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Manufacturing

Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

    Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

The rebirth of Northern Ireland bus-maker Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy thanks to its support for home-grown suppliers and a UK workforce. Wrightbus has

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Irish manufacturing sector deteriorates solidly in June

    Irish manufacturing sector deteriorates solidly in June

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data indicated a deeper deterioration in operating conditions across the Irish manufacturing sector in June. The downturn was the most severe in nearly a year as

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All-Island focus key to boosting economic prosperity for Northern Ireland

    All-Island focus key to boosting economic prosperity for Northern Ireland

Trade NI has said that greater economic co-operation across the island of Ireland is key to prosperity in Northern Ireland. A report from Trade NI concluded that collaboration, investment in

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

The Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Thursday, 12th of September 2024. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme

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Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

    Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

Revive Active, Ireland’s No1 VMS brand, has opened its second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar, County Westmeath. This new 10,000 sq ft factory comes on the back of Revive Active’s

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Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

    Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

Construction has started on a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future at Global Point in Newtownabbey led by Queen’s University Belfast, which is key to an exciting future for advanced manufacturing

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Derry business wins multi-million contract following investment in state-of-the-art equipment

    Derry business wins multi-million contract following investment in state-of-the-art equipment

Derry-based professional clothing company Hunter Apparel Solutions has won a £3.5 million contract with Dublin Fire Brigade. The contract follows a £1 million investment in new machinery by Hunter which

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ALDI records €1.1 billion spend with Irish suppliers in 2023 and economic impact of €757 million, as retailer marks 25 years in Ireland

    ALDI records €1.1 billion spend with Irish suppliers in 2023 and economic impact of €757 million, as retailer marks 25 years in Ireland

ALDI’s economic contribution to Ireland in 2023 was €757 million as the retailer spent €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers, according to its latest economic impact report, ‘ALDI in Ireland, 1999-2024′. The

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Aspire Create to expand its team following £1 million contract wins in Great Britain

    Aspire Create to expand its team following £1 million contract wins in Great Britain

Bangor-based bespoke joinery company, Aspire Create has secured two new contracts worth over £1 million in Great Britain. Aspire Create provides specialist joinery and interior fit out services for the

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Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

    Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

Made Smarter, the movement connecting manufacturers to technology and skills, has launched a national awards programme to celebrate digital transformation among SME manufacturers. The Made Smarter Adoption Awards champion manufacturing

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Northern Ireland businesses urged to seize trade opportunities

    Northern Ireland businesses urged to seize trade opportunities

“Trade opportunities should be seized and maximised,” advised  Economy Minister, Conor Murphy when speaking at the recent launch of Invest Northern Ireland’s international trade calendar of events and trade missions.

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May Ireland Manufacturing PMI signals near-stabilisation in operating conditions

    May Ireland Manufacturing PMI signals near-stabilisation in operating conditions

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data signalled a broad stabilisation in operating conditions in May as the headline index from the survey ticked up to a three-month high. Softer and only

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New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

    New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

A new campaign by Scotland’s national and international economic development agency Scottish Enterprise aims to alert businesses – particularly SMEs – to potential supply chain opportunities in the energy transition sector.

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Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

    Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

Five new hubs have been launched which aim to address the challenge of commercialising early-stage research within key areas of UK manufacturing, such as semiconductors and medicines. A key goal

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£86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

    £86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of technology development in offshore wind have been given the green light. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will provide £85.6 million

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Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

    Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

Jacobs has announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next two years in Ireland, at the official opening of its new state-of-the-art office in Sandyford, Dublin. The office opening

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€104 million investment for science research in Ireland

    €104 million investment for science research in Ireland

A €104 million investment in scientific research across Ireland has been announced. The funding is being allocated to four SFI Research Centres – BiOrbic Bioeconomy SFI Research Centre; FutureNeuro SFI

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New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

    New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

A new £20 million fund which will offer support to local businesses in Northern Ireland to purchase and install energy efficient equipment that will help to reduce energy consumption and

