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PPMA’s flagship Show will go ahead in 2021

    PPMA’s flagship Show will go ahead in 2021

This year’s PPMA Show will go ahead at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 28-30 September 2021. This will be welcome news for show-goers and industry influencers alike within the

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New Director of Dairy Processing Technology Centre

    New Director of Dairy Processing Technology Centre

Dr Anne Marie Henihan, has been appointed as the new Centre Director of Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre hosted at the University of Limerick. The

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5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

    5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

5G-ENCODE, a pioneering project that aims to make the benefits of 5G a reality for UK manufacturers, has announced a new project partner Accedian, a leader in performance analytics and

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Electronic Shortages – June Update from Datalink Electronics

    Electronic Shortages – June Update from Datalink Electronics

As the rest of the world begins to return to “normal”, the electronics market is still reeling from the component shortages caused by the pandemic. Due mainly to factory closures,

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British Manufacturing growth forecast doubles to outpace economy overall

    British Manufacturing growth forecast doubles to outpace economy overall

Britain’s manufacturers are accelerating as growth prospects become significantly more positive for the rest of the year, according to a major survey published today by Make UK and business advisory

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Automotive and aerospace quality excellence being transferred to other manufacturing sectors

    Automotive and aerospace quality excellence being transferred to other manufacturing sectors

Manufacturers in the rail, marine, defence and household good sectors can now benefit from more than 25 years of automotive and aerospace quality excellence as G&P is undergoing a proactive

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New Make UK/HSBC UK guide to help companies take first steps into new markets

    New Make UK/HSBC UK guide to help companies take first steps into new markets

Manufactured goods accounted for over half of UK total exports at the end of 2019 bringing in £687 billion for UK plc, but many smaller companies are still missing out

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UK Manufacturing PMI surges to record high in May

    UK Manufacturing PMI surges to record high in May

Conditions in the manufacturing sector improved at an unprecedented rate in May, as output growth strengthened and new orders rose at the quickest pace in the near three decade survey

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Decom Engineering invests in R&D to win business in Europe and Malaysia

    Decom Engineering invests in R&D to win business in Europe and Malaysia

Decom Engineering Ltd, based at Cookstown in Northern Ireland, has invested in Research & Development (R&D) to create world first technologies in pipe cutting and coating removal, which have helped

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Federation of Bakers to join Food and Drink Federation membership

    Federation of Bakers to join Food and Drink Federation membership

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is to join the Food and Drink Federation as the industry works together to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the sector. FoB represents

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UK Industry calls for targeted sectoral approach on Apprenticeship funding to support high value, high growth manufacturing jobs

    UK Industry calls for targeted sectoral approach on Apprenticeship funding to support high value, high growth manufacturing jobs

Britain’s manufacturers have called on Government to adopt a sectoral rethink on how levy money can be spent to boost essential skills in high growth industries like manufacturing and engineering.

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Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

    Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

The Government has launched Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC) at Tyndall National Institute, the national institute for ICT research based at University College Cork. The multi-million-euro investment

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Foresight makes £4 million investment into MRMK to boost growth plans

    Foresight makes £4 million investment into MRMK to boost growth plans

Foresight Group LLP, a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager, has invested £4.0 million into MRMK, providing equity release and growth capital to the business. MRMK is a specialist

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Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

    Siemens and Google Cloud to cooperate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing

Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology leader in industrial automation and software, have announced a new cooperation to optimize factory processes and improve productivity on the shop floor.

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€95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €95 million for ground-breaking projects under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has announced that 29 exciting new projects have succeeded in securing funding under the third round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund. The Government is investing €95

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Houston Precision Engineering to invest over £2 million and create over 40 jobs in Strabane

    Houston Precision Engineering to invest over £2 million and create over 40 jobs in Strabane

Donegal-based manufacturing firm, Houston Precision Engineering (HPE) has purchased over three acres of land in Strabane Business Park to build a new factory, which will lead to the creation of

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Confidence around turnover and profitability is improving for both Northern Ireland manufacturing and service sectors

    Confidence around turnover and profitability is improving for both Northern Ireland manufacturing and service sectors

53% of Northern Ireland’s manufacturers are expecting to raise prices over the next quarter, the highest share recorded since the time of the financial crash.  According to results from the

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COVID-19 lockdown leads to further decline in Irish construction activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half year high

    COVID-19 lockdown leads to further decline in Irish construction activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half year high

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 30.9 in March, up from February’s reading of 27.0 but still

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UK housebuilding surge fuels six-year high construction rise

    UK housebuilding surge fuels six-year high construction rise

UK construction activity boomed in March with the purchasing managers’ index reaching 61.7 – the highest reading since the second half of 2014. This was a sharp rise on February’s 53.3 figure and significantly

