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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 what is ultimately required. There is a seemingly endless list

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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 scale of the pandemic, more than 160 vaccines are under

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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 efforts to double its turnover. The successful SME is well

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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 packaging. The company, based at Swansea Enterprise Park, provides environmentally

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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. You want to keep control of the product flow from

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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 plants have been developed by Irish researchers. The sealed mask, similar

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MSD buys Takeda biologics plant in Dunboyne

    MSD buys Takeda biologics plant in Dunboyne

Pharma giant MSD has agreed to buy a state-of-the-art biologics plant in Dunboyne, Co Meath, where around 200 workers are currently employed. The deal to take over the Takeda plant will secure all

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Up to 100 jobs to be created as MeiraGTx expand in Shannon

    Up to 100 jobs to be created as MeiraGTx expand in Shannon

MeiraGTx have announced they are to undergo a multi-million euro expansion in Shannon which will create up to 100 jobs in Co Clare. Shannon has been selected by the bio-pharmacy

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Zimmer distributes PPE to schools

    Zimmer distributes PPE to schools

A SHANNON medical manufacturing company has provided an information night for schools with practical advice on Covid-19 safety measures for the return of students and staff at the end of

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL PORTAL TO SUPPORT IRISH PARTNERS

    SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL PORTAL TO SUPPORT IRISH PARTNERS

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation, energy management, and automation, has announced the launch of its new partner portal (PRM) for its specifier partners in Ireland. The Irish electrical

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A Dublin based business has been awarded the coveted All-Ireland All-Star Family Run Business 2020.

    A Dublin based business has been awarded the coveted All-Ireland All-Star Family Run Business 2020.

Oliver Conroy Pallets has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust. Based in Dublin 12, they are approaching 70 years as a leading supplier

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COUNTY CLARE MEDTECH MANUFACTURING SITE PRODUCING ANTIBODY TESTS FOR WORLDWIDE DETECTION OF COVID-19

    COUNTY CLARE MEDTECH MANUFACTURING SITE PRODUCING ANTIBODY TESTS FOR WORLDWIDE DETECTION OF COVID-19

A medical technology facility in Tulla, Co Clare is involved in the development of tests to detect coronavirus antibodies to track the spread geographically in real-time worldwide. The site is

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Gary O’Connor appointed managing director of Ireland for Geodis

    Gary O’Connor appointed managing director of Ireland for Geodis

Geodis has appointed Gary O’Connor as its new managing director of Ireland. His brief is to focus “on developing business in the healthcare sector while growing the company’s influence over

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The Irish Times Business Person of the Month: Michael Burke

    The Irish Times Business Person of the Month: Michael Burke

Chanelle Pharmaceuticals chief has made inroads into US vet pharmaceuticals market Chanelle Pharmaceuticals chief executive Michael Burke has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for June, an award run in

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Abbey’s Food Grade Washbay in Hull reopens following complete refurbishment

    Abbey’s Food Grade Washbay in Hull reopens following complete refurbishment

Bulk food road tanker company Abbey Logistics has reopened its food grade wash bay in Hull following significant investment in the site. Located minutes from the Port of Hull, Abbey’s

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Ardmac acquires stake in modular builder Cental

    Ardmac acquires stake in modular builder Cental

Ardmac, the international construction specialist headquartered in Dublin, has taken a significant equity investment in Cental, a leading and fast-growth provider of advanced modular infrastructure to the Data Centre, Utilities and

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Dachser builds new location in Germany

    Dachser builds new location in Germany

Logistics provider Dachser has started construction on a new branch in Kassel, the economic centre of northern Hesse in Germany. Located in the Lohfelden commercial zone, the new transit terminal

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New Intesis gateway makes communication between PROFINET and BACnet easy

    New Intesis gateway makes communication between PROFINET and BACnet easy

HMS Networks announces a new IntesisTM protocol translator for communication between PROFINET PLCs on factory floors and Building Management Systems with BACnet IP/MSTP. With this, full data integration, monitoring, and

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Ward Automation Sligo launches flexible robot cell automated for end-of-line inspection of syringes

    Ward Automation Sligo launches flexible robot cell automated for end-of-line inspection of syringes

For a global player in healthcare and pharmaceutical products, Ward Automation Sligo engineered and manufactured a compact and flexible robot cell for the end-of-line testing, labeling and palletizing of 36,000

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Cork company rolls with it to combat Covid-19

    Cork company rolls with it to combat Covid-19

The agility of Cork based company – MTD Precision Engineering, has allowed them to rapidly adapt to circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. As one of Ireland’s leading precision engineering

