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ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

    ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

ESB Networks has launched its Networks for Net Zero Strategy which outlines its commitment to future-proofing Ireland’s electricity network and making the country’s goal of net zero by 2050 a

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Rapid Power Generation to create 15 jobs in Northern Ireland expansion

    Rapid Power Generation to create 15 jobs in Northern Ireland expansion

Tandragee-based electrical engineering company, Rapid Power Generation is creating 15 jobs in efforts to meet global demand for its generator sets. The early-stage SME designs and manufactures diesel and natural

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More UK sectors report output growth in December

    More UK sectors report output growth in December

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth more than doubled in December, according to the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker. Seven of the 14 sectors monitored by the Tracker

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The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

    The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

The National Sustainability Summit, being held on 23rd February, 2023 at The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, will focus on the new opportunities for businesses and enterprising individuals arising

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New billet caster among £330 million of investments at British Steel

    New billet caster among £330 million of investments at British Steel

British Steel’s new billet caster, which is among £330 million worth of investments Jingye has made in the UK business since acquiring it 3 years ago, is scheduled to be

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Irish whiskey export value exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022

    Irish whiskey export value exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022

The value of Irish whiskey exports to the all-island economy exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022, the Irish Whiskey Association has announced. The assessment by the Irish

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Irish food and drink exports reach record high of €16.7 billion despite challenging year

    Irish food and drink exports reach record high of €16.7 billion despite challenging year

The publication of Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2022/23 reveals the value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 22% last year to reach a new

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218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

    218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced the creation of 19,660 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2022. The jobs growth translates

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Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

    Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

Scottish Engineering, the industry membership and representative body for manufacturing and engineering in Scotland, has been announced as the Headline Sponsor of the annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference &

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The National Composites Centre (NCC) participates in Horizon Europe GREEN-LOOP project

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) participates in Horizon Europe GREEN-LOOP project

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is participating in the GREEN-LOOP project, funded under the Horizon Europe Programme, which will focus on developing novel bio-based materials utilising sustainable manufacturing methods. GREEN-LOOP

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Deteriorating operating conditions for Irish manufacturing

    Deteriorating operating conditions for Irish manufacturing

The Irish manufacturing sector recorded a second month of deteriorating operating conditions in December as new orders fell sharply, according to the latest AIB PMI® data. The contractions in new

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UK manufacturing output volumes fall at the fastest pace in over two years, while selling price inflation remains high

    UK manufacturing output volumes fall at the fastest pace in over two years, while selling price inflation remains high

UK manufacturers reported a fall in output volumes in the three months to December, at the fastest pace since the three months to September 2020, according to the CBI’s latest

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Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

    Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

European manufacturers exporting to the UK, and UK importers, must brace themselves for further red tape and costs, as the deadline for compliance with the new quality control mark, UK

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Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

    Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

The Shannon Estuary has the potential to be the premier location in Ireland for offshore renewable energy as well as a transport hub for Ireland, according to the newly published

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Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

    Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

Hospitality and tourism businesses saw the fastest operating cost rises of any UK sector in November, as firms faced sharp increases in the price of energy, food, and drink, according

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Irish Government launches Construct Innovate

    Irish Government launches Construct Innovate

Construct Innovate, a new Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre hosted at University of Galway, has been officially launched. The Centre has been established with funding of €5 million, over 5 years,

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Technimark expands Irish facility to meet growing demand in medical market

    Technimark expands Irish facility to meet growing demand in medical market

Technimark, a global manufacturing leader for the healthcare market, will create 80 new highly skilled roles over the next two years as it expands its operations in Longford, with a

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British Manufacturing Outlook Q4 2022

    British Manufacturing Outlook Q4 2022

Britain’s manufacturers are set to plunge into recession next year as the deteriorating economic conditions at home and abroad exert a vice-like grip on the sector, with increasing costs across

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Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

    Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

IDA Ireland, the inward investment promotion and development agency of the Irish Government, has reported strong annual results for 2022 with a substantial increase in growth in FDI employment on

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New competition aims to improve UK sustainable biomanufacturing

    New competition aims to improve UK sustainable biomanufacturing

Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will support cross-sector collaborations to expand research, innovation and commercialisation in UK sustainable biomanufacturing.

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Clegg Food Projects appointed to deliver UK’s largest fresh pasta facility

    Clegg Food Projects appointed to deliver UK’s largest fresh pasta facility

Construction company Clegg Food Projects has been appointed as principal contractor to deliver the UK’s largest fresh pasta manufacturing facility for booming direct to consumer fresh pasta brand Pasta Evangelists. Located in

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Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

    Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

The Irish Government has launched the White Paper on Enterprise. Following a review of enterprise policy launched earlier this year, which involved public consultation and engagement of an international advisory panel

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Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

    Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125 million in its Halewood plant, on Merseyside – increasing capacity by 70 per cent

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New PPMA Chairman appointed

    New PPMA Chairman appointed

The Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) has announced the appointment of James Causebrook as chairman. James Causebrook, Managing Director

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Composites UK launches Sustainability Good Practice Guide

