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Greencore Group appoints new CEO

    Greencore Group appoints new CEO

Greencore Group plc, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has appointed Dalton Philips as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. He will join the Group and the

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3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

    3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

A leading 3PL provider has extended its service offering to support the ongoing container challenges experienced by UK business. Carlton Forest 3PL, which operates across a variety of transport and

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Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

    Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

Valeo has produced its one hundred millionth automotive nearfield camera, which gives the car its rear and surround vision, at its Tuam site in Ireland, which employs about 850 people.

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Takeda celebrates opening of innovative cell therapy production facility in Ireland

    Takeda celebrates opening of innovative cell therapy production facility in Ireland

Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, has opened a cell therapy production facility at its Grange Castle site in Dublin. The commercial scale cell therapy production facility is

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Acquisition puts growth on the menu for Suffolk flavourings manufacturer

    Acquisition puts growth on the menu for Suffolk flavourings manufacturer

Suffolk-based food flavouring and extract manufacturer Omega Ingredients has been acquired by global fragrance and flavouring leader Robertet Group in a deal originated and supported by FRP Corporate Finance. Omega

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Breaking the Mould – Irish Company in ‘World First’ Innovation Partnership

    Breaking the Mould – Irish Company in ‘World First’ Innovation Partnership

Imagine a future where a bone break can be repaired by 3D-printing bones made from marine coral. That reality may come a lot sooner than one might think, thanks to

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CRH completes $3.8 billion deal

    CRH completes $3.8 billion deal

CRH plc has completed the divestment of its Building Envelope business for an enterprise value of $3.8 billion. The Building Envelope business provides architectural glass, storefront systems, architectural glazing systems

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Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

    Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, is to invest £88 million into Aberlour and Miltonduff, two of its strategic single malt distilleries. The investment will go into

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UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

    UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

Vivarail, a British rolling stock manufacturer, has sent a second set of battery train stock across the Atlantic, as the US looks set to break new ground with the “Pop-Up

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Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

    Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

Carbery Group, the West Cork-based international ingredients, flavours, and award-winning cheese producer, has reported a positive financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2021. Group turnover increased by 17% to

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HBAN syndicates lead €1.9 million investment in SymPhysis Medical

    HBAN syndicates lead €1.9 million investment in SymPhysis Medical

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced

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Amcor to expand healthcare packaging capabilities

    Amcor to expand healthcare packaging capabilities

Amcor, a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging solutions, has announced an investment to establish new thermoforming capabilities for medical packaging in its healthcare packaging facility at Sligo

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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

    i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time for innovation. The company, who previously won their first

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AERALIS partners with Hamble Aerostructures

    AERALIS partners with Hamble Aerostructures

Innovative British jet designer AERALIS has announced it is partnering with Hamble Aerostructures, an Aernnova Group company, for integrated manufacturing design support of the common core fuselage and canopy of

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Octopus Energy invests in Northern Irish heat pump manufacturer

    Octopus Energy invests in Northern Irish heat pump manufacturer

Octopus Energy Group has announced a strategic investment into heat pump manufacturer Renewable Energy Devices (RED), making heat pumps cheaper and better for UK customers. The multi-million pound deal sees

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Framespace to hire 150 more staff to accelerate Irish offsite housing supply

    Framespace to hire 150 more staff to accelerate Irish offsite housing supply

Framespace Solutions, Ireland’s fastest growing offsite housing supplier, has announced plans to hire 150 more staff as it officially opened a new manufacturing facility in Longford. The company, which already

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Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

    Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

Wolseley UK,  a leading specialist provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and utility products to trade customers, has announced the acquisition of leading heating, plumbing, tiling and bathroom businesses Heat Merchants,

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Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

    Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

The world expert in food-to-go hot-holding, Flexeserve, a brand of The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2022. Hailed by CEO, Jamie Joyce

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Boston Scientific invests €100 million to expand Galway campus

    Boston Scientific invests €100 million to expand Galway campus

Boston Scientific Corporation, a global leader in medical device technology, has unveiled a new €100 million expansion of its operations at Ballybrit in Galway. The expansion is expected to enable

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IoT Analytics & Energy company come together to address the sustainability challenge

    IoT Analytics & Energy company come together to address the sustainability challenge

Irish sustainability-tech company Cognition World, working with Energia, has launched Energia Connect360 – a real-time data analytics portal. The company has partnered with Energia, Ireland’s greenest electricity supplier, to provide

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BOWE GROUP appoints Paul Ward as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

    BOWE GROUP appoints Paul Ward as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

The BOWE GROUP, part of the Possehl Group and one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart automation and IoT software for over 75 years, has announced the appointment of

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Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

    Canon Group acquires Edale to strengthen label and packaging business

Canon Group has acquired UK-based packaging converting equipment manufacturer Edale, with the aim of strengthening Canon’s label and packaging business, and creating opportunities for future developments. Through this acquisition, Canon

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Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

    Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced that Chairman and CEO, Conor McQuaid will leave his current role to take up

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AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

  AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

AM Labels Limited, an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, barcoding and RFID systems, has

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Gilead Sciences Opens New Global Paediatric Drug Development Centre of Excellence in Dublin

  Gilead Sciences Opens New Global Paediatric Drug Development Centre of Excellence in Dublin

Gilead Sciences, a global biotechnology company, has formally opened its Dublin city centre office focused on developing new paediatric formulations

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€12 million investment by EirGen Pharma

  €12 million investment by EirGen Pharma

EirGen Pharma has acquired a new building in the IDA Industrial Estate in Waterford which will facilitate an expansion of

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Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

  Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

Diageo is making a £40.5 million investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn,

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Siemens extends Connected Curriculum programme

  Siemens extends Connected Curriculum programme

Connected Curriculum, Siemens’ innovative teaching programme integrating technology into the higher education curriculum, has expanded its university partnerships bringing its

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Jay Cooper appointed President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

  Jay Cooper appointed President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International has appointed Jay Cooper (pictured) as President, Northern Europe. He will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in

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UK Government to support expansion of Croda’s lipid systems manufacturing facility

  UK Government to support expansion of Croda’s lipid systems manufacturing facility

Croda International Plc, the company that uses smart science to create high performance ingredients and solutions that improve lives, has

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DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

  DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, has opened its new state-of-the-art logistics hub in Blarney, County Cork. DHL

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

  Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market

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ESS Group announces strategic investment from ISG

  ESS Group announces strategic investment from ISG

ESS Group, an industry leader in modern methods of construction (MMC) in the UK and Ireland, has announced that ISG

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Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

  Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

A new banana ripening and distribution centre, owned and operated by Irish banana distributors, Fyffes has opened and commenced operations

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces New £75 Million Investment in UK Manufacturing

  Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces New £75 Million Investment in UK Manufacturing

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and its subsidiary, GW Pharmaceuticals – a world leader in discovering, developing and delivering regulatory approved cannabis-based

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Janssen to Invest €150 Million in Cork to Expand Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Footprint

  Janssen to Invest €150 Million in Cork to Expand Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Footprint

Janssen Sciences Ireland[i], part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has announced an expansion of its biopharmaceutical supply

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Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

  Precast concrete foundations win NHBC approval

A greener way of using concrete in housebuilding has gained the thumbs up from the National House Building Council, NHBC.

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Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

  Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

Construction of the first phase of a £80 million industrial development is underway in Sunderland. Legal & General-backed Hillthorn Business

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Siemens partners with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to produce smart automated guided vehicles

  Siemens partners with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to   produce smart automated guided vehicles

Siemens has partnered with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to produce smart automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to meet the growing

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£14 million investment to help accelerate the introduction of clean power technologies

  £14 million investment to help accelerate the introduction of clean power technologies

Cummins Inc, a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions,

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

  Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC

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InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

  InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

InoBat has launched an office located at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre. The start-up company, headquartered

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Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

  Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed new figures which show that Irish whiskey is becoming an increasingly significant player in

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Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

  Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier

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Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

  Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

Intel has announced the first phase of its plans to invest as much as 80 billion euros in the European

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

  New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to

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Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

  Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has recently welcomed two new Tier Two members to the organisation.

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Metrology specialist puts down roots in Ireland

  Metrology specialist puts down roots in Ireland

Industrial metrology specialist The Sempre Group has officially opened its Dublin facility. The 180 square metre facility provides Irish manufacturers with

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Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

  Plastic packaging innovations receive £30 million boost from UKRI

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge has announced £30 million in funding for 18 groundbreaking collaborative projects. These projects

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Johnson & Johnson Vision to invest €35 million in Irish facility

  Johnson & Johnson Vision to invest €35 million in Irish facility

Johnson & Johnson Vision, a global leader in eye health and part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, has announced a

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Ei Electronics Group Opens New Headquarters in Shannon

  Ei Electronics Group Opens New Headquarters in Shannon

Shannon-based Company Ei Electronics, which is one of Ireland’s leading indigenous electronics manufacturing and exporting companies, has officially opened its

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Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology

  Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology

Aston Martin has moved another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance

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ICS Cool Energy Invests and Expands its Rental Cooling and Heating Fleet in Europe

  ICS Cool Energy Invests and Expands its Rental Cooling and Heating Fleet in Europe

ICS Cool Energy, an international market leader specialising in complete temperature control solutions for manufacturing process and facilities applications, is

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Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

  Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

Founded in 1964 in Limerick, Kirby is a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor with operations in Ireland, the UK,

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Ultra Clean expands gobal footprint with new facility in Cavan

  Ultra Clean expands gobal footprint with new facility in Cavan

Ultra Clean Holdings has announced that it is establishing an Advanced Technology Cleaning Centre (ATCC) in Cavan, Ireland. This investment

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Analog Devices Invests €100 Million in Europe Operations with ADI Catalyst Launch

  Analog Devices Invests €100 Million in Europe Operations with ADI Catalyst Launch

Analog Devices, a leading global high-performance semiconductor company, will invest €100 million over the next three years in ADI Catalyst,

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Leading West Midlands 3D scanning company to exhibit at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Exhibition

  Leading West Midlands 3D scanning company to exhibit at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Exhibition

Central Scanning (https://www.central-scanning.co.uk/) are exhibiting at the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Exhibition at stand D7. Taking place on the 10th

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Ultimate Battery Company chooses South Yorkshire to develop technologies for greener vehicles

  Ultimate Battery Company chooses South Yorkshire to develop technologies for greener vehicles

A revolutionary company set to develop a new generation of greener vehicle batteries has chosen Sheffield as the location for

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