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Technimark Acquires European Injection Molder, Tool & Plastic Industries Ltd., Expanding Global Manufacturing Platform And Healthcare Focus

    Technimark Acquires European Injection Molder, Tool & Plastic Industries Ltd., Expanding Global Manufacturing Platform And Healthcare Focus

Global plastic injection molding leader adds facilities in Ireland and the Czech Republic Technimark, a global manufacturer of custom rigid plastic packaging and components, announced today it has acquired Tool &

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National award for midlands engineering collaboration

    National award for midlands engineering collaboration

Engenuity Engineering Cluster Midlands is one of two national winners for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2020. This morning, Enterprise Ireland, in conjunction with The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise

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New CEO For C&C Group

    New CEO For C&C Group

C&C Group, a leading, vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits, and soft drinks across the UK and Ireland, has appointed David

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New Hyundai Fork Truck distributor secures new deal with leading masonry manufacturer

  New Hyundai Fork Truck distributor secures new deal with leading masonry manufacturer

UK Midlands-based forklift truck sales and service provider, Compact Fork Trucks, are no strangers to the Hyundai brand and already

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Northern Ireland company rises to the challenges presented by Covid 19

  Northern Ireland company rises to the challenges presented by Covid 19

A practical but multifaceted portable hand washing station which will help in the protection against the coronavirus has been developed

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Galway companies awarded over €10 million to develop groundbreaking medical technologies

  Galway companies awarded over €10 million to develop groundbreaking medical technologies

Over €10 million in government funding has been awarded to Galway companies partnering with NUIG research teams to develop groundbreaking

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MSD looking for 200 staff across four Irish sites

  MSD looking for 200 staff across four Irish sites

Pharma company MSD is looking to fill up to 200 roles across its four Irish sites between now and the

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BSI advice on cybersecurity and data protection essentials for office return

  BSI advice on cybersecurity and data protection essentials for office return

Preparation will be paramount for many organizations, with the transition from working from home (WFH) back to working from office

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Smart moves on the factory floor

  Smart moves on the factory floor

It’s all change in the manufacturing industry, with automation, artificial intelligence and augmented reality coming to the fore. Rockwell Automation

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Caldor Solar installs a Solar PV system to assist a pharmaceutical plant in Limerick meet its green goals.

  Caldor Solar installs a Solar PV system to assist a pharmaceutical plant in Limerick meet its green goals.

With an increasing need to improve green credentials and become more sustainable for many businesses, sustainable energy company Caldor Solar

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Training centre for innovative tech manufacturing to open in Dundalk

  Training centre for innovative tech manufacturing to open in Dundalk

Ireland is to get a ground-breaking training centre focussing exclusively on equipping workers with the manufacturing and technology skills at

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€3.7m investment and 40 jobs to be created in Manorhamilton

  €3.7m investment and 40 jobs to be created in Manorhamilton

North Leitrim and wider north west region are set to benefit from an investment of €3.7m in a new innovation,

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Mini factories in containers help reduce face mask shortages

  Mini factories in containers help reduce face mask shortages

Protective masks have been in short supply in these times of coronavirus. An innovative containerised production facility that enables businesses

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Combilift coping with Covid

  Combilift coping with Covid

Irish material handling solutions provider Combilift has implemented a number of measures to keep up its productivity in times of

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Electronics manufacturers expand use of quantum dots

  Electronics manufacturers expand use of quantum dots

Use of quantum dots in electronic components continues to grow as manufacturers develop new sensor and display technologies. UK-based Nanoco

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Croom Precision chooses Renishaw as Additive Manufacturing & Metrology Partner

  Croom Precision chooses Renishaw as Additive Manufacturing & Metrology Partner

Croom Precision Medical has chosen Renishaw as their additive manufacturing (AM) and metrology partner, utilising Renishaw technology throughout the production

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Ultrasonic Technology The Safe And Economic Joining Solution

  Ultrasonic Technology The Safe And Economic Joining Solution

Ultrasonic welding is a well proven and reliable method for joining metal or plastic parts. The areas of application for

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Specialist Joinery Group moves to 100% green electricity through 3T Power partnership

  Specialist Joinery Group moves to 100% green electricity through 3T Power partnership

One of the UK and Ireland’s premiere joinery manufacturers, Specialist Joinery Group, has transitioned to a fully green electricity supply,

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PTC Extends Alliances with Rockwell Automation and Microsoft to Accelerate Value of Digital Transformation for Manufacturers

  PTC Extends Alliances with Rockwell Automation and Microsoft to Accelerate Value of Digital Transformation for Manufacturers

  BOSTON — June 8, 2020 — PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), today announced Factory Insights as a Service, a turnkey

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Study finds manufacturers prioritising sustainability have seen major profitability increases

