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Cherwell Announce Additions to ImpactAir Range of Microbial Air Monitors

    Cherwell Announce Additions to ImpactAir Range of Microbial Air Monitors

Offering a flexible solution to best fit customer needs and applications while effectively achieving GMP Annex 1 compliance   Cherwell Laboratories, specialists in cleanroom microbiology solutions are pleased to introduce

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Veryan Medical announces multimillion-euro investment in Galway operation

    Veryan Medical announces multimillion-euro investment in Galway operation

Veryan has announced a multimillion-euro investment at its Galway facility that will contribute to the further expansion and diversification of Veryan’s product portfolio beyond the BioMimics 3D Swirling Flow stent,

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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. Friars, based in Cumbria, started making its own brand of

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Cloudsmith develops new software delivery platform

    Cloudsmith develops new software delivery platform

Belfast technology start-up Cloudsmith has invested over £800,000 in Research and Development (R&D) to develop a new software delivery platform. Unique in the market, the Cloudsmith platform is the first

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Lidl Ireland & NI launch first island-wide supermarket circular economy strategy

    Lidl Ireland & NI launch first island-wide supermarket circular economy strategy

Headquartered in Tallaght, County Dublin, Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland is set to become the first large nationwide supermarket to establish a circular economy strategy, helping to fuel its logistics

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Re-Gen Waste announces a £20 million investment in paper and glass re-melt products

    Re-Gen Waste announces a £20 million investment in paper and glass re-melt products

Following the announcement of plans to build a £22 million self-funded ‘circular economy resource park’ in Newry this year, Re-Gen Waste has committed a further £20 million investment in the local manufacture

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Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

    Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

Danone is producing Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format  at the French food group’s formula milk production facility in Wexford, through a manufacturing partnership with Japanese

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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, but by mid-January this year was in the grips of

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Seven-point Checklist to Warehouse Systems-design

    Seven-point Checklist to Warehouse Systems-design

  Low-CapEx technology is leading SME’s to look at flexible and scalable, warehouse automation as a means to overcoming capacity issues and labour constraints. But how do you ensure a

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3PL provider secures two new sites

    3PL provider secures two new sites

A 3PL provider that works with some of the major blue-chip businesses in the UK has secured two new sites in just three months. Carlton Forest 3PL, a privately owned

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Aseptic Fill/Finish – A Market Shift Toward Small Scale Batch Processing

    Aseptic Fill/Finish – A Market Shift Toward Small Scale Batch Processing

Compared with a decade ago, the role of biopharmaceutical manufacturing has evolved considerably.   Where the early 2000’s to 2010 placed larger emphasis on larger scale, higher throughput processing, contemporary

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Intel to expand Irish manufacturing operations

    Intel to expand Irish manufacturing operations

Intel has unveiled plans to enter a new era of innovation and technology growth with the acceleration of investment in Europe that will see it expand its Irish manufacturing operations.

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New CEO for Müller Yogurt & Desserts

    New CEO for Müller Yogurt & Desserts

Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller has appointed Justin Cook (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer of Müller Yogurt & Desserts (MYD) in the UK and Ireland. Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK’s leading

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Taking the lead with digital metrology

    Taking the lead with digital metrology

  According to Manufacturing Confidence, a report by the Midlands Manufacturing Resilience Commission (M2R), digital industrialisation could be worth as much as £455 billion to Britain’s economy over the next

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British Robotics Business leads the way in innovation

    British Robotics Business leads the way in innovation

A robotics company that created robots for social events has re-imagined its invention to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Robots.com was facing an uncertain future when the pandemic and

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Vodafone rolls out first standalone private 5G network

    Vodafone rolls out first standalone private 5G network

Vodafone has rolled out what is believed to be the first dedicated private 5G network in the Republic. Irish Manufacturing Research is to use the network at its facility in

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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 said they will introduce or increase the use of robotics

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Lidl Ireland announces €10 million deal with Dublin-based Manning’s Bakery

    Lidl Ireland announces €10 million deal with Dublin-based Manning’s Bakery

Lidl Ireland has announced a multi-million-euro deal with Coolock-based Manning’s Bakery to the value of €10 million which will see the Irish supplier’s award-winning baked goods on the retailer’s shelves

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Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

    Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

Vision can be deployed in a number of different ways on a food processing line to tell if food is safe to eat and meets the quality standards demanded by

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Budweiser Brewing Group investing more than £115 million in its UK breweries

    Budweiser Brewing Group investing more than £115 million in its UK breweries

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, part of AB InBev, has announced a £115 million+ investment in its two major UK breweries in South Wales and Lancashire to drive economic prosperity across

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Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

    Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

Welsh food and drink companies are being offered funded support to help improve their sustainability. Eligible companies can receive assistance with waste reduction, process efficiency/improvement, sustainable new product development and

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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 S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand

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RMGroup first in the UK to be robot integrator certified

    RMGroup first in the UK to be robot integrator certified

Robotics and automation specialists, RMGroup, has become the first integrator in the UK to be accredited under the RIA/BARA Robot Integrators’ Certification Scheme. The company was awarded its certified status

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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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First Milk announces £12.5 million investment in cheese and whey processing facilities

  First Milk announces £12.5 million investment in cheese and whey processing facilities

First Milk, a wholly British farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has announced a further significant capital investment in its cheese and whey

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Robust performance by CRH

  Robust performance by CRH

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has report a 2% decline in like-for-like sales revenue to $27.6 billion for

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Pushing The Frontiers Of Manufacturing AI At Seagate

  Pushing The Frontiers Of Manufacturing AI At Seagate

Big data, analytics and AI are widely used in industries like financial services and e-commerce, but are less likely to

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Diageo completes acquisition of Chase Distillery