    Composites UK launches Sustainability Good Practice Guide

Composites UK has launched the latest in its series of good practice guides. This latest edition focuses on The Sustainability

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New recyclable packaging for HMG Paints

    New recyclable packaging for HMG Paints

HMG Paints, the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, has unveiled new packaging for its water-based range of products. The new

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New ESRI research compares productivity levels in Ireland and Northern Ireland

    New ESRI research compares productivity levels in Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Economic and Social Research Institute in partnership with the Shared Island unit in the Department of the Taoiseach have

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UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

    UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 10.7% in October, with 8,740 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolling off

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Major change for small Irish companies

    Major change for small Irish companies

Thousands more Irish companies will now be eligible for Government export grants in a move designed to fill a crucial

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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

    Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through

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Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

    Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published the results of a major new survey which shows a drop

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Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

    Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

A new plan to help Scotland’s life sciences sector grow its exports has been unveiled. The strategy, An Export Plan

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Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

    Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

The number of UK sectors experiencing falling output was at its highest level in 29 months in October, as demand

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£500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

    £500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

Specialised industrial service provider ERIKS has invested £500,000 in a new Southampton regional hub as part of multi-million-pound infrastructure improvements

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LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

    LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

The Irish Government has announced an €11 million investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk. The

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70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

    70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

Almost seven-in-ten (69%) manufacturing decision makers agree that their sustainability strategy has been restricted due to cost pressures. This is

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Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

    Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

Nearly 50% of food and drink manufacturers have cut or paused investment projects as they face the toughest trading conditions

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

    Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to

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Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

    Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited Manchester recently to mark the strengthening of Irish and UK business relations in the North of

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Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

    Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

Stock inefficiencies and inventory ‘black holes’ are exacerbating the supply chain crisis for food companies according to new research.  Nearly 10% of

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Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

    Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

Wayland Additive, developer of the Calibur3 metal additive manufacturing (AM) system, has announced the sale and installation of its technology at

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Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

    Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

Mondelēz International, makers and bakers of iconic brands including Cadbury, OREO and Maynards Bassetts, has launched its latest economic and

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Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

    Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has published the 5th edition of its Code of Practice for the Responsible Marketing and

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One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

    One in three manufacturers on track to meet sustainability targets

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Omdia, the technology research and advisory group,

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Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

    Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

92% of Irish whiskey producers have said that supply chain delays have negatively impacted on their recent production output and

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Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

    Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

Soltec (Ireland) Ltd has opened its newly developed five-acre waste treatment and recovery facility in the IDA Business Park, Clonmore,

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Powering the UK’s battery industry

    Powering the UK’s battery industry

New funding has been announced for the Faraday Battery Challenge. The additional £211 million in funding allows the challenge to

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Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

    Hanson secures funding to investigate hydrogen as a fuel at asphalt sites

Hanson UK, a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry, has secured funding to investigate the feasibility

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AMTE Power agrees production contract with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre for its Ultra High Power cells

    AMTE Power agrees production contract with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre for its Ultra High Power cells

AMTE Power, the developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion and sodium-ion battery cells for specialist markets, has signed a contract to

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Eco-friendly Cloud can reduce energy costs for manufacturers

    Eco-friendly Cloud can reduce energy costs for manufacturers

Rising energy costs are impacting on UK manufacturers’ competitiveness. The government’s recent intervention, funding for high energy usage businesses, is

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Brexit reduced overall EU-UK goods trade flows by almost one-fifth

    Brexit reduced overall EU-UK goods trade flows by almost one-fifth

Research  by the ESRI (Economic & Social Research Institute) shows reductions in UK to EU goods trade by 16% and

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Boost for Irish manufacturing as FANUC opens its first dedicated robotics facility in Ireland

    Boost for Irish manufacturing as FANUC opens its first dedicated robotics facility in Ireland

Leading robotics company FANUC has officially opened its first dedicated facility in Ireland – a 500 sq m training centre and

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One-stop-shop for digital transformation of production systems becomes a reality

    One-stop-shop for digital transformation of production systems becomes a reality

Visual Components, the developer of 3D simulation software, has announced that it has acquired the robotics division of Delfoi, a

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Chemical Business Association creates new roles to support growth plans

    Chemical Business Association creates new roles to support growth plans

The Chemical Business Association (CBA), which represents the UK chemical supply chain, has announced the recent appointment of two key

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Malone Group establishes new Digital Services & Project Support Centre in Northern Ireland

    Malone Group establishes new Digital Services & Project Support Centre in Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland headquartered engineering and technology services firm Malone Group is setting up a new Digital Services & Project

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Scaling-up technologies for the UK’s foundation industries

    Scaling-up technologies for the UK’s foundation industries

Innovate UK has announced a £19.5 million award to the Foundation Industries Sustainability Consortium (FISC). The award will support the

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Despite significant headwinds, Irish economy set to perform in robust manner for remainder of 2022

    Despite significant headwinds, Irish economy set to perform in robust manner for remainder of 2022

Despite significant headwinds, the Irish economy is set to perform in a robust manner for remainder of 2022, however the

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How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on Thursday, 13th of

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