Manufacturing & Supply Chain

COVID-19

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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Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

    Global demand for UK technology drives recovery in February

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth doubled in February, led by a strong performance from technology equipment manufacturers, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker. The

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Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

    Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examining the impact of the past year’s disruption on consumer products and retail (CP&R) supply chains, has found that 66% of organizations say their

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British industry begins to move through the gears as recovery takes hold

    British industry begins to move through the gears as recovery takes hold

Britain’s manufacturers are beginning to move through the gears as growth prospects become more positive for the rest of the year, according to a major survey published by Make UK

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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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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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New support to help NI businesses improve supply chain resilience

    New support to help NI businesses improve supply chain resilience

Invest Northern Ireland has developed a new programme to help NI businesses improve their supply chains following the impact of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience and Development Framework (SCRDF)

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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 huge production targets to meet PFF turned to the Devon-based

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Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse rises in February

    Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse rises in February

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse came in at 68.6 in February 2021. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was up 7.0 on last

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UK’s economic recovery falls behind the global benchmark in January

    UK’s economic recovery falls behind the global benchmark in January

The pace of the UK’s economic recovery fell behind the global benchmark in January, as the vaccine rollout drove the majority of sectors growth expectations ahead of their international peers,

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NI Chamber coronavirus survey – Extension of business support mechanisms critical

    NI Chamber coronavirus survey – Extension of business support mechanisms critical

Results from the latest Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) survey on the impact of Coronavirus confirm the extent of the impact COVID-19 has had on business

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Digital savvy companies stay relevant to customers in post-pandemic era

    Digital savvy companies stay relevant to customers in post-pandemic era

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a paradigm shift towards digitization was already underway across the sectors. However, the pandemic has further accelerated the transformation, which is evident by the marked

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Record Irish goods exports of €160.8 billion for 2020

    Record Irish goods exports of €160.8 billion for 2020

The latest Goods Exports and Imports statistics show that the value of goods exports from Ireland rose to €160.8 billion in 2020, the highest level on record. The value of

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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 2021.  Growth edged up over the past month to 16.8%

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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 and roll-out of three haulage testing centres in Dublin, Wexford

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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 operational and office-based roles across its store network of 168

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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, as organic growth of 1.0% was more than offset by

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UK Manufacturers outperform other sectors

    UK Manufacturers outperform other sectors

Manufacturers helped push the UK’s economic recovery ahead of the global benchmark in December, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery Tracker. The Tracker, compiled working with IHS Markit,

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Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

    Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) published by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and BDO shows that almost 7 in 10 members (69%) believe that prospects

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Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

    Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

The latest Commentary by the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) highlights a significant recovery in the Irish economy in Q3 coinciding with the easing of restrictions over this period.

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Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

    Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, and Reliance Automation have joined forces to support Irish food businesses considering automation. Recent advances in technology mean robotic automation is now

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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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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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Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

    Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

In October, the pace of the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus fell behind the global benchmark for the first time

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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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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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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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Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

    Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

Leaders in Scotland’s food and drink industry have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him and the

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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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Manufacturing & Supply Chain Online 365 Exhibition – Launching on 1st November

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain Online 365 Exhibition – Launching on 1st November

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition, which will officially open on November 1st, 2020, has been created for

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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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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

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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

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Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

    Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

A new Enterprise Ireland survey of 600 companies on the PMI panel in Ireland, conducted in recent weeks for Enterprise

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ireland Online Conference & Exhibition – September 30th 2020, 10am–4pm BST

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ireland Online Conference & Exhibition – September 30th 2020, 10am–4pm BST

The manufacturing and supply chain sector in Ireland is experiencing a once in 100 year event that will have implications

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Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

    Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes – but ones that will have

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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