  Study finds manufacturers prioritising sustainability have seen major profitability increases

A study from industry organisation Make UK and energy firm E.ON has found that manufacturers who have prioritised sustainability measures

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Priority Software Extends Market Reach into Scotland and UK: Partners with Aberdeen’s FinQ Business Solutions

  Priority Software Extends Market Reach into Scotland and UK:  Partners with Aberdeen’s FinQ Business Solutions

Priority Software Ltd., a leading global provider of business management solutions, today announced the expansion of its global channel network,

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Cobots.ie: Collaborative Robots boost performance and add value in countless market sectors

  Cobots.ie: Collaborative Robots boost performance and add value in countless market sectors

Cobots.ie entered the automation market in 2018 as a distributor of the collaborative robot, manufactured and engineered by the reputable

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Verkada Announces Partnership With Distology to Accelerate Cloud-Based Security Expansion into UK and Ireland

  Verkada Announces Partnership With Distology to Accelerate Cloud-Based Security Expansion into UK and Ireland

Verkada Inc., the global leader in cloud-based physical security, and Distology today announced a strategic partnership to drive adoption of Verkada’s hybrid cloud video security and

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Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst COVID-19 Crisis

  Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are creating new ways to show they care about their employees, customers, and cities. I have

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How virus killing Novaerus technology is helping Irish businesses get back to work

  How virus killing Novaerus technology is helping Irish businesses get back to work

Portable dis-infection units kill all airborne viruses, including Covid-19 surrogate Dis-infected air can help close ‘hygiene loop’ as companies look

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Shannon company manufacturing face shields on a pro bono basis

  Shannon company manufacturing face shields on a pro bono basis

A Shannon SME is producing face shields for the health sector free of charge. Advanced Technical Concepts (ATC) located in

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Hovione helping out HSE and community groups with donations of hand sanitiser

  Hovione helping out HSE and community groups with donations of hand sanitiser

A PHARMACEUTICAL company has donated hand sanitiser to the HSE as well as local organisations to help the fight against

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Regeneron reaches 1,000 employees at Limerick facility

  Regeneron reaches 1,000 employees at Limerick facility

Regeneron has announced that it has reached a milestone of 1,000 employees at its Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS)

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doTERRA chooses Cork, Ireland for first manufacturing facility outside the United States

  doTERRA chooses Cork, Ireland for first manufacturing facility outside the United States

doTERRA, the world leader in essential oils and wellness products, is set to create up to 100 new jobs in

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Ensenso XR: the new 3D camera family with integrated data processing

  Ensenso XR: the new 3D camera family with integrated data processing

The Ensenso XR is the first stereo vision camera offered by IDS that processes 3D data directly in the FPGA.

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Cable Management – a Design Engineers Guide to smart solutions From Essentra Components (Ireland)

  Cable Management – a Design Engineers Guide to smart solutions From Essentra Components (Ireland)

Step by step, this free guide from Essentra Components (Ireland), takes design engineers through the process of choosing the right

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Advanced Hygiene Technologies: Transforming Handwashing through Automation

  Advanced Hygiene Technologies: Transforming Handwashing through Automation

The Future of Hygiene is in Our Hands! Advanced Hygiene Technologies – One thing that COVID-19 has taught the world

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Businesses can cut energy costs with online SEAI Energy Academy

  Businesses can cut energy costs with online SEAI Energy Academy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has launched a free online training resource to help businesses reduce their energy

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Honeywell to create 450 jobs in the UK as face masks production expands

  Honeywell to create 450 jobs in the UK as face masks production expands

Honeywell has announced that it will build a new production line capable of producing up to 4.5 million FFP2 and FFP3

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Hawkins Construction to build UK’s largest carbon capture plant

  Hawkins Construction to build UK’s largest carbon capture plant

Skelmersdale-based Hawkins Construction Limited has been appointed as the Principal Contractor of the delivery of a 40,000-tonne capacity Carbon Capture

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Training neural networks without AI expertise and creating individual inference cameras

  Training neural networks without AI expertise and creating individual inference cameras

IDS NXT ocean is an all-in-one solution that makes it particularly easy for users to get started with AI-based image

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IKEA appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

  IKEA appoints modular housing manufacturer, TopHat, to deliver first UK homes

BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality low-cost home provider, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced that it has appointed

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Industrial support services: Shorten potential process downtime and get the most from your installed base with remote support from Endress+Hauser Ireland

  Industrial support services: Shorten potential process downtime and get the most from your installed base with remote support from Endress+Hauser Ireland

You cannot afford downtime or process interruptions when your application is critical. That’s where Endress+Hauser can provide you with the

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