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Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

    Sustainability Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – April 29th

The Sustainability Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, April 29th. The event is the latest in the Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar Series which is organised by

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CeADAR and partners use Machine Learning to improve manufacturing processes across key European industries

    CeADAR and partners use Machine Learning to improve manufacturing processes across key European industries

CeADAR, Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI, has joined an €11 million European project to enable Europe’s industrial manufacturing processes to enhance operations by moving to zero-defect

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€338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

    €338,000 for New Technology Gateway to Help Business Become More Energy Efficient

The Government has announced funding of €338,000 to establish a new Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway for the North-East in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). The addition of Dundalk brings the

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Data centres: Are they unwanted but necessary guests in our landscape?

    Data centres: Are they unwanted but necessary guests in our landscape?

They have become somewhat of an unwanted guest in some quarters in Ireland in recent years, akin to the perception of a foreign millionaire deciding to decamp to Ireland and

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Government backs Make UK move to kickstart next generation of talent

    Government backs Make UK move to kickstart next generation of talent

The Government has given its backing to efforts by Make UK to help the next generation of talent by boosting

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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

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The Top 5 Technologies for Innovation Leaders in Electronics and IT

    The Top 5 Technologies for Innovation Leaders in Electronics and IT

Digital transformation is one of the hottest topics in every industry, and as consumers are eagerly adopting increasing amounts of

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New website offers practical guide to making decisions on digital manufacturing investments

    New website offers practical guide to making decisions on digital manufacturing investments

Industry 4.0 and digital processes are indispensable for future manufacturing growth. While many companies understand the importance of automation, they

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The Industrial Data Conference Online – March 11th

    The Industrial Data Conference Online – March 11th

The Industrial Data Conference Online is an online conference which is being held on March 11th 2021. The event will run live online

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GEA Sustainable Energy Solutions significantly improve plant efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions

    GEA Sustainable Energy Solutions significantly improve plant efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions

Potential energy savings of up to 30 percent and a significant reduction in CO2 emissions by as much as 90 or

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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

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Machine Tooling/Manufacturing/CNC Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – January 28th

    Machine Tooling/Manufacturing/CNC Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – January 28th

The Machine Tooling/Manufacturing/CNC Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, January 28th. The event is the latest in the Online

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Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

    Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

Fears over the impact of the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU and the attractiveness of the UK for

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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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Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

    Skillnet Ireland launches 5-year Strategy to Transform Irish Business through Talent

Skillnet Ireland has launched their new strategy, Transforming Business Through Talent 2021-2025. The strategy sets out ambitious targets over the course

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World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

    World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

The Ecobulk SX-D is specially fitted with a steel hull to provide extensive protection against fire and withstand even extreme

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Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

    Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink industry in Ireland, has published new economic

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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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Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

    Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched 11 new trade advisory groups (TAGs), as part of a major new business

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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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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

    70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using

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IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024, driven by maturing industrial use cases

    IoT connections to reach 83 billion by 2024, driven by maturing industrial use cases

A new study from Juniper Research found that the total number of IoT connections will reach 83 billion by 2024,

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Teknomek hits peak design with new Dyson Airblade wash troughs

    Teknomek hits peak design with new Dyson Airblade wash troughs

Hygienic furniture specialist Teknomek has introduced new Dyson Airblade wash trough models that have been developed to reduce listeria risk in food

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A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

    A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe
The European Commission has presented a new Strategy to help Europe's industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and
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The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality

    The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality
Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming commonplace due to its increasing popularity in the gaming industry. Companies within industry are also
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will fundamentally change every aspect of our lives and manufacturing is at the epicentre of that.
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Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin
There is still time to register to attend the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which has
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European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland

    European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland
The European Commission’s Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation report has featured Skillnet Ireland as an example of best practice. Skillnet Ireland
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New Round of Tariff Suspension/Quota Schemes

    New Round of Tariff Suspension/Quota Schemes
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has announced a new round of the tariff suspension/quota schemes and is calling
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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin
Having set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers last year, the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply
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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector
The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond
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DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

    DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem
DuPont has exercised its option to acquire full ownership of OxyMem Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company. OxyMem
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Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport

    Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport
Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union (EU) uses annually about 1.3 tonnes of raw materials
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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using
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Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

    Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

Irish-UK trade relations are to the fore of this year’s Manufacturing Solutions Ireland event, as the manufacturing supply chain roadshow

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

    An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The

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30% Increase in Dublin Industrial Take-up

    30% Increase in Dublin Industrial Take-up

Dublin industrial take up for 2018 totalled 3.3 million sq ft which is a 31% increase on last year. Whilst

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