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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 other trusted partners. This work forms part of Trusted Bytes

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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 the UK’s largest-ever speculative logistics building, in Avonmouth, Bristol. The

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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 in inspection technologies for food quality and safety, Loma Systems,

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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 million with partner Prologis, the logistics real estate operator, that

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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 operations and manufacture net-zero steel. The steelmaker, which is collaborating

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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 TU Sligo of a new Transport Operations and Commercial Driving

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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 in forklift operations, according to RTITB. “The lack of lift

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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 at the TEC, Belfast, on Thursday, 23rd of June 2022.

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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 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) support. The multi-million-pound project will

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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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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 Forest 3PL, which operates across a variety of transport and

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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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Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

    Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

The Port of Cork Company (PoCC) is celebrating the long-awaited launch of operations in its new Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. This is a hugely important milestone for the

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Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

    Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

Rosslare Europort management has announced plans to establish the port, its hinterland and the south-east region as Ireland’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Hub, with the potential to create 2,000 jobs.

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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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AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

    AM Labels Relocates to Larger Premises to Expand Operations

AM Labels Limited, an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, barcoding and RFID systems, has relocated to a larger premises to expand its business operations.

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DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

    DHL Express opens new state-of-the-art facility in Blarney, County Cork

DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, has opened its new state-of-the-art logistics hub in Blarney, County Cork. DHL has been operating its express service in Cork since 1979

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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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Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

    Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

A new banana ripening and distribution centre, owned and operated by Irish banana distributors, Fyffes has opened and commenced operations in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. Representing an investment by Fyffes

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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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Siemens partners with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to produce smart automated guided vehicles

    Siemens partners with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to   produce smart automated guided vehicles

Siemens has partnered with Parmley Graham and AR Controls to produce smart automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to meet the growing demand across industries. At the heart of the innovation is

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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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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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Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

    Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative

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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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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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Aston University degree apprenticeship helps lead the way for women in logistics and supply chain

    Aston University degree apprenticeship helps lead the way for women in logistics and supply chain

An Aston University degree apprenticeship is helping to illustrate that more women are choosing a career in logistics and supply

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New monitor shows boost in number of UK exporters

    New monitor shows boost in number of UK exporters

New modelling from the Exporter Monitor produced by data group Coriolis Technologies and the Institute of Export & International Trade

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Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to maintain 99% service levels with major recruitment drive

    Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to maintain 99% service levels with major recruitment drive

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has launched a significant recruitment push in order to maintain its first class customer service

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New order growth accelerates at start of 2022 to boost Irish manufacturing sector

    New order growth accelerates at start of 2022 to boost Irish manufacturing sector

A faster increase in new orders boosted the Irish manufacturing sector in January, according to the first PMI® survey data

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Further expansion by Carlton Forest 3PL

    Further expansion by Carlton Forest 3PL

A 3PL provider, who enjoyed exponential growth in 2021, has started 2022 in a similar vein with the acquisition of

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Bricks shortages and rising product prices predicted

    Bricks shortages and rising product prices predicted

Bricks and roof tiles are in short supply with demand outstripping supply against a backdrop of rising inflation, the Construction

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Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

    Rail Freight 2040 Strategy targets five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network

Iarnród Éireann has launch its new Rail Freight 2040 Strategy. Prepared during the European Commission’s European Year of Rail 2021,

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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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Shippeo at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Dublin, 23-24 November 2021

    Shippeo at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Dublin, 23-24 November 2021

Shippeo, a global leader and European specialist in real-time transportation visibility, will be exhibiting and presenting at the National Manufacturing

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – Modula

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – Modula

Modula is the vertical automatic warehouse designed to optimize warehouse management and company intralogistics. Equipped with internal trays with capacity

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ONE VOICE PROCUREMENT (OVP) – Streamline communication with your Suppliers and Internal Customers

    ONE VOICE PROCUREMENT (OVP) – Streamline communication with your Suppliers and Internal Customers

By Komal Kumar Singh, Supply Chain Expert Have you ever heard a supplier complain about being unable to locate the

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Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

The global market size for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is set to reach a market value of $100 billion by

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Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

    Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced that Dublin Inland Port will open in early November 2021, with Dublin Ferryport Terminals

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Food’s Great Reset – 2 Sisters owner’s stark ‘food is too cheap’ message as inflation spirals

    Food’s Great Reset – 2 Sisters owner’s stark ‘food is too cheap’ message as inflation spirals

Cash-strapped British shoppers are facing a ‘Great Food Reset’ with less choice and higher prices, according to the owner of

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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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Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

    Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

Iarnród Eireann and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation solutions, have launched a new rail freight service in each direction between Ballina,

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Kilsaran benefiting from MotionMetrics fleet management solution

    Kilsaran benefiting from MotionMetrics fleet management solution

Leading Irish building materials supplier Kilsaran has signed up to the MotionMetrics suite of fleet management tools to improve efficiencies

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Fewer UK Sectors Grow as Staff Shortages Bite

    Fewer UK Sectors Grow as Staff Shortages Bite

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth fell to a six-month low in August, as the impact of labour

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British Irish Chamber welcomes UK Government announcement to delay import controls for EU goods

    British Irish Chamber welcomes UK Government announcement to delay import controls for EU goods

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement by the UK Government that it will delay the introduction

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

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

Free registration is now open for the 2021 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and

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Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

    Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

In a few weeks’ time, PPMA Show 2021 will return to the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, from September 28th-

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5 Key Reasons Behind the HGV Driver Crisis

    5 Key Reasons Behind the HGV Driver Crisis

As the current shortage of HGV drivers causes widespread chaos across multiple sectors, the fragility of our national supply chains

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Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

    Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

Shipping lines, freight forwarders and haulage companies are under increasing pressure to minimise transport costs, ensure on-time delivery and meet

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Staff shortages and rising input costs slow pace of UK economic growth

    Staff shortages and rising input costs slow pace of UK economic growth

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth was not unanimous for the first time since March in July, as

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Huge demand for warehouse workers in Midlands

    Huge demand for warehouse workers in Midlands

A leading warehouse recruiter is helping to tackle the huge demand for staff in the Midlands. Redwigwam is working with

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Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

    Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

Construction output is forecast to rise by 14 per cent in 2021 and 6.3 per cent next year, according to

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Latest UK seafood sector review shows Brexit and Covid-19 impacts

    Latest UK seafood sector review shows Brexit and Covid-19 impacts

Seafish has published its latest review into how the impacts of Covid-19 have been felt across the UK’s seafood supply chain. The latest report

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Irish Manufacturing sector maintains rapid growth in July

    Irish Manufacturing sector maintains rapid growth in July

Business conditions at Irish manufacturers continued to improve markedly in July, according to the latest AIB PMI® data. New order

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Resource and staff shortages constrain growth and drive up costs at UK manufacturers in July

    Resource and staff shortages constrain growth and drive up costs at UK manufacturers in July

The UK manufacturing upturn remained solid in July. Although rates of expansion in output and new orders slowed, they remained

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2 Sisters founder’s empty shelves warning as perfect storm grips food sector

    2 Sisters founder’s empty shelves warning as perfect storm grips food sector

The founder of one of Britain’s biggest food producers claims UK supermarket shelves will be bare and panic buying will

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition, organised by Premier Publishing & Events, was created for the manufacturing and

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