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Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

    Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced a partnership with Kezzler AS, a cloud-based product digitization and traceability platform, to help manufacturers

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British industry’s dependence on EU ebbs away

    British industry’s dependence on EU ebbs away

Britain’s manufacturers were seeing their dependence on the EU as an export market decline even before the impact of full departure and the agreement of a trade deal, according to

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New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

    New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is encouraging Irish SMEs to take control of their energy use with the launch of a new support scheme. The scheme will provide SMEs

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Invest NI describes 2020/21 as a year of business resilience

    Invest NI describes 2020/21 as a year of business resilience

Invest Northern Ireland has released its end of year results, including the final outturn against its four year business strategy and an overview of additional business support fast-tracked due to

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UK businesses forecast record growth in employment

    UK businesses forecast record growth in employment

UK business optimism continued to strengthen midway through the year, as expectations of a strong recovery enabled firms to plan a record increase in staffing levels over the next 12

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Scottish private sector ends second quarter with further rapid expansion

    Scottish private sector ends second quarter with further rapid expansion

Scottish private sector firms registered another solid performance during June, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI®, as looser COVID-19 restrictions continued to spur growth. The seasonally adjusted

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Cause for optimism as NI’s economic recovery gathers pace

    Cause for optimism as NI’s economic recovery gathers pace

Northern Ireland’s economic recovery strengthened during Q2 2021 with signs of confidence returning to both the manufacturing and services sectors, according to the most recent Quarterly Economic Survey from Northern

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Food manufacturers secure Made Smarter support

    Food manufacturers secure Made Smarter support

Food manufacturers have secured support from a programme helping businesses boost productivity and growth using digital tools. The latest businesses to sign up for support from the Made Smarter Adoption

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5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

    5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

5G-ENCODE, a pioneering project that aims to make the benefits of 5G a reality for UK manufacturers, has announced a new project partner Accedian, a leader in performance analytics and

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‘Irish Whiskey Global’ report launched

    ‘Irish Whiskey Global’ report launched

More international trade deals are key to the continued growth of the Irish Whiskey industry. That’s according to a new report launched by the Irish Whiskey Association. ‘Irish Whiskey Global’ is the

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UK manufacturer developing world class talent

    UK manufacturer developing world class talent

UK Soft drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks is leading the way with its World Class Operator programme, which looks to nurture and train the nation’s future manufacturing talent. The new programme, created

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition, organised by Premier Publishing & Events, was created for the manufacturing and supply chain community in Ireland – North and South –

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Kerry transforms with two €800+ million deals

    Kerry transforms with two €800+ million deals

Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, has agreed to acquire Hare Topco, trading as Niacet Corp, for €853 million and is simultaneously selling its Meats and Meals

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Clustering companies will strengthen Irish border region economy

    Clustering companies will strengthen Irish border region economy

IT Sligo is leading a new initiative, funded by Enterprise Ireland and in partnership with Letterkenny and Dundalk Institutes of Technologies, to strengthen collaboration between manufacturing companies across the border

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Electronic Shortages – June Update from Datalink Electronics

    Electronic Shortages – June Update from Datalink Electronics

As the rest of the world begins to return to “normal”, the electronics market is still reeling from the component shortages caused by the pandemic. Due mainly to factory closures,

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British Manufacturing growth forecast doubles to outpace economy overall

    British Manufacturing growth forecast doubles to outpace economy overall

Britain’s manufacturers are accelerating as growth prospects become significantly more positive for the rest of the year, according to a major survey published today by Make UK and business advisory

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New campaign aims to bring 40 additional FDI companies to Galway and the West over the next 5 years

    New campaign aims to bring 40 additional FDI companies to Galway and the West over the next 5 years

A new campaign aimed at attracting additional companies and investment to Galway and the west region has been launched. Why Galway is an initiative from Galway Chamber, which will seek to bring

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Automotive and aerospace quality excellence being transferred to other manufacturing sectors

    Automotive and aerospace quality excellence being transferred to other manufacturing sectors

Manufacturers in the rail, marine, defence and household good sectors can now benefit from more than 25 years of automotive and aerospace quality excellence as G&P is undergoing a proactive

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New Make UK/HSBC UK guide to help companies take first steps into new markets

    New Make UK/HSBC UK guide to help companies take first steps into new markets

Manufactured goods accounted for over half of UK total exports at the end of 2019 bringing in £687 billion for UK plc, but many smaller companies are still missing out

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Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

    Enterprise Ireland encourages companies to start planning for a green future now

Irish manufacturing and exporting companies have an important role to play in reducing emissions and building a more sustainable future and Enterprise Ireland has a range of green supports to

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Federation of Bakers to join Food and Drink Federation membership

    Federation of Bakers to join Food and Drink Federation membership

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is to join the Food and Drink Federation as the industry works together to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the sector. FoB represents

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ISME elects New Chair and National Council

    ISME elects New Chair and National Council

The Irish SME Association (ISME) has announced the election of Margaret O’Rourke Doherty (pictured) as the new Chair of the National Council for the 2021-2023 term. Margaret O’Rourke Doherty is

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Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

    Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

New research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP finds that deal activity in the food and beverage sector increased in the first quarter of 2021, recording

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UK Industry calls for targeted sectoral approach on Apprenticeship funding to support high value, high growth manufacturing jobs

    UK Industry calls for targeted sectoral approach on Apprenticeship funding to support high value, high growth manufacturing jobs

Britain’s manufacturers have called on Government to adopt a sectoral rethink on how levy money can be spent to boost

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Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

    Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

The Government has launched Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC) at Tyndall National Institute, the national institute for

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New Digital Transformation Programme to support over 1000 businesses across Northern Ireland

    New Digital Transformation Programme to support over 1000 businesses across Northern Ireland

Businesses across Northern Ireland will be able to enhance their productivity and digital capabilities through a new Digital Transformation Programme.

