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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 in confidence in the manufacturing sector for the next six

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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 covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating

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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 according to research findings by Visual Components, polling respondents in the UK,

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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 Limerick Rail line, a project which is funded by the

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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 stock is lost – either through the 7.1% which is damaged or

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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 value sales in Europe (€216 billion) – up from 34%

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

    Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating offshore wind industry and help the country reach its climate

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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 materials industries, has opened a new distribution center in Dublin,

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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 social report – Mondelēz UK: Making the Right Impact – which

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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, have found that while industrial companies are setting ambitious sustainability

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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 will likely impact future production output. That’s according to a

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UPS Healthcare announces expansion in Irish market with first-of-its-kind global healthcare facility

    UPS Healthcare announces expansion in Irish market with first-of-its-kind global healthcare facility

UPS has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind healthcare facility in Dublin. Opening in late 2023, the new facility will boast nearly 6,000 sq m of healthcare-dedicated space to connect

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New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

    New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

A state-of-the-art £36 million superfactory will secure the Scottish future of a company crucial to the whisky industry. The huge investment includes a £3.3 million grant from Scottish Enterprise and

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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 trade from the EU to UK by 20% relative to

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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 team members. The chemicals and pharmaceutical industry is the UK’s

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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 October 2022, will be the largest event of its kind

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New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

    New funding announced to help the UK PEMD industry scale-up

Projects are being sought to share £5 million in funding and improve power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) manufacturing supply chains in the UK. Run by Innovate UK the ‘PEMD

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Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

    Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

Following years of significant planning, investment and development, the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has officially launched its new state-of-the-art Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. The launch of CCT

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

The 2022 IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, were revealed at a special ceremony and gala dinner held recently at the Kilashee Hotel,

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Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

    Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

Leeds-based CO2Sustain is reminding carbonated drinks manufacturers that its patented additive can cut by 12% the amount of CO2 needed to add fizz during production, helping to mitigate the pressure on CO2 supplies while maintaining the

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready for scale-up to support the growth of manufacturing and expansion

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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

    Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector and Government to improve education, simplify product labelling and to

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Durham Box awarded highest BRC grade

    Durham Box awarded highest BRC grade

Leading corrugated packaging manufacturer, Durham Box, has been awarded a AA grade BRC certification for its manufacturing site in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Under the revised issue 5 of the

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Groundbreaking testbed network applying advanced tech to help businesses navigate increasingly complex supply chains

    Groundbreaking testbed network applying advanced tech to help businesses navigate increasingly complex supply chains

Supply chain woes could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new series of world-first national digital

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Rahi further invests in Irish region

    Rahi further invests in Irish region

Rahi, a leading global IT systems integrator, whose European sales headquarters have been based in Limerick since 2015, has announced

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UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

    UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

Builders merchants recorded the highest revenue since their building index began in 2014 for the second quarter of this year despite

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UK manufacturing output falls

    UK manufacturing output falls

UK manufacturing output fell for the first time since February 2021 in the three months to August, with no growth

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First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

    First power at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

SSE Renewables and its partner TotalEnergies has announced first power generation from the Seagreen offshore wind farm, 27 km off

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Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

    Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainability

Consumers globally are preparing to hunker down for a long financial squeeze, as the increasing cost of living and geopolitical

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Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

    Call for financial support for Irish SMEs amid ongoing energy crisis

The Irish SME Association (ISME) is calling on the Government to provide greater levels of support for SME businesses in

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Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

    Improving resource and energy efficiency in the UK’s foundation industries

15 innovative new projects have been announced to improve resource and energy efficiency in UK’s foundation industry companies and supply

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Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

    Moffett Automated Storage opens new Head Office – Plans to create 30 new jobs

The rapid global expansion of Irish warehousing innovators Moffett Automated Storage has led to the announcement of 30 new specialist

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022 – Finalists Announced

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, has announced the finalists for the IMR Manufacturing &

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Rhenus Ireland announces new Galway facility

    Rhenus Ireland announces new Galway facility

Rhenus Ireland has announced plans to build a brand-new site at the Rhenus Parkmore facility in Galway, western Ireland. Once

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UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

    UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

Hospitality businesses face a damaging combination of mounting costs and supply problems, CGA and Fourth’s new Business Confidence Survey reveals. The exclusive

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Irish manufacturing output falls for second month running in July

    Irish manufacturing output falls for second month running in July

The latest PMI® survey data from AIB highlighted continued challenges across the Irish manufacturing sector in July. Output declined for

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Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

    Britishvolt confirms UK Government funding boost for its £3.8 billion battery cell gigaplant

Battery technology pioneer Britishvolt has confirmed that it is to receive funding from the UK Government through its Automotive Transformation

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years

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Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

    Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

New warehouses and infrastructure growth are expected to fuel a rise in construction output by 2.5 per cent for 2022,

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Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

    Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

Britvic has officially opened its most recent canning line at the soft drink manufacturer’s its largest production site at Rugby

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    Scotland 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 the 13th of

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UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

    UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

The June edition of the UK Export Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT)

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£3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

    £3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

A project to create a food and drink technology centre in the Highlands has secured more than £3.2 million investment

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Aston University degree apprentice shows how women in the warehouse are becoming leaders

    Aston University degree apprentice shows how women in the warehouse are becoming leaders

A postgraduate degree apprentice who has just completed the MSc Supply Chain Leadership & Management programme at Aston University has been

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New date announced for IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022

    New date announced for IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2022

Irish Manufacturing Research, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, has announced the new date for the IMR Manufacturing &

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Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

    Urgent action needed as UK Auto faces £90 million energy cost hike

British automotive manufacturers are calling for urgent action on spiralling costs as new analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers

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Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

    Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

BSI, the business improvement and standards company, has been successfully developing and demonstrating future digital solutions with Trace Labs and

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Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

    Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, is planning a £250 million speculative logistics development, which will include

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Software solution offers food manufacturers increased traceability

    Software solution offers food manufacturers increased traceability

With food traceability playing a critical role in the global market and continuing to grow in complexity, the global leader

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Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

    Britishvolt partners with Prologis to build £200 million West Midlands scale up facility

Battery pioneer Britishvolt will anchor its UK battery scale up facilities in the West Midlands, with an investment exceeding £200

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British Steel launches feasibility study into the use of green hydrogen

    British Steel launches feasibility study into the use of green hydrogen

British Steel is conducting a major study into the use of green hydrogen in the company’s drive to decarbonise its

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New Apprenticeship to Tackle HGV Driver Shortage Launched

    New Apprenticeship to Tackle HGV Driver Shortage Launched

Ireland’s freight and distribution sector has reinforced its commitment to the next generation of employees with the launch  in Atlantic

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Lack of Skilled Lift Truck Instructors Poses Possible Safety Risks

    Lack of Skilled Lift Truck Instructors Poses Possible Safety Risks

The warehousing and logistics industry is facing a shortage of qualified Lift Truck Instructors which could lead to safety issues

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

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

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Major project to boost flexible plastic packaging recycling in the UK

    Major project to boost flexible plastic packaging recycling in the UK

FlexCollect, the UK’s largest collaborative project to support the collection and recycling of flexible plastic packaging, has been launched with

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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

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3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

    3PL provider extends service offering to support ongoing container challenges

A leading 3PL provider has extended its service offering to support the ongoing container challenges experienced by UK business. Carlton

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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

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