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Nucleic acid medicines manufacture receives £4.5 million in funding

    Nucleic acid medicines manufacture receives £4.5 million in funding

Five projects will receive funding to develop and commercialise innovative solutions for the manufacturing of nucleic acid medicines. Innovate UK has announced the winners of a funding competition to create

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€2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

    €2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

Kildare Innovation Campus (KIC), located in a parkland setting on 184 acres between Celbridge and Leixlip, has announced a €2.4 billion investment in the further development of the site. This

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IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) will be participating in this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, taking place on the 28th and 29th of May 2024, at the RDS

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EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

    EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

Tech leaders in Ireland are reporting strong interest in the transformative potential of AI, but this is not yet turning to action for the majority of organisations, with more than

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New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

Call 7 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) has been launched. The aim of the Fund is to encourage collaborations by industry and research sector into the development and

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Wrightbus plans major European expansion

  Wrightbus plans major European expansion

World-beating zero-emissions bus manufacturer Wrightbus has unveiled plans for more jobs and widespread European expansion following 12 months of strong

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

  National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and an extensive exhibition area displaying the latest technological solutions and business services available, the

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Steepest fall in Irish manufacturing new orders since December 2022

  Steepest fall in Irish manufacturing new orders since December 2022

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data signalled a sustained reduction in output volumes and incoming new work during April, with both

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Ireland’s second electrification revolution

  Ireland’s second electrification revolution

Nearly 80 years since the launch of the Rural Electrification Scheme, which transformed Ireland into a modern economy, a new

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Report forecasts 21,000 additional jobs for Biopharma sector by 2027

  Report forecasts 21,000 additional jobs for Biopharma sector by 2027

A report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) forecasts 21,000 additional jobs will be created by 2027,

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IceMOS Technology one of only ten exceptional exporters honoured in UK Government’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

  IceMOS Technology one of only ten exceptional exporters honoured in UK Government’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

Semiconductor technology firm, IceMOS Technology Corporation is among the 2024 winners of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Made

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Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

  Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

Gas Networks Ireland has announced that Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers (Irish Tar) is the first company in its industry

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IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

  IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

In a year marked by significant MedTech advancement, IDA Ireland, the national development agency responsible for attracting foreign investment to

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Wrightbus helps Irish city to become one of the first to deploy fully electric bus service

  Wrightbus helps Irish city to become one of the first to deploy fully electric bus service

Zero-emission technology from transport pioneer Wrightbus is playing a crucial role in the development of one of Ireland’s first fully-electric

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Sonatus expands into Ireland

  Sonatus expands into Ireland

Sonatus, a leading automotive software company accelerating the transition to software-defined vehicles (SDVs), has opened an R&D and engineering center

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Report reveals ‘True Impact’ of manufacturing is nearly a quarter of UK GDP

  Report reveals ‘True Impact’ of manufacturing is nearly a quarter of UK GDP

Manufacturing is having a far greater impact on the UK economy than first thought, according to a major new report.

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Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

  Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

Kilsaran, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, has announced the launch of two new electric concrete

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Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing sector performance

  Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing sector performance

March data from the AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® illustrated persistent fragility across the manufacturing sector, with both output and new

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Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

  Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

The Irish Government has announced funding of a further €6.8 million for a twelfth project under Call 6 of the

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Made Smarter and tech institutes partner to help UK manufacturers go digital

  Made Smarter and tech institutes partner to help UK manufacturers go digital

Made Smarter and leading technology demonstrators have joined forces to demystify digital transformation with a new white paper. ‘Made Smarter technologies:

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£16.3 million investment in Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre in Belfast

  £16.3 million investment in Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre in Belfast

Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for the Economy have announced a £16.3 million investment in a new state-of-the-art Artificial

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Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

  Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

Galway-based space tech company Mbryonics has been approved for a recommended investment of €17.5 million from the European Innovation Council

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28-29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

  National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28-29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

The annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will he held at RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin, on Tuesday, 28th,

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Winners of £12 million REforMM CR&D competition announced

  Winners of £12 million REforMM CR&D competition announced

Innovate UK has announced the 18 projects selected in the Resource Efficiency for Materials and Manufacturing (REforMM) collaborative R&D competition.

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New Research highlights business opportunities in the All-island Circular Economy

  New Research highlights business opportunities in the All-island Circular Economy

InterTradeIreland, the all-island economic development agency, has launched a report revealing new business opportunities available in the all-island circular economy

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National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

  National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

The 2024 National Construction Summit is being held on Thursday, April 18th at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown in Dublin.

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Net Zero Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore to showcase Northern Ireland as a key player in the Green Economy

  Net Zero Exchange visit to Malaysia and Singapore to showcase Northern Ireland as a key player in the Green Economy

This week a Northern Ireland Net Zero Exchange mission, led by Invest Northern Ireland, is visiting Malaysia and Singapore to

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£11.5 million bioinnovation boost set to transform UK manufacturing

  £11.5 million bioinnovation boost set to transform UK manufacturing

UKRI (UK Research & Innovation) is backing 21 cross-sector collaborations designed to spark innovation, commercialisation and growth in UK sustainable

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Fastest rise in Irish manufacturing output since April 2022

  Fastest rise in Irish manufacturing output since April 2022

The AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® survey for February 2024 indicated strengthening business conditions, with production growth accelerating to the highest

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£3.7 million awarded to advance UK smart factory projects

  £3.7 million awarded to advance UK smart factory projects

UK innovators with cutting edge projects to drive growth across manufacturing industries have been funded by the Made Smarter Innovation

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PAC Group to invest £1.3 million following £2.8 million contract wins

  PAC Group to invest £1.3 million following £2.8 million contract wins

Belfast-based engineering firm, PAC Group has announced an investment of £1.3 million which will see it expand its team with

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Wrightbus secures new deal to deliver zero-emission buses to London

  Wrightbus secures new deal to deliver zero-emission buses to London

Bus operator Stagecoach has ordered another 16 state-of-the-art zero-emission vehicles from Northern Ireland-based manufacturer Wrightbus for London. The battery electric

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Smart Solutions in the Hands of Manufacturers: The ‘Remote’ Route to Zero Machine Downtime

  Smart Solutions in the Hands of Manufacturers: The ‘Remote’ Route to Zero Machine Downtime

Unplanned downtime is placing a greater burden on manufacturers than ever before. Research from Siemens highlights that the cost of unplanned

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Bristol Myers Squibb to invest over $400 million in Dublin facility expansion

  Bristol Myers Squibb to invest over $400 million in Dublin facility expansion

Bristol Myers Squibb has announced investment of $400 million at its Dublin 15 Cruiserath Campus towards the build and design

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The AIM Centre in Sligo officially opens

  The AIM Centre in Sligo officially opens

In an important milestone for the North-West region’s manufacturing sector, the new Advancing Innovation in Manufacturing (AIM) Centre in Sligo

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Peter Williamson takes his seat as the new chair of Make UK Affiliate Partner Board

  Peter Williamson takes his seat as the new chair of Make UK Affiliate Partner Board

Automate UK CEO, Peter Williamson has been appointed as the new chair of the Make UK affiliate partner board. He

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Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

  Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

Lidl Ireland has announced that more than €1.6 billion worth of goods and services was procured from Irish suppliers and

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ESG in British Manufacturing

  ESG in British Manufacturing

Britain’s manufacturers are stepping up their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) commitments as the topic rises rapidly on the boardroom

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Pentagon Technologies announces state-of-the-art precision parts cleaning facility for Dundalk

  Pentagon Technologies announces state-of-the-art precision parts cleaning facility for Dundalk

Pentagon Technologies Group, a subsidiary of Kurita Water Industries, has announced the establishment of a precision parts cleaning facility in

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Warnings for Irish manufacturers amid the AI boom

  Warnings for Irish manufacturers amid the AI boom

By John Whelan Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been all over the news recently, but not for all the right

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