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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   Jenton International Ltd – part of The Jenton Group (www.jenton.co.uk)

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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 and Żubrówka vodkas across Off and On-Trade channels in the

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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 taken in 80 apprentices for its 4 year programme in

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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 Systems, a developer of warehouse control and management systems; Invar Integration (Greenstone

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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 it is developing as early as next month. Currently the

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Echlinville Distillery to expand with £9 million investment

    Echlinville Distillery to expand with £9 million investment

The Echlinville Distillery in Kircubbin is to invest over £9 million and create 36 new jobs as it expands its facilities in the Ards Peninsula. Echlinville distills and bottles a

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Approval for Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

    Approval for Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

The joint venture between Carlsberg UK and Marston’s to form the Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company has been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority. A number of internal and legal

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Kerry to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030

    Kerry to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030

Kerry Group, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has has announced that it aims to reach over two billion people every day with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. Kerry

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Part of Fox’s Biscuits sold for £246 million

    Part of Fox’s Biscuits sold for £246 million

2 Sisters Food Group, Britain’s biggest food manufacturer and one of Europe’s largest poultry processors, has agreed to sell part of its Fox’s Biscuits business to Ferrero Group for £246

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Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Simplify Industrial Transformation

    Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Expand Partnership to Simplify Industrial Transformation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have announced a five-year partnership expansion to develop integrated, market-ready solutions that help industrial customers improve digital agility through cloud technology. By combining each

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MSO to grow Belfast factory with £5 million investment and 35 new jobs

    MSO to grow Belfast factory with £5 million investment and 35 new jobs

East Belfast-based packaging company MSO Cleland Ltd is to tap further into growing demand for sustainable packaging by making a £5 million investment in its business and creating 35 jobs.

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Quinn Rebrands to Mannok as 2019 results show company in strongest position since acquisition

    Quinn Rebrands to Mannok as 2019 results show company in strongest position since acquisition

‘Mannok’ is the new identity for Quinn Industrial Holdings, a name which the company’s familiar brands ‘Quinn Building Products’ and ‘Quinn Packaging’ will now transition to. The rebrand coincides with

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Manufacturers target growth through innovation with Made Smarter’s digital transformation workshops

    Manufacturers target growth through innovation with Made Smarter’s digital transformation workshops

Four food and drink manufacturers are targeting growth through innovation through a new, streamlined workshop process which aims to speed up their digital transformation. Hall & Roberts (Provisions), specialist bacon

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Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has released the 9 shortlisted entries for this year’s Impact Awards with the winners to be announced at a virtual ceremony on Thursday 26th November 2020. The

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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   Jenton International Ltd – part of The Jenton Group (www.jenton.co.uk)

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Buymie and Dunnes Stores partner to launch same-day online grocery service

    Buymie and Dunnes Stores partner to launch same-day online grocery service

Buymie has announced the launch of a major new partnership with Dunnes Stores. Buymie, Ireland’s leading same day grocery delivery platform, and Dunnes Stores will launch a personal grocery shopping

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Asda Sold For £6.8 Billion

    Asda Sold For £6.8 Billion

The Issa brothers, founders and co-chief executives of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, headquartered in Blackburn, England, and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP, a leading

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Kuehne+Nagel Ireland invest in a dedicated Dublin-based facility for global partnership with West Pharmaceuticals

    Kuehne+Nagel Ireland invest in a dedicated Dublin-based facility for global partnership with West Pharmaceuticals

Kuehne+Nagel Ireland has signed a multi-year contract with West Pharmaceuticals, a leading global manufacturer in the design and production of technologically advanced systems for the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology

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Advanced engineering and manufacturing Centre of Excellence to be built in Daventry

    Advanced engineering and manufacturing Centre of Excellence to be built in Daventry

Daventry has been unveiled as the new home for an advanced engineering and manufacturing Centre of Excellence. JRM, a company founded in 2007 and famed for its international success on

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Universal Robots Launches SME Automation Month in October

    Universal Robots Launches SME Automation Month in October

Universal Robots (UR) has announced October as SME Automation month. The whole month will be dedicated to helping small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) take advantage of collaborative robots (cobots) to

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Nestlé Waters UK Invests £31 Million at Buxton Factory

