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Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

    Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

As industry looks to rebuild and grow after the lockdown, there is an opportunity for manufacturers to refocus on their sustainability goals and work with the Government to deliver a

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Robotics and resilience. Futureproof your business with Universal Robots

    Robotics and resilience. Futureproof your business with Universal Robots

From a global labour shortage to the unexpected challenge of the Covid-19 crisis, automation has never been more relevant to the survival of manufacturing businesses. Universal Robots, the global leader

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COVID-19 and the New ‘Norm’ for Manufacturing

    COVID-19 and the New ‘Norm’ for Manufacturing

If ever a global crisis proved to remind us that an over-reliance upon scarce manual resources, and impractical overcrowded working conditions is unsustainable for the security of our supply chain

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Ensuring the success of the ‘cobotics’ movement in 2020 – by Martin Walder, VP Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric 

    Ensuring the success of the ‘cobotics’ movement in 2020 – by Martin Walder, VP Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric 

With the UK manufacturing industry under increasing pressure to deliver more at a lower cost, the coming years will see manufacturers take steps to create a completely ‘smart’ factory floor.

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Productive Robotics launches OB7-Stretch , a new collaborative robot model

    Productive Robotics launches OB7-Stretch , a new collaborative robot model

The OB7-Stretch from Productive Robotics extends 1.25 meters, but with a payload of 4kg, it offers an affordable alternative to bigger-payload, long-reach cobots. Its seven axes design gives it a

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Gatik Debuts First-Ever Autonomous Box Truck Fleet for logistics

    Gatik Debuts First-Ever Autonomous Box Truck Fleet for logistics

Gatik, a Palo Alto-based startup deploying autonomous vehicles for business to business (B2B) short-haul logistics, today announced a new platform to serve the supply chain’s middle mile: the autonomous box truck.

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Make UK publishes 3 point plan to recover the manufacturing industry

    Make UK publishes 3 point plan to recover the manufacturing industry

Almost two-fifths (37%) of manufacturers don’t expect trading conditions to return for normal for 6-12 months after COVID crisis ends. And further 17% say it will take over a year to

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The National Robotics Executive Committee launches the Automation Assessment Tool

    The National Robotics Executive Committee launches the Automation Assessment Tool

The National Robotics Executive Committee is an initiative launched in January 2019 aiming for manufacturers and technology providers to steer robotics & automation projects directly in line with relevant industrial

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Irish manufacturing suffers record falls in output and new orders in April as coronavirus pandemic worsens

    Irish manufacturing suffers record falls in output and new orders in April as coronavirus pandemic worsens

The April AIB PMI® survey of Irish manufacturers revealed a deepening downturn in the sector at the start of the second quarter of 2020, as the economic fallout from lockdowns

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IoT & Industry 4.0 Online Conference & Exhibition– June 16th, 2020

    IoT & Industry 4.0 Online Conference & Exhibition– June 16th, 2020

In simple terms, the Internet of Things (IoT) covers all devices, ranging from basic sensors to smartphones and wearables, that are connected to the internet and which can ‘talk’ to

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Combi-Ventilate – Turning one ventilator into multiple engineered ventilation stations

    Combi-Ventilate – Turning one ventilator into multiple engineered ventilation stations

The Irish manufacturer Combilift, best known for its range of space-saving forklifts and other handling solutions, has drawn on its expertise in engineering and software design to develop the Combi-Ventilate,

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Regeneron shifts production from New Yok to Limerick

    Regeneron shifts production from New Yok to Limerick

The Times reported that Regeneron, a biotech giant valued at $63bn (€58bn), is shifting manufacturing of some of its existing products from the US to Ireland in order to clear

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Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

    Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

Hand Sanitizer Market size is set to exceed USD 3.6 billion by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rising cases of COVID-19 disease is anticipated to

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Busch Vacuum Solutions reveals state-of-the-art products

    Busch Vacuum Solutions reveals state-of-the-art products

Busch Vacuum Solutions is committed to developing vacuum pumps and centralized vacuum supply systems that operate with the highest possible levels of energy efficiency, enabling customers in all industry sectors

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Interflex appoints new Managing Director

    Interflex appoints new Managing Director

Langar-based Automotive manufacturer Interflex 2000 has appointed a new managing director to help grow the business and increase turnover. The new managing director is Jim Griffin, who has over 30

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Manufacturing giant Kostal begins phased resumption of operations at its Cork and Limerick plants

    Manufacturing giant Kostal begins phased resumption of operations at its Cork and Limerick plants

The Independent reported yesterday that manufacturing giant, Kostal, a leading producer of electronic and mechanical components for the automotive sector, has confirmed it will undertake a phased resumption of operations

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Automation and Robotics Online Conference – June 2nd, 2020

    Automation and Robotics Online Conference – June 2nd, 2020

Manufacturers are increasingly realising the benefits of investing in Automation and Robotics technologies in order to increase productivity and reduce costs, while simultaneously improving precision and flexibility, and eliminating human

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Manufacturing Barometer reveals worrying picture for manufacturers

    Manufacturing Barometer reveals worrying picture for manufacturers

SWMAS released the initial findings of the current Manufacturing Barometer survey that shows a reduction in volumes, potential job cuts, and confusion around Government support SME manufacturers in England are

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Online platform launches to help firms collaborate on coronavirus

