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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

    UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features

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Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

    Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

Valeo has produced its one hundred millionth automotive nearfield camera, which gives the car its rear and surround vision, at its Tuam site in Ireland, which employs about 850 people.

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Survey results show spring in the step of Northern Ireland Manufacturing

    Survey results show spring in the step of Northern Ireland Manufacturing

More than half of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing businesses are experiencing growth so far this year, a survey conducted by Perceptive Insight for Manufacturing NI and Tughans shows. Compared to April 2021,

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Takeda celebrates opening of innovative cell therapy production facility in Ireland

    Takeda celebrates opening of innovative cell therapy production facility in Ireland

Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, has opened a cell therapy production facility at its Grange Castle site in Dublin. The commercial scale cell therapy production facility is

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Irish Government seeking to invest in technologies that will disrupt traditional manufacturing sector

    Irish Government seeking to invest in technologies that will disrupt traditional manufacturing sector

Call 5 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF), with a particular focus on the Advanced and Smart Manufacturing sector, has been launched. The aim of the €500 million Disruptive

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Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

    Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.

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New Chief Executive for Federation of Bakers

    New Chief Executive for Federation of Bakers

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has appointed a new Chief Executive, Andrew Pyne (pictured above), who has taken over from Gordon Polson. Andrew Pyne brings a wealth of knowledge and

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Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

    Wolseley UK acquires the Heat Merchants and Hevac LTD Businesses in Ireland

Wolseley UK,  a leading specialist provider of plumbing, heating, cooling, and utility products to trade customers, has announced the acquisition of leading heating, plumbing, tiling and bathroom businesses Heat Merchants,

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Irish businesses struggling to monitor and report on key sustainability metrics

    Irish businesses struggling to monitor and report on key sustainability metrics

Businesses in Ireland are currently struggling to comprehensively measure, monitor and report on the range of metrics that they contribute to as part of the energy transition and in taking

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Siemens extends Connected Curriculum programme

    Siemens extends Connected Curriculum programme

Connected Curriculum, Siemens’ innovative teaching programme integrating technology into the higher education curriculum, has expanded its university partnerships bringing its total to 10 leading UK universities. Launched in 2019, the

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New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

    New Report Warns Plastics System Needs Significant Change Within 5 Years to Meet Circularity and Net Zero Goals

A major new report, ‘ReShaping Plastics – Pathways to a Circular, Climate Neutral Plastics System in Europe’, finds that a fully circular, net zero carbon emissions plastics system in Europe

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Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

    Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

Gordon Polson, Chief Executive of the Federation of Bakers has written to the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, calling for action

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New standards support businesses and regulators to place safe products on the UK market

    New standards support businesses and regulators to  place safe products on the UK market

BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, publishes two new standards to enable businesses and regulators to bring safe products to the UK market. These standards will

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Digitalisation of trade: new report identifies the £25 billion prize for UK

    Digitalisation of trade: new report identifies the £25 billion prize for UK

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has launched a new report setting out the opportunities and challenges of digitalising trade. The report, Trade Data and Digitalisation (available to download here), takes a

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin. Incorporating a

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Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

    Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

Construction of the first phase of a £80 million industrial development is underway in Sunderland. Legal & General-backed Hillthorn Business Park in Washington is on-track with GMI Construction Group poised

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IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

    IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice, hospitality, and retail event returns to the TEC, Belfast from 29th–31st March and celebrating its 25th anniversary, it is one of the most eagerly anticipated

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How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

    How can we realise the true potential of low-carbon fuels?

New research projects will help enable the future take-up of greener, hydrogen-based fuels in the UK. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is to provide £615,000 over the

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£14 million investment to help accelerate the introduction of clean power technologies

    £14 million investment to help accelerate the introduction of clean power technologies

Cummins Inc, a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions, plans to open a new Powertrain Test Facility at the

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InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

    InoBat launches UK office as part of global expansion

InoBat has launched an office located at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Warwick Innovation Centre. The start-up company, headquartered in Slovakia, has circa 60 employees, ten of which are

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Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

    Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier Food’s mill in Andover to their bakeries throughout the UK.

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Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

    Intel to Invest Over €33 Billion for R&D and Manufacturing in EU With €12 Billion in Ireland

Intel has announced the first phase of its plans to invest as much as 80 billion euros in the European Union over the next decade along the entire semiconductor value

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UK Government backs innovative businesses with new £150m loan scheme

    UK Government backs innovative businesses with new £150m loan scheme

Some of the UK’s most innovative businesses are set to benefit from a new series of loan competitions. The competitions will offer businesses up to £150 million to support their

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Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

    Accelerating traditional manufacturing methods into the 21st century

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has recently welcomed two new Tier Two members to the organisation.

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Bord Bia CEO to step down

    Bord Bia CEO to step down

Bord Bia, the Irish Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced

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Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

    Construction at NMIS HQ nears completion

Construction at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland Group’s (NMIS) headquarters in Renfrewshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) is nearing

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Metrology specialist puts down roots in Ireland

    Metrology specialist puts down roots in Ireland

Industrial metrology specialist The Sempre Group has officially opened its Dublin facility. The 180 square metre facility provides Irish manufacturers with

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ICS Cool Energy Invests and Expands its Rental Cooling and Heating Fleet in Europe

    ICS Cool Energy Invests and Expands its Rental Cooling and Heating Fleet in Europe

ICS Cool Energy, an international market leader specialising in complete temperature control solutions for manufacturing process and facilities applications, is

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Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

    Kirby Group Engineering awarded Engineers Ireland’s CPD Accredited Employer Standard

Founded in 1964 in Limerick, Kirby is a leading mechanical and electrical engineering contractor with operations in Ireland, the UK,

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Record Employment Levels in Companies Supported by Irish Government Agencies

    Record Employment Levels in Companies Supported by Irish Government Agencies

Two recently published surveys demonstrate the strength of Ireland’s economy despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and Brexit. The

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Analog Devices Invests €100 Million in Europe Operations with ADI Catalyst Launch

    Analog Devices Invests €100 Million in Europe Operations with ADI Catalyst Launch

Analog Devices, a leading global high-performance semiconductor company, will invest €100 million over the next three years in ADI Catalyst,

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The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 10th March, 2022 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

    The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Thursday, 10th March, 2022 – Arena MK, Milton Keynes

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is taking place on the 10th March, 2022 at the Arena

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Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

    Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

The number of residential commencement notices lodged in Ireland in 2021 was above pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from

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Eurocell EMEA to invest $800 million in European Gigafactory

    Eurocell EMEA to invest $800 million in European Gigafactory

Anglo-Korean next-generation battery company Eurocell EMEA is set to build its first European Gigafactory producing proven, production-ready technologies by 2023. As

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Rotary forge heading to Sheffield from Scotland

    Rotary forge heading to Sheffield from Scotland

A productivity boosting rotary forge that can provide up to 90% materials savings compared to conventional machining is being shipped

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Reliance launches Dublin automation hub

    Reliance launches Dublin automation hub

As part of its expansion plans, Reliance, which is Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial components, has opened an automation hub

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Further global expansion by Kingspan

    Further global expansion by Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has agreed to acquire Ondura Group from Naxicap Capital

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

    Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase

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Aston Martin to recruit more than 100 additional technicians at Welsh plant

    Aston Martin to recruit more than 100 additional technicians at Welsh plant

Aston Martin is to create more than 100 jobs at its St Athan site in Wales, following the launch of

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Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

    Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

The Government has launched its €180 million Plans to boost regional development. The Plans, which set out actions to 2024

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Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

    Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s largest dairy processor, has welcomed the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to uphold An Bord Pleanála’s

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Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

    Building Britain’s low-carbon supply chain to lead net zero revolution

£16.7 million of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is going to build the manufacturing capability Britain needs to lead

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Record Irish goods exports of €165.2 billion for 2021

    Record Irish goods exports of €165.2 billion for 2021

Preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the value of goods exports from Ireland rose to €165.2 billion

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New sector voice for UK manufacturing apprenticeships launched

    New sector voice for UK manufacturing apprenticeships launched

A new partnership between industry and Government to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector has been

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British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

    British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

A £1.5 billion home building fund offering loans to SMEs to help them deliver 42,000 new houses across the country

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The future of manufacturing comes to the AFRC in Scotland with Membership growth

    The future of manufacturing comes to the AFRC in Scotland with Membership growth

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has recently added three new Members and welcomed back another, with

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Dismal year for UK car output but investment recovery and electrified charge brighten outlook

    Dismal year for UK car output but investment recovery and electrified charge brighten outlook

UK car production in 2021 fell -6.7% to only 859,575 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor

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British manufacturers see positive outlook for 2022

    British manufacturers see positive outlook for 2022

Britain’s manufacturers are more positive about the growth outlook as they enter 2022, with greater confidence in the prospects for

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48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

    48% UK and Irish Industrial businesses want to be Net Zero in next 3 to 5 years

97% of UK and Irish industrial organisations have named reducing their carbon footprint as a priority, with 3 in 10

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Enjoyed a Record Year as Value of Sales Up 4% to €13.5 billion in 2021

    Irish Food and Drink Exports Enjoyed a Record Year as Value of Sales Up 4% to €13.5 billion in 2021

The value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 4% to a record €13.5 billion in 2021, despite

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BevExpo launches new initiative for drinks manufacturers in 2022

    BevExpo launches new initiative for drinks manufacturers in 2022

BevExpo’s new Taste Town showcases drinks manufacturers and their products, adding a new area to the existing exhibition and seminar

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The Lab of the Future May Be Here Before We Know It

    The Lab of the Future May Be Here Before We Know It

Momentum for digital technologies in lab research is growing and was further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, causing teams to

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – GEMÜ Group

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – GEMÜ Group

The GEMÜ Group is a leading manufacturer of valves, measurement and control systems for liquids, vapours and gases. GEMU is

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – European Springs and Pressings Ltd

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – European Springs and Pressings Ltd

European Springs and Pressings Ltd, established in 1948, are leading experts in the field of spring manufacturing and high speed

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – Electrical Mechanical Controls

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – Electrical Mechanical Controls

EMC Ltd, founded in 2001 and based in Galway is a leading supplier of Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatics, and Industrial Controls

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months,

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Schneider Electric joins UniversalAutomation.org to create new era of plug and play automation

    Schneider Electric joins UniversalAutomation.org to create new era of plug and play automation

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has joined other industrial leaders and pioneers

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Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    Irish Government launches Call 4 of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Irish Government has launched call 4 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF). The aim of the fund is

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