  Diageo completes acquisition of Chase Distillery

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Chase Distillery. Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery is the owner of Chase GB Gin and the

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Onwards Holdings’ significant investment in Leeds Logistics Facility

  Onwards Holdings’ significant investment in Leeds Logistics Facility

Commercial property specialist Onward Holdings Ltd is open to offers for a refurbished warehouse the Yorkshire-based company recently acquired at

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SL Controls to create 50 new highly skilled jobs as expansion continues

  SL Controls to create 50 new highly skilled jobs as expansion continues

SL Controls, the Irish specialist software integration firm, is to create 50 new jobs over the next 18 months. The

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Anaeko to invest £1.5 million in 15 new jobs for Belfast and Enniskillen

  Anaeko to invest £1.5 million in 15 new jobs for Belfast and Enniskillen

Software company Anaeko is investing over £1.5 million to create 15 new jobs across its Belfast and Enniskillen offices to

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Hanbury Autogil builds fastest PPE machine during covid-19 fight

  Hanbury Autogil builds fastest PPE machine during covid-19 fight

Top engineering firm Hanbury-Autogil has joined forces with packaging giants PFF to create protective equipment on a mammoth scale. With

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Mackie’s of Scotland invests in the future after recording a strong year

  Mackie’s of Scotland invests in the future after recording a strong year

One of Scotland’s top food brands has recorded bumper chocolate and take-home ice cream sales as it reinvests millions into

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Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

  Greencore unveils a range of sustainability pledges

Greencore, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range

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Wyke Farms achieves record turnover

  Wyke Farms achieves record turnover

Wyke Farms, one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 18,000 tonnes of

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Omsco appoints Chief Executive

  Omsco appoints Chief Executive

The Board of Omsco, the UK’s largest organic dairy co-operative, has announced the appointment of David Williams as its Chief

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Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

  Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys headed by the Jameson brand, has

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Britvic recognised as one of top global companies working with suppliers to tackle climate change

  Britvic recognised as one of top global companies working with suppliers to tackle climate change

Britvic has been recognised for the actions it is taking to understand and tackle climate change, work that has seen

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Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

  Zeus acquires Austrian food packaging solutions company as part of €40 million acquisition strategy

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, the leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has announced the acquisition of Austrian-based food packaging solutions business,

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Sedamyl provides boost to Yorkshire economy and signals growth ambitions with £80 million expansion of Selby plant

  Sedamyl provides boost to Yorkshire economy and signals growth ambitions with £80 million expansion of Selby plant

Italian-owned agribusiness Sedamyl has announced major plans to expand its Yorkshire plant which will see it double production, create additional

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£15 million investment at Bournville to create a new production line for Cadbury Dairy Milk tablets

  £15 million investment at Bournville to create a new production line for Cadbury Dairy Milk tablets

Mondelēz International, makers of the UK’s favourite treats including Cadbury Dairy Milk, BelVita, Maynard’s Bassetts and OREO, has announced plans

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Irish shoppers balance new year health kicks with beating lockdown blues

  Irish shoppers balance new year health kicks with beating lockdown blues

The latest figures from Kantar show that take-home grocery sales in Ireland grew by 16.4% in the 12 weeks to 24 January

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Further expansion by Wyke Farms

  Further expansion by Wyke Farms

Wyke Farms, which is one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of

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Roger Angold wins Lifetime Achievement Award

  Roger Angold wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Lead scientific consultant at Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), Roger Angold, has been presented with the Food and Drink Federation’s

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Actavo selected to support delivery of Covid-19 testing facilities

  Actavo selected to support delivery of Covid-19 testing facilities

Actavo Event Solutions, the events division of Actavo, has been contracted by RocDoc as its infrastructure partner for the construction

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Lidl Ireland announces 1,200 new roles

  Lidl Ireland announces 1,200 new roles

Lidl Ireland is to recruit more than 1,200 new employees to its Irish operations this year in a variety of

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Unilever commits to help build a more inclusive society

  Unilever commits to help build a more inclusive society

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by

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EYE+ the new Intelligent Control System that manages the Asycube, hopper, vision and robot

  EYE+ the new Intelligent Control System that manages the  Asycube, hopper, vision and robot

EYE+ is the intelligence between Asycube and robot, it controls the hopper, Asycube, camera and the  robot from a web

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Diageo Shows Resilience

  Diageo Shows Resilience

Diageo has reported a 4.5% decline in net sales to £6.9 billion for the first half ended 31 December 2020,

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Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

  Tennent’s to remove 100m+ plastic rings from packaging in shift from plastic to card

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow sees Tennent’s, Scotland’s favourite beer brand, well on

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Kuehne+Nagel Ireland Awarded Medtech Partner/Supplier of the Year with West Pharmaceuticals at Medtech Rising 2020

  Kuehne+Nagel Ireland Awarded Medtech Partner/Supplier of the Year with West Pharmaceuticals at Medtech Rising 2020

Kuehne+Nagel Ireland and West Pharmaceuticals were recognised at the recent Medtech Rising Global Awards 2020 as the Medtech Partner/Supplier of

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Pressure Transmitters For Hygienic Applications

  Pressure Transmitters For Hygienic Applications

A new PRESSURE TRANSMITTER for hygienic applications including features and benefits such as; IO-Link and 0.2% accuracy is the latest

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Mars UK to introduce new £350 million sustainable logistics operation

  Mars UK to introduce new £350 million sustainable logistics operation

Mars UK has announced a multi-year partnership with logistics leader DHL. The landmark project will see the construction of two

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CMA breaks up motor parts merger

  CMA breaks up motor parts merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will require TVS Europe Distribution to sell 3G in order to protect competition in

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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

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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

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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

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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

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