    Nestlé Waters UK Invests £31 Million at Buxton Factory

A major investment of around £31 million is flowing into the Nestlé Waters factory at Buxton in England to increase capacity, improve distribution and reduce carbon emissions. This investment further

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95 jobs and £30 million investment by Tobermore Concrete

    95 jobs and £30 million investment by Tobermore Concrete

Northern Ireland-based paving manufacturer Tobermore is to invest £30 million and create 95 jobs in ambitious plans to rapidly grow its business over the next four years. The company is

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Abbey Logistics adds 11 latest generation vehicles to British Sugar Fleet

    Abbey Logistics adds 11 latest generation vehicles to British Sugar Fleet

Abbey Logistics has taken delivery of 11 new latest generation trucks that will go into Abbey’s core British Sugar fleet, providing bulk sugar movements throughout the UK and Ireland. The

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MACSA ID UK AGREES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CODETRONIX

  MACSA ID UK AGREES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP  WITH CODETRONIX

Exciting new agreement enables coding and marking specialists to expand product offering and double service and sales capacity across the

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Carbery Group Launches New Cheese Brand For Food Ingredients and Food Service Sectors

  Carbery Group Launches New Cheese Brand For Food Ingredients and Food Service Sectors

Long known for its expertise in cheese production, international dairy, nutrition and flavours, Carbery Group is launching Carbery Dairy, a

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MSD and Takeda conclude acquisition of Dunboyne manufacturing site

  MSD and Takeda conclude acquisition of Dunboyne manufacturing site

The state-of-the-art facility has been acquired as a going concern and the 200 employees will now join MSD Ireland’s existing

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Guaranteed Irish House Online Listing Launched

  Guaranteed Irish House Online Listing Launched

The Government has Launched the Guaranteed Irish House online listing, the country’s first national listing of sustainable construction sector businesses

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Johnston Logistics UK Reaches 1 Million Orders

  Johnston Logistics UK Reaches 1 Million Orders

Johnston Logistics UK have reached their one millionth order since the warehousing, logistics and fulfilment specialists’ formal establishment in 2008.

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Greencore Chief Appointed President of IGD

  Greencore Chief Appointed President of IGD

Patrick Coveney (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Greencore Group, has been appointed President of IGD. Already an active member of

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Edwards to open new Technology Centre in Dublin

  Edwards to open new Technology Centre in Dublin

Edwards, the leading supplier of vacuum and abatement services and solutions to the global semiconductor industry, announced that it is

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EMC and Bosch Rexroth – A Partnership Profile

  EMC and Bosch Rexroth – A Partnership Profile

First introduced over 30 years ago, Bosch Rexroth’s high-performance aluminium system offers industry the most comprehensive range of products using

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Irish Data Centre Industry to Add 1,800+ Jobs in Next 12 Months

  Irish Data Centre Industry to Add 1,800+ Jobs in Next 12 Months

A new survey released today from Host in Ireland finds an optimistic business outlook over the next twelve months for

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Starfrost’s freezing technology is making waves in the Arctic Circle

  Starfrost’s freezing technology is making waves in the Arctic Circle

Norway-based Leroy Seafood has invested in a highly efficient and innovative freezing system from IQF equipment experts, Starfrost. The Helix

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UK drinks manufacturer invests in new canning line

  UK drinks manufacturer invests in new canning line

UK-based soft drinks manufacturer, Clearly Drinks, has announced plans to invest in a new canning facility at its headquarters in the north-east

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RHENUS GROUP INVESTS IN TURKISH ROUTE

  RHENUS GROUP INVESTS IN TURKISH ROUTE

Leading international freight forwarder, Rhenus, has created a direct UK-Turkey transportation route, that ensures goods remain in one network door

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Countering The Unknown – Supply chain resilience demands flexible space strategies

  Countering The Unknown – Supply chain resilience demands flexible space strategies

In normal times, manufacturers and retailers would now be setting up the supply, warehousing and transport contracts to ensure the

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MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

  MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

A packaging manufacturing company is to invest more than £2m in skills development at its West Belfast and Antrim facilities,

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European Freeze Dry invests in recruitment as growth continues

  European Freeze Dry invests in recruitment as growth continues

Specialist food producer European Freeze Dry has continued to expand with the recruitment of eight employees across its facilities in

