President and CEO, Taste & Nutrition,

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Nicola Mitchell of Life Scientific named 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

    Nicola Mitchell of Life Scientific named 2020 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Nicola Mitchell (pictured above), founder and Chief Executive of Life Scientific has been named the International and overall 2020 EY Entrepreneur

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Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

    Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

In October, the pace of the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus fell behind the global benchmark for the first time

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Manufacturing Online 365 Exhibition is Open

    Manufacturing Online 365 Exhibition is Open

The Manufacturing Online 365 Exhibition has been launched by Dublin-based Premier Publishing & Events in order to keep the manufacturing

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Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

    Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

Skillnet Ireland has launched their new strategy, Transforming Business Through Talent 2021-2025. The strategy sets out ambitious targets over the course

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Abbey Logistics Group renews long-term parnership

    Abbey Logistics Group renews long-term parnership

Abbey Logistics Group, the UK’s largest provider of bulk food road tanker services, has renewed its long-term partnership with British

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Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

    Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

EY has revised upwards its mid-year forecasts for the Republic of Ireland in the firm’s latest Economic Eye as the resilience of

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Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

    Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink industry in Ireland, has published new economic

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Saica Flex Enniskillen invests over £1 million in a state-of-the-art equipment

    Saica Flex Enniskillen invests over £1 million in a state-of-the-art equipment

Leading flexible packaging experts Saica Flex Enniskillen has invested in a Bobst CL850 lamination machine, transforming its offer while supporting

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New Commercial Director at Britvic Ireland

    New Commercial Director at  Britvic Ireland

Britvic Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading soft drinks companies and home to iconic favourites MiWadi, Ballygowan and Club, has announced

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Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

    Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

As a precautionary measure, Diageo is recalling its newly launched new non-alcoholic beer – Guinness 0.0 – in Great Britain

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Ornua Foods UK announces £3 million investment at Leek cheese packing facility

    Ornua Foods UK announces £3 million investment at Leek cheese packing facility

Ornua Foods UK, the major supplier of cheese and butter to leading UK retailers, has announced a £3 million investment

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Applied Automation opens Universal Robots’ first Authorised Training Centre in Wales

    Applied Automation opens Universal Robots’ first Authorised Training Centre in Wales

Universal Robots has announced that Applied Automation has opened a dedicated Authorised Training Centre at its headquarters in Cardiff. The facility

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Irish companies unite to ramp up production of Covid-19 testing kits and PPE

    Irish companies unite to ramp up production of Covid-19 testing kits and PPE

Two Irish companies — SL Controls and SteriPack — are working together to bring swab testing kits for Covid-19 to

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Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

    Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

Leaders in Scotland’s food and drink industry have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him and the

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Britvic appoints new Commercial Sustainability Director

    Britvic appoints new Commercial Sustainability Director

Britvic has appointed Tom Fiennes as the new Commercial Sustainability Director for Great Britain, as the company continues its ongoing commitment

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GEA Purger ready for Propane use

    GEA Purger ready for Propane use

GEA has launched the latest version of its Purger for refrigeration plants that uses the environmentally-friendly natural refrigerant R290 (propane).

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Irish Biotechnology Company selected for prestigious health tech accelerator programme

    Irish Biotechnology Company selected for prestigious health tech accelerator programme

Valitacell, an Irish biotechnology SME, has been selected by as one of 11 high potential global start-ups to join the

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South West growth strategy delivers jobs and new facility for engineering company

    South West growth strategy delivers jobs and new facility for engineering company

The growth strategy of a UK engineering business, targeted at South West England’s food and beverage sector, has paid early

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Pfizer announces €300 million investment in Irish operations

    Pfizer announces €300 million investment in Irish operations

Pfizer has announced approximately €300 million capital investment in its Irish operations which will support the further development of existing

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Ingredients manufacturer Treatt partners with Siemens to power digitalisation at new global headquarters

    Ingredients manufacturer Treatt partners with Siemens to power digitalisation at new global headquarters

Treatt, an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets, has partnered with Siemens

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DesignPro Automation leads with Ireland’s first Robotic Welding Course

    DesignPro Automation leads with Ireland’s first Robotic Welding Course

Automation specialist DesignPro Automation has teamed up with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board to offer Ireland’s first certified

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NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

    NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

A new survey conducted by Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, in partnership

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Diageo introduces ‘Guinness 0.0’

    Diageo introduces ‘Guinness 0.0’

Diageo has launched Guinness 0.0, a new non-alcoholic beer from the brewers at St James’s Gate in Dublin that boasts

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Winners of the 2020 SEAI Energy Awards announced

    Winners of the 2020 SEAI Energy Awards announced

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of the 2020 SEAI Energy Awards during an online

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Setanta invests in R&D to win over £1 million of contracts in GB and France

    Setanta invests in R&D to win over £1 million of contracts in GB and France

Setanta Construction has won lucrative new contracts in GB and France following investment in Research & Development. The SME, which

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New Brexit Readiness Checker launched in Ireland

    New Brexit Readiness Checker launched in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched the new online Enterprise Ireland Brexit Readiness Checker to help businesses get ready for the UK’s

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