    Online platform launches to help firms collaborate on coronavirus

InterTradeIreland and TechIreland just launched an online platform to allow businesses to collaborate and meet the supply chain and manufacturing challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. The interactive map will

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Coronavirus: 81% of manufacturing firms in Northern Ireland put workers on furlough

    Coronavirus: 81% of manufacturing firms in Northern Ireland put workers on furlough

More than four in five manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland had to put some staff on leave, according to the industry body.,And about half of employees have been furloughed at

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Implementing the Smart Factory: New perspectives for driving value

    Implementing the Smart Factory: New perspectives for driving value

Leaders have a broad range of choices and opportunities with respect to smart factory transformations, both in terms of which technologies to use, and how to deploy them. A report

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Flexible Manufacturing: Adapting Quickly to Changing Markets and Events

    Flexible Manufacturing: Adapting Quickly to Changing Markets and Events

Paolo Butti, EMEA Director, Industry and OEM at Rockwell Automation highlights how and why manufacturers should undertake initiatives to increase flexibility in their operations. Flexibility is a goal for many

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TFC launches new facility in Northern Ireland

    TFC launches new facility in Northern Ireland

TFC announced the launch of their newest facility, TFC Portadown. Set up to supply Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the new site was established in just three months

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UK manufacturing sector slumps at fastest rate in 8 years

  UK manufacturing sector slumps at fastest rate in 8 years

An article published by Yahoo Finance reveals that UK manufacturing output and new orders have declined at the fastest rate

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Ibstock Steps-up Forklift Safety With Doosan

  Ibstock Steps-up Forklift Safety With Doosan

Ibstock plc is a leading manufacturer of innovative clay and concrete building products. With 38 manufacturing plants in the UK,

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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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Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US

  Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US

Kerry Group, the leading international taste and nutrition company, has confirmed that it is to invest $125 million in its

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Australian Firm Chooses Dungannon For New Manufacturing Facility

  Australian Firm Chooses Dungannon For New Manufacturing Facility

Adelaide-based Dynamic Equipment Ltd, owned by Australian native Daniel Ritchie, has chosen Dungannon as the location for a new manufacturing facility,

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Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

  Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

Armagh-based refrigeration company, Cross Refrigeration, has secured its first contract in Melbourne, Australia estimated to be worth over £7 million.

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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

  Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby

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155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

  155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

Coleraine-based manufacturer Maine Surface Finishing is creating 155 jobs in a major £9.5 million expansion. The company provides powder coating

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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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Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant

  Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant

Coca-Cola HBC has commissioned a new ‘canning line’ at its plant in Lisburn. The canning line is the second of

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

  Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held

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Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

  Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

By John Whelan The outbreak of the coronavirus has come at a difficult and sensitive time for China’s economy. China’s

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Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift

  Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift

Dublin City University and Combilift, the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling

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Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

  Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

Michael (Mick) Guinee, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Ei Electronics, which is one of Ireland’s leading indigenous electronics manufacturing and

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Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy

  Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) launched CIRCULEIRE – the National Platform for Circular Manufacturing – at the 2020 National Manufacturing &

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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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Winners of the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

  Winners of the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

The winners of the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards were revealed at a special ceremony and gala dinner

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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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Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

  Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

Gallagher and McKinney Ltd has built a new manufacturing facility at Skeoge Industrial Park, and is creating 14 new jobs.

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Grant Engineering Officially Opens New €14 Million Expanded Facilities

  Grant Engineering Officially Opens New €14 Million Expanded Facilities

Grant, Ireland’s leading engineering company specialising in the plumbing and heating industry, has officially opened its newly expanded facilities in

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OEEsystems International Announces Official Irish Launch of PerformOEE™ Smart Factory Edition

  OEEsystems International Announces Official Irish Launch of PerformOEE™ Smart Factory Edition

OEEsystems International are The OEE People. Supporting global installations from Seattle to Shanghai since 2002, their Smart Factory Software, PerformOEE

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Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

  Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

Credited with being the originator of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (Industry 4.0) and named by the Financial Times as one

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MAW Engineering Invests in Antrim Area

  MAW Engineering Invests in Antrim Area

MAW Engineering has invested £2.8 million in a new commercial vehicle venture, including a purpose-built new manufacturing facility and 46

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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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Finalists Announced For the IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2020

  Finalists Announced For the IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2020

The finalists in the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards have been announced. First introduced last year, the IMR

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OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

  OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

OSSM Cloud Solutions, the Dublin-based Oracle NetSuite solution provider, has partnered with international shipping software company SmartFreight to launch its

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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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UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule

  UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule

Technical fire engineering services specialist, Joule Group is winning new business in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar following R&D

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Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

  Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New  SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system

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Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

  Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

Solving simple motion tasks electrically is now possible with the Simplified Motion Series from Festo. The electric drive series combines

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2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

  2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

Established in order to recognise excellence and raise standards across Ireland’s manufacturing industry and its associated supply chains, the 2020

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AW Control Systems to Create 16 Jobs in Armagh as Business Grows

  AW Control Systems to Create 16 Jobs in Armagh as Business Grows

AW Control Systems Ltd in Armagh is creating 16 new jobs and building an additional production facility to support its

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London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

  London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

Chargifi, a leading provider of cloud-connected wireless charging technology, is to set up a Technology and Business Development Hub in

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