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CMA Launches Inquiry into UK Brewing Merger

  CMA Launches Inquiry into UK Brewing Merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the proposed deal by Carlsberg and Marston’s to

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Automate image-based inspection with artificial intelligence

  Automate image-based inspection with artificial intelligence

High demands on products as well as high time and cost pressure are decisive competitive factors across all industries and

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Regeneron to add 400 jobs in Limerick as Covid treatment shows promise

  Regeneron to add 400 jobs in Limerick as Covid treatment shows promise

US drug development group Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is to add more than 400 new jobs at its Limerick facility, bringing the total number employed at

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Tesco prepares for further online growth

  Tesco prepares for further online growth

Tesco will create 16,000 new permanent roles to support the exceptional growth in its online business. These 16,000 jobs are

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36 high-level roles to be filled at Thermo Fisher Scientific Cork

  36 high-level roles to be filled at Thermo Fisher Scientific Cork

Thermo Fisher Scientific will be creating 36 new high-level science, engineering and operations positions in Cork, which are to be

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SSPC to build €1.9m pharma manufacturing facility at UL

  SSPC to build €1.9m pharma manufacturing facility at UL

The co-director of the pharmaceutical research centre has received an SFI Infrastructure Award to build a facility with next-generation process

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Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

  Talent in Logistics Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

The finalists for this year’s Talent in Logistics Awards have been announced. Winners will be revealed at the annual awards

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RS introduces RS PRO Protective Measures kits and bundles to support businesses and their employees returning to work

  RS introduces RS PRO Protective Measures kits and bundles to support businesses and their employees returning to work

Bundled products from RS’ own-brand range enable businesses to take preventative health and safety measures at work during COVID-19 pandemic

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cargo-partner Expands LCL Services from Asia to Europe via Koper

  cargo-partner Expands LCL Services from Asia to Europe via Koper

The international transport and info-logistics provider has strengthened its LCL service offering with further connections now from India, Thailand and

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Twenty-four inspiring finalists shortlisted for SEAI Energy Awards

  Twenty-four inspiring finalists shortlisted for SEAI Energy Awards

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the finalists of the SEAI Energy Awards 2020. The annual awards recognise and

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Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

  Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

This summer, despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heineken UK is rolling out its innovative 100%

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Kerry Group Makes Changes to Senior Leadership Team

  Kerry Group Makes Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Kerry Group, the Taste & Nutrition company, has announced two changes to its Senior Leadership team. Gavin Caplis has been

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BPMA Reaches Record Membership Number

  BPMA Reaches Record Membership Number

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) – the organisation which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of

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Thermo King Truck Hybrid Refrigeration Units Hit the Roads

  Thermo King Truck Hybrid Refrigeration Units Hit the Roads

Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, has announced that its new

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Safe Space – from challenge to opportunity

  Safe Space – from challenge to opportunity

Responsible employers and business owners are rising to the challenge of providing Covid-secure spaces, but most are still unsure of

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How Munster’s pharmaceutical industry is responding to the global race for a Covid-19 vaccine

  How Munster’s pharmaceutical industry is responding to the global race for a Covid-19 vaccine

The global search for Covid-19 treatments has resulted in a surge of pharma activity in Ireland and Munster. Given the

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£5 Million Investment and Over 30 New Jobs at Northern Ireland-based Mackle Petfoods

  £5 Million Investment and Over 30 New Jobs at Northern Ireland-based Mackle Petfoods

Dungannon-based petfood manufacturer, Mackle Petfoods is investing £5.7 million and creating 31 new jobs in a major expansion plan in

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Welsh manufacturer leading the ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging

  Welsh manufacturer leading the ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging

Viscose Closures, a Swansea-based manufacturer of caps, closures and security seals, is leading the emerging ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence

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Smart poultry processing gets the right products to the right customer

  Smart poultry processing gets the right products to the right customer

WHY DATA-DRIVEN PROCESSING? If you manage a modern poultry processing plant, you need a complete, clear overview of all processes.

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Face masks developed in Ireland could help meat-plant workers

  Face masks developed in Ireland could help meat-plant workers

Face masks that allow people to work more safely in close proximity in Covid-rich environments such as intensive care units and meat

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