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Every Minute Counts: Creating a flexible, intelligent pharmaceutical cold chain

    Every Minute Counts: Creating a flexible, intelligent pharmaceutical cold chain

By Barry Heavey, Life Sciences practice lead, Accenture in Ireland I recently had the pleasure to meet Emily Whitehead, the first CAR T cell therapy patient who has now been declared cured of

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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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Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies announces a €4 million investment

    Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies announces a €4 million investment

Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies has announced a €4 million investment, as well as the recruitment of 40 new personnel and the appointment of a new board of management as

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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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University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

    University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

A project aiming to maximise tidal energy generation has been launched at the University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility. The €10 million MAXBlade project – funded by the European Union and

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Lufthansa Technik announces further growth for Ireland

    Lufthansa Technik announces further growth for Ireland

Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon (LTTS) has announced the further expansion of its business in Ireland with the opening of a new 2,000 sq m manufacturing facility and the creation of

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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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Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

    Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

Nolan Transport, the European asset based logistics company which is headquartered in Ireland, has stepped forward and invested in the future of today’s supply chain requirements. The world has seen

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Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

    Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

Iarnród Éireann has awarded leading Irish builder and contractor John Sisk & Son the contract for the first phase of works to reinstate the Limerick to Foynes rail line for

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Hyperbat’s EV battery expertise wins Lotus Evija contract

    Hyperbat’s EV battery expertise wins Lotus Evija contract

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-performance electric vehicle battery packs has sealed a multi-million-pound contract to supply batteries to Lotus for its new all-electric Evija, the world’s most

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Integrated Food Projects rebrands to NIRAS

    Integrated Food Projects rebrands to NIRAS

NIRAS has announced that its UK-based food and beverage capital investment expert, Integrated Food Projects (IFP) will rebrand and operate as NIRAS – creating the UK’s largest food and beverage

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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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Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

    Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach 128,462 new registrations, according to the latest figures from the

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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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Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

    Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

Yeovil-based Leonardo, one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD, has been awarded a C$1 billion (€690

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Scottish company creating UK first 100% renewables powered timber kit factory

    Scottish company creating UK first 100% renewables powered timber kit factory

Industry has been transformed time and again by great Scottish innovation, fuelled by limitless imagination and exceptional creativity. It is this same passion for innovation that drove a timber frame

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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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DFDS acquires McBurney Transport Group for £138 million

    DFDS acquires McBurney Transport Group for £138 million

DFDS, the European ferry and transport services giant, has agreed to acquire 100% of McBurney Transport Group headquartered in Northern Ireland. McBurney is focused on moving cold chain and dry

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Moderna finalises strategic partnership with UK Government

    Moderna finalises strategic partnership with UK Government

Moderna, a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, has announced the finalisation of a strategic partnership with the UK government to establish a state-of-the-art mRNA research, development,

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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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Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

    Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

Kerry Group, a world leader in taste and nutrition, has launched a new tool that will support manufacturers to optimise the nutritional profile of products while being aware of the

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Mulrines to invest in new drinks and liquid food manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

  Mulrines to invest in new drinks and liquid food manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

Mulrines, one of Ireland’s fastest growing indigenous food and drink businesses, is investing significantly in a new drinks and liquid

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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

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Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

  Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector are being urged to start planning for next Christmas by exploring how

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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

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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

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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

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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

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SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

  SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has launched the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark to help

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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

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Pfizer announces €1.2 billion capital investment in Grange Castle, Dublin

  Pfizer announces €1.2 billion capital investment in Grange Castle, Dublin

Pfizer is to invest more than €1.2 billion capital investment in its Grange Castle, Dublin manufacturing site. The investment, which

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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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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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Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

  Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

Thompson Aero Seating, the aviation manufacturing company, has announces its plans for the creation of a world-class Dynamic Test Facility

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Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

  Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

With the Future Homes Standard legislation coming into force in 2025, the UK heat pump market continues to see year

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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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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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£17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

  £17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise has launched a new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million for companies across Scotland

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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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Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

  Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

Bakkavor, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, is proposing to close two of its sites –

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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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First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

  First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

British dairy co-operative, First Milk, has announced that it has agreed a new partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients to produce

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IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

  IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

The latest biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report from IRI has revealed that Private Labels now make up 36% of total FMCG

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Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

  Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

Avantor, a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied

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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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Irish timber frame construction firm to expand lean and digital capabilities

  Irish timber frame construction firm to expand lean and digital capabilities

Monaghan-based IJM Timber Engineering has secured funding under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative, a programme aimed at achieving faster,

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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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New Managing Director appointed at ULMA Packaging UK

  New Managing Director appointed at ULMA Packaging UK

ULMA Packaging UK has announced the appointment of James Couldwell as Managing Director, following the retirement of its former long-standing

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Gold Line Feeds acquired by United Petfoods

  Gold Line Feeds acquired by United Petfoods

UK-based Gold Line Feeds is being acquired by international pet food producer, United Petfood. Gold Line Feeds is an independent

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Quotient Sciences completes major expansion of drug substance manufacturing facility

  Quotient Sciences completes major expansion of drug substance manufacturing facility

Quotient Sciences, the drug development and manufacturing accelerator, has completed the expansion of its drug substance manufacturing facility at Alnwick

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