PM Summit, Ireland’s most diverse conference for project, programme and portfolio management professionals, has announced the results of a new survey which reveals that failed projects cost Irish companies on average €580,000. The research, which involved 407 project management professionals in Ireland from a broad range of sectors and was carried out with the assistance […]
The Mid West’s thriving aerospace and aviation industry will feature strongly at Manufacturing Solutions 2018, Ireland’s manufacturing supply chain conference and trade show, hosted by the GTMA* and Limerick Institute of Technology. Guest speakers from Boeing, Shannon IASC and Enterprise Ireland will discuss this growth industry which already employs over 1,600 people in more than […]
200 new jobs will be created in Monaghan with the announcement that forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider Combilift is to expand its workforce. The announcement was made by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD (pictured right) at the opening of Combilift’s new €50 million global headquarters and manufacturing facility.
The 200 new jobs, to be […]
Newry-based steel fabrication company, BM Steel has won its first business in Holland & Great Britain, estimated to be worth £800,000 in its first year. The contract is a joint venture with GB structural engineering firm, JB Towers, to supply the company’s products to DAEL Telecomm to service Holland and GB’s telecomm market.
Mike Mathers, Director […]
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Just 16% of engineering graduates are women, with the overall ratio currently just one woman to eight men in the engineering profession, a new Engineers Ireland report has revealed. Engineering 2018 highlighted that very few engineering employers have been specifically targeting the recruitment of female talent, which has the potential to help overcome the engineering skills shortage that […]
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched the Research Infrastructure Programme 2018. The aim of the SFI Research Infrastructure Call is to support the research community in building and sustaining the required infrastructural capacity to accomplish high quality, high impact and innovative research in areas of science and engineering that demonstrably enhance and underpin enterprise competitiveness […]
PM Group has announced the acquisition of PROjEN, a 100-person multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in the UK, with offices near Manchester and in Edinburgh. The company has joined PM Group as PM PROjEN. PM PROjEN provides multidisciplinary engineering and project management services in the chemical, petrochemical, advanced manufacturing technology and energy sectors.
“The acquisition of PM […]
Invest NI has welcomed US technology firm Cayan’s reinvestment in Northern Ireland. Since establishing its technology development operation here in 2013, Cayan has seen steady growth over the past four years and expects its overall headcount in Northern Ireland to rise to 240 people by 2019.
Building on the success of its Northern Ireland engineering division, Cayan has […]
79% of engineering employers expect their businesses to grow in 2018, a new Engineers Ireland survey has revealed. The findings indicate that engineering employers are very confident for the year ahead with 82% also planning to hire more engineers. 2017 was also viewed in a positive light by those surveyed, with 60% saying their financial […]
The redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been voted national Engineering Project of the Year for 2017 at eighth Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards. The regeneration of the stadium, home of Cork City and County GAA activities since it was established in 1898, has resulted in a multi-purpose floodlit bowl-shaped venue that can accommodate a capacity […]
Cookstown-based engineering services firm Enisca Group is investing over £1.5 million in its workforce, training and business infrastructure. This investment is to help maximise current opportunities within the power and water sectors in Great Britain and Ireland.
Plans are in place to recruit twenty-nine additional staff at Enisca and a further fifteen at its Group businesses by 2020. […]
The FREED Project is inviting applications from companies, SME’s or start-ups to develop innovative energy technologies, the Western Development Commission (WDC) announced on Tuesday. The WDC are using the etenders platform and the tender documents are available at www.freedproject.eu/itt-call-ireland-2. The closing date for applications is Wednesday March 15th 2017. Aimed at businesses that are currently active […]
New car registration figures released on Wednesday by Motorcheck.ie show that new car sales in February 2017 have fallen 21% on last year with only 17,015 units sold compared to over 21,552 units for the same month in 2016. This puts the overall new car market for the year to date behind by 8.7% when […]
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From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed drive for innovation in the construction sector. Given recent opportunities and prior reflections, owners and practitioners alike should seek efficient projects, lower costs, advance materials and […]
Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report, released on Monday. The survey highlighted a near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads.
The rate of input cost inflation quickened to the sharpest since February 2007 according […]
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced on Wednesday that its Ireland-based facility has been selected by the prime contractor on the Vega-C Launcher System and GPM Development and Qualification Program for the European Space Agency (ESA), to provide a COTS-based telemetry data system for the new launcher.
At €4.5 million, this is the largest ESA related contract […]
Irish online automotive parts retailer MicksGarage.com announced on Sunday the completion of a €1.5 million funding round to support further growth in the UK market. This latest fundraising for the Irish owned e-commerce business, which provides car parts and accessories to both do-it-yourself motoring enthusiasts and garages, was founded by brothers Ciaran and Michael Crean.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, announced on Thