Manufacturing & Supply Chain

COVID-19

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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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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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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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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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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Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

    Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has reported strong levels of export performance by its client companies in 2019, up 8% to

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Mettler-Toledo’s Gives Free Access to Its Inspection Expertise

    Mettler-Toledo’s Gives Free Access to Its Inspection Expertise

To help manufacturers access expert advice to select the right inspection equipment for their products, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection is providing free product evaluation and testing services. Depending upon the product type

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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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Kingspan donates €1m shipment of PPE to HSE

    Kingspan donates €1m shipment of PPE to HSE

Irish building materials company Kingspan has donated a shipment of 60,000 medical protective suits to the HSE to help support the Irish healthcare system in its response to the Covid-19

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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 by a Northern Ireland manufacturing company. Jans Composites Ltd, based

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Johnston Logistics UK Help Asda Customers Wipe Away Virus During Lockdown

    Johnston Logistics UK Help Asda Customers Wipe Away Virus During Lockdown

Johnston Logistics UK have seen a 286% increase since March in the throughput of anti-bacterial and other cleaning wipes they handle for Asda supermarkets. Manufactured in Israel by Dynamic Wipes,

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Gilead Sciences to create 140 jobs at Irish operations

    Gilead Sciences to create 140 jobs at Irish operations

US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences is creating 140 jobs here as it plans to invest about €7m in its Irish operations. Gilead said it is in the process of selecting

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PPMA Show 2020 Postponed

    PPMA Show 2020 Postponed

Further to our detailed conversations with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), and in the interests of health and safety for all concerned, the PPMA has taken the decision to postpone

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ireland Online Conference & Exhibition – August 12th 2020

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ireland Online Conference & Exhibition – August 12th 2020

The manufacturing and supply chain sector in Ireland is experiencing a once in 100 year event that will have implications long after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. The Manufacturing &

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IRISH MANUFACTURING BOUNCES BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC GROWTH RATE

    IRISH MANUFACTURING BOUNCES BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC GROWTH RATE

Ireland’s manufacturing sector returned to growth in June after recovering almost all of the sudden deterioration seen following the coronavirus-related shutdown of most of the economy in March, a survey

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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 end of the year. The sector has been one of

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Businesses face increasing operational challenges as a result of the domino effect of Covid-19

    Businesses face increasing operational challenges as a result of the domino effect of Covid-19

Findings for Ireland reveal organisations focusing on the medium to long term stability and opportunities as they look ahead post-pandemic   Irrespective of size, sector or country, the economic and

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TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

    TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD has announced that two University College Dublin (UCD)-led projects are to receive funding under the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) coordinated research

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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 and healthcare organisations to produce their own masks to order

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Medtech: Supply chains and manufacturing after COVID-19

    Medtech: Supply chains and manufacturing after COVID-19

They are the questions that are being asked everywhere, and life sciences is no exception. What will the world look like post-Coronavirus? Here we consider a couple of factors relating

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Manufacturing resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

    Manufacturing resilience during the coronavirus pandemic

How do you keep a factory running during the COVID-19 crisis? The main problem isn’t social distancing necessarily, but keeping workers motivated during the slowdown. That’s according to new research

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COVID-19 ACCELERATING THE ADOPTION OF ROBOTICS IN SUPPLY CHAINS

    COVID-19 ACCELERATING THE ADOPTION OF ROBOTICS IN SUPPLY CHAINS

Most of the manufacturers said COVID-19 will affect their operations, as per an ongoing study by PwC. Over 40% were worried about the consequences for their workforce and a reduction

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Irish manufacturing recovers slightly from coronavirus collapses: PMI

    Irish manufacturing recovers slightly from coronavirus collapses: PMI

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish manufacturing activity recovered slightly after suffering its sharpest monthly decline on record in April but still

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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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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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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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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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Solid Solutions: How one business is adapting to COVID-19 changes

    Solid Solutions: How one business is adapting to COVID-19 changes

  History will tell us what the medium and long term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on business have been.

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Robotics and resilience. Futureproof your business with Universal Robots

    Robotics and resilience. Futureproof your business with Universal Robots

From a global labour shortage to the unexpected challenge of the Covid-19 crisis, automation has never been more relevant to

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COVID-19 and the New ‘Norm’ for Manufacturing

    COVID-19 and the New ‘Norm’ for Manufacturing

If ever a global crisis proved to remind us that an over-reliance upon scarce manual resources, and impractical overcrowded working

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Vernacare increases production by 60% to fight Coronavirus

    Vernacare increases production by 60% to fight Coronavirus

UK exporting business Vernacare has increased production to help hospitals internationally to contain the Coronavirus Vernacare has been providing the

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Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

    Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

Safe collection and disposal of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used to protect all types of keyworker during the unprecedented

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RS Ireland – By Your Side: Helping to keep your business operations undisrupted through these unprecedented times

    RS Ireland – By Your Side: Helping to keep your business operations undisrupted through these unprecedented times

What started as a small family business in 1947 selling radio valves and TV spares next door to Mulligan’s in

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Partnership between Irish company Hybrid Technology Partners and global company Priority Software to create 20 jobs

    Partnership between Irish company Hybrid Technology Partners and global company Priority Software to create 20 jobs

Hybrid Technology Partners, a technology solutions provider headquartered in Limerick, and global ERP software company, Priority Software, have announced a new partnership

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Submitting evidence to the House of Commons inquiry into the impact of Covid-19

    Submitting evidence to the House of Commons inquiry into the impact of Covid-19

The Scaffolding Association is a member organisation of SEC Group – The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, who have just the

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Enterprise Ireland launches Sustaining Enterprise Fund for Small Enterprise

    Enterprise Ireland launches Sustaining Enterprise Fund for Small Enterprise

As part of the Sustaining Enterprise Fund, Enterprise Ireland will administer a specific Sustaining Enterprise Fund for Small Enterprise. This

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Make UK publishes 3 point plan to recover the manufacturing industry

    Make UK publishes 3 point plan to recover the manufacturing industry

Almost two-fifths (37%) of manufacturers don’t expect trading conditions to return for normal for 6-12 months after COVID crisis ends. And

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Irish manufacturing suffers record falls in output and new orders in April as coronavirus pandemic worsens

    Irish manufacturing suffers record falls in output and new orders in April as coronavirus pandemic worsens

The April AIB PMI® survey of Irish manufacturers revealed a deepening downturn in the sector at the start of the

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How to rebound stronger from COVID-19: Resilience in manufacturing and supply systems

    How to rebound stronger from COVID-19: Resilience in manufacturing and supply systems

The COVID-19 global crisis continues to disrupt manufacturing and global supply chains with severe consequences for society, businesses, consumers, and

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Veolia launches new COVID-19 disinfection services to ensure safe and compliant treatment

    Veolia launches new COVID-19 disinfection services to ensure safe and compliant treatment

The UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new COVID-19 disinfection service designed to ensure compliant treatment for businesses

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Irish company Kastus developed coating effective against coronavirus

    Irish company Kastus developed coating effective against coronavirus

The Irish Times reported that a surface-coating technology developed by Irish company Kastus is effective against the coronavirus, a leading US

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Combi-Ventilate – Turning one ventilator into multiple engineered ventilation stations

    Combi-Ventilate – Turning one ventilator into multiple engineered ventilation stations

The Irish manufacturer Combilift, best known for its range of space-saving forklifts and other handling solutions, has drawn on its

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Grafton Group to reopen many UK branches next week

    Grafton Group to reopen many UK branches next week

International distributor of building materials and DIY retailer, Grafton Group plc has planned to reopen many UK distribution branches on

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Steel manufacturer Keystone Group restarts factories

    Steel manufacturer Keystone Group restarts factories

After almost a month-long shutdown, Keystone Group, the UK’s largest steel lintel manufacturer, has started to reopen its factories. The

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Regeneron shifts production from New Yok to Limerick

    Regeneron shifts production from New Yok to Limerick

The Times reported that Regeneron, a biotech giant valued at $63bn (€58bn), is shifting manufacturing of some of its existing

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Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

    Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

Hand Sanitizer Market size is set to exceed USD 3.6 billion by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market

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Olympics chief brought in to boost PPE production

    Olympics chief brought in to boost PPE production

Lord Deighton will lead the national effort to produce essential personal protective equipment for frontline health and social care staff.

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Schütz is part of the BASF ‘Helping Hands’ initiative

    Schütz is part of the BASF ‘Helping Hands’ initiative

The corona pandemic requires the strictest hygienic measures – particularly in clinics, doctors’ surgeries and nursing homes. All around the

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The Scaffolding Association announces the launch of its COVID-19 Wellbeing Guidance Notes

    The Scaffolding Association announces the launch of its COVID-19 Wellbeing Guidance Notes

Whether you are still working onsite, in the office, working from home or have been furloughed, COVID-19 will have had a

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Manufacturing giant Kostal begins phased resumption of operations at its Cork and Limerick plants

    Manufacturing giant Kostal begins phased resumption of operations at its Cork and Limerick plants

The Independent reported yesterday that manufacturing giant, Kostal, a leading producer of electronic and mechanical components for the automotive sector,

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Dell Technologies Extends $9B in Financing and 0% Interest Rates to Energize IT Investment

    Dell Technologies Extends $9B in Financing and 0% Interest Rates to Energize IT Investment

Today, business need a trusted advisor as they reevaluate IT priorities to drive business continuity in “the new normal.” Dell

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UK Government offers fast-growing UK companies £1.25bn support package

    UK Government offers fast-growing UK companies £1.25bn support package

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £1.25bn government package to support UK start-ups and businesses driving research and development during

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Veolia cleans up to avoid short supply

    Veolia cleans up to avoid short supply

The unprecedented demand for biocidal hand sanitiser products during the pandemic means suppliers are now facing significant challenges. To beat

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eBay announces crisis initiative to help small Irish businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic

    eBay announces crisis initiative to help small Irish businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic

eBay today launched an initiative that could help thousands of Irish businesses to stay open, even if their doors are

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