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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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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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Donegal Gaeltacht company acquired by American-based manufacturer

    Donegal Gaeltacht company acquired by American-based manufacturer

A Donegal Gaeltacht company that makes food packaging for a broad range of customers – including multiples like Tesco, Asda and Pret a Manger – has been acquired by an

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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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Endress+Hauser Partners with Breweries

    Endress+Hauser Partners with Breweries

Beer is brewed using naturally grown products that vary from year to year and from harvest to harvest. The brewer must react to these changes to produce a beer of

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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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Mettler-Toledo adds Augmented Reality Customer Support to raise the bar on product inspection uptime

    Mettler-Toledo adds Augmented Reality Customer Support to raise the bar on product inspection uptime

 Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection is leading the way for product inspection manufacturers with the inclusion of remote Augmented Reality (AR) Customer Support. The new service enables remote identification of the cause of product

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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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MSD expansion to create 240 jobs at Meath site

    MSD expansion to create 240 jobs at Meath site

Pharmaceutical giant MSD is building a new manufacturing facility at its recently acquired facility in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, creating an estimated 140 jobs by 2025. Additionally, the existing MSD Dunboyne

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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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Rockwell Automation expands visualization offering, provides customers greater reliability, security

    Rockwell Automation expands visualization offering, provides customers greater reliability, security

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) announced today the release of new industrial PCs and software to markedly improve the reliability and security of visualization applications. Visualization systems are often among the

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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 Galway-based Aerogen has been awarded Irish Medtech Company of the

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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 11,000 sq ft facility in Erdington. And the success has

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MBA Group invests in high speed Fusion Cross inserters from BOWE SYSTEC UK

    MBA Group invests in high speed Fusion Cross inserters from BOWE SYSTEC UK

MBA Group, direct marketing and transactional communication industry specialists, have invested in three state-of-the-art Fusion Cross inserters from BOWE SYSTEC UK at their site in Tottenham, London. The BOWE SYSTEC

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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 create 88 jobs and purchase new equipment to help it

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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 billion for the year ended 25 September 2020 with adjusted

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BOWE SYSTEC UK awarded Royal Mail parcel sortation contract

    BOWE SYSTEC UK awarded Royal Mail parcel sortation contract

BOWE SYSTEC, one of the leading integrators and suppliers of smart automation and parcel sortation systems, has been chosen by Royal Mail to install four fully automated, leading-edge parcel sorting

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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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AIS doubles capability with massive €700,000 investment

  AIS doubles capability with massive €700,000 investment

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Ltd is an Irish owned Automation Solution Provider with a twenty-year history. It recently completed a

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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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Watson-Marlow announces new facility in Cork in further Covid-19 boost to region’s biopharma industry

  Watson-Marlow announces new facility in Cork in further Covid-19 boost to region’s biopharma industry

Fluid-tech developer Watson-Marlow Limited has announced plans for a new state-of-the-art cleanroom facility in Cork in another boost for the

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Inaugural Virtual BioProcessing Conference December 2020

  Inaugural Virtual BioProcessing Conference December 2020

With a global pandemic focusing international scrutiny on the efficacy of the biopharmaceutical sector, Ireland is in a unique position

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Rockwell Automation Unveils New Capabilities in FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, Powered by PTC, to Accelerate Digital Transformation

  Rockwell Automation Unveils New Capabilities in FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, Powered by PTC, to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) today announced a set of new capabilities for FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC to simplify, scale and accelerate

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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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World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

  World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

The Ecobulk SX-D is specially fitted with a steel hull to provide extensive protection against fire and withstand even extreme

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Atlas Copco: dry, energy-saving Scroll vacuum pump for food, pharmaceutical and laboratory applications

  Atlas Copco: dry, energy-saving Scroll vacuum pump for food, pharmaceutical and laboratory applications

TÜV Rheinland certifies that the vacuum pump is completely free of oil of the best “Class 0” With the new

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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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PTC and Rockwell Automation Extend Strategic Alliance

  PTC and Rockwell Automation Extend Strategic Alliance

Having already helped almost 250 new customers around the world to achieve their digital transformation goals, PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) announced today

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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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Irish company Aspira opens two overseas offices as it announces 30 high-level jobs

  Irish company Aspira opens two overseas offices as it announces 30 high-level jobs

Aspira, the Irish-owned consulting and technology specialists, today announced the opening of its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Malaysia and the

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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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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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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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Food manufacturers boost efficiency and sustainability with GEA refrigeration solutions

  Food manufacturers boost efficiency and sustainability with GEA refrigeration solutions

Investing in the latest compressor equipment and refrigeration solutions has not only boosted the performance of two of the UK’s

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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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C&C Group Iimpacted by COVID-19 as it reports interim loss

  C&C Group Iimpacted by COVID-19 as it reports interim loss

C&C Group, the vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft

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JENTON APPOINTED AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGS AND POUCHES

  JENTON APPOINTED AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGS AND POUCHES

Complete packaging solution specially developed to offer a cost effective alternative to form-fill-seal for food, medical and DIY markets  

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Roust UK announces end of five-year partnership with Roust and William Grant & Sons UK

  Roust UK announces end of five-year partnership with Roust and William Grant & Sons UK

Since 2015, Roust has partnered with William Grant & Sons UK to manage the distribution of Russian Standard, Green Mark

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Kirby Group Engineering doubles apprentice intake

  Kirby Group Engineering doubles apprentice intake

Kirby Group Engineering has doubled its apprentice intake in 2020. The Limerick-based, privately owned mechanical and electrical engineering company has

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Invar launches group of companies as a ‘union of technological excellence’ for delivering advanced turnkey warehouse automation

  Invar launches group of companies as a ‘union of technological excellence’ for delivering advanced turnkey warehouse automation

Invar Group launches, bringing together three leading specialist organisations in the warehouse software, automation and controls sector. The Group comprises: Invar

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Pfizer to seek emergency US approval for Covid-19 vaccine in November

  Pfizer to seek emergency US approval for Covid-19 vaccine in November

Pfizer, the drugs maker company with two bases in Cork, will apply for emergency US approval of the Covid-19 vaccine

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