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How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on Thursday, 13th of October 2022, will be the largest event of its kind

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Launchpads to deliver local growth through innovation support in the UK

    Launchpads to deliver local growth through innovation support in the UK

A pioneering initiative will build on local innovation strengths, supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to deliver jobs, growth, and higher productivity. The first Launchpad pilot areas have been announced

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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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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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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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FANUC Opens First Dedicated Irish Robotics Facility

    FANUC Opens First Dedicated Irish Robotics Facility

In response to increased demand from its Irish customer base, leading robotics and automation company FANUC will officially open the doors to its first ever dedicated facility in Ireland on

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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 University of Strathclyde, to manufacture the world’s first all-electric jet

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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 Auckland, County Durham. Under the revised issue 5 of the

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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. Operated by the University of Strathclyde, NMIS is a group

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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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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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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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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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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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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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B&B to Showcase Innovation at IMHX

    B&B to Showcase Innovation at IMHX

The biggest week of the year for logistics professionals is almost here. IMHX is the UK’s largest logistics exhibition and

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Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

    Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

Belfast Distillery Company is to invest £22.3 million at Crumlin Road Gaol. The major investment includes plans to regenerate the A

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Stryker advances its global additive manufacturing leadership with new facility in Ireland

    Stryker advances its global additive manufacturing leadership with new facility in Ireland

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has celebrated the official opening of the high-tech facility at Anngrove

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Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

    Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has confirmed that it is to receive funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation

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Bord Bia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

    Bord Bia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Bord Bia, the semi-state agency responsible for the promotion, trade development, and marketing of Irish food, drink, and horticulture in

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years

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Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

    Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

New warehouses and infrastructure growth are expected to fuel a rise in construction output by 2.5 per cent for 2022,

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Make UK Defence welcomes UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer

    Make UK Defence welcomes UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer

Make UK Defence, the national not-for-profit, member owned defence trade association, part of Make UK – has welcomed HMG Paints

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Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

    Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

Britvic has officially opened its most recent canning line at the soft drink manufacturer’s its largest production site at Rugby

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