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Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

    Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime during the last 12 months, after thousands of organisations moved

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Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

    Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

Irish CEOs are leading the charge globally when it comes to continued investment in transformation programmes, according to the latest

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Valeo Foods sold to Bain Capital

    Valeo Foods sold to Bain Capital

Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, has signed a definitive agreement with CapVest to acquire Valeo

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Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

    Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

The discount channel accounts for 43% of retail growth across Europe and will add €34 billion in sales from 2020

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Joining Lean & Green puts CHEP Ireland on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% within five years

    Joining Lean & Green puts CHEP Ireland on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% within five years

Faced with advancing climate change, new regulations and possible financial penalties, companies around the world are tackling head-on, the challenge

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Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

    Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

As lockdown ends, and building is finally allowed to recommence, Irish construction may not be ready to meet the pent

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Modern Tyres to invest £5.6 million and create 23 jobs at new Newry manufacturing facility

    Modern Tyres to invest £5.6 million and create 23 jobs at new Newry manufacturing facility

Modern Tyres is creating 23 jobs as part of a £5.6 million investment to diversify its commercial products and services

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75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

    75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

Irish food SMEs are optimistic about their growth prospects, according to new research by Love Irish Food and PwC, which found

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Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

    Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and software, have announced a new cooperation to

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Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

    Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box is first to secure Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ certification

Smurfit Kappa’s innovative three litre Bag-in-Box packaging design has received Amazon’s “Frustration-Free Packaging” (FFP) certification. This is a world first

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€95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has announced that 29 exciting new projects have succeeded in securing funding under the third round of

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Made Smarter virtual factory tours to accelerate digital adoption

    Made Smarter virtual factory tours to accelerate digital adoption

Made Smarter’s technology adoption programme is deploying smart glasses to SME manufacturers to virtually fast track their digital adoption strategies

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New Climate Fund to Help Irish Businesses Adapt

    New Climate Fund to Help Irish Businesses Adapt

The Irish Government has launched the Climate Enterprise Action Fund with an initial allocation of €10 million. The Fund, which

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The Future of Crypto Investment in Europe

    The Future of Crypto Investment in Europe

In the first few months of 2021, prominent cryptocurrencies have experienced explosive upward growth. Business Insider remarked in March that

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Confidence around turnover and profitability is improving for both Northern Ireland manufacturing and service sectors

    Confidence around turnover and profitability is improving for both Northern Ireland manufacturing and service sectors

53% of Northern Ireland’s manufacturers are expecting to raise prices over the next quarter, the highest share recorded since the

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UK housebuilding surge fuels six-year high construction rise

    UK housebuilding surge fuels six-year high construction rise

UK construction activity boomed in March with the purchasing managers’ index reaching 61.7 – the highest reading since the second half of 2014. This

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Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

    Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

The Sustainability Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 29th. The event is the latest in the Online 365

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Investment set for ‘superdeduction’ boost for UK manufacturers

    Investment set for ‘superdeduction’ boost for UK manufacturers

The introduction of the ‘superdeduction’ tax incentive is set to provide a sharp boost to investment this year for manufacturers

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Chocolate maker finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter

    Chocolate maker finds the digital sweet spot with Made Smarter

A chocolate maker, supported by Made Smarter, is poised to experience a game-changing productivity increase by automating its manufacturing process.

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€338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

    €338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

The Government has announced funding of €338,000 to establish a new Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway for the North-East in Dundalk

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Future of Pharma Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 8th

    Future of Pharma Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 8th

The Future of Pharma Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 8th. The event is the latest in the

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Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor launched

    Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor launched

Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from either side of the border which came together recently to

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Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

    Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

Ireland has recorded mixed fortunes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the lowest rates per capita in Europe in mid-December 2020,

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Government backs Make UK move to kickstart next generation of talent

    Government backs Make UK move to kickstart next generation of talent

The Government has given its backing to efforts by Make UK to help the next generation of talent by boosting

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Enterprise Ireland announces new CEO

    Enterprise Ireland announces new CEO

The Board of Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for the development of Irish enterprise, has announced the appointment of

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Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

    Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth doubled in February, led by a strong performance from technology equipment manufacturers,

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Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

    Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examining the impact of the past year’s disruption on consumer products and retail (CP&R)

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British industry begins to move through the gears as recovery takes hold

    British industry begins to move through the gears as recovery takes hold

Britain’s manufacturers are beginning to move through the gears as growth prospects become more positive for the rest of the

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Automation driving the future of manufacturing

    Automation driving the future of manufacturing

In a global survey1 of 1650 large and small businesses in Europe, the US and China, 84 percent of businesses

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New support to help NI businesses improve supply chain resilience

    New support to help NI businesses improve supply chain resilience

Invest Northern Ireland has developed a new programme to help NI businesses improve their supply chains following the impact of

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3D printing for Stanley Black & Decker is 12x cheaper and 20x faster than casting and machining

    3D printing for Stanley Black & Decker is 12x cheaper and 20x faster than casting and machining

Galway based 3D Technology Ltd. sees demand surge for 3D printing solutions in Ireland    Stanley Black & Decker, an

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€2.9 million available for hauliers to choose cleaner fuel option

    €2.9 million available for hauliers to choose cleaner fuel option

Gas Networks Ireland has launched a €2.9 million Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Grant scheme to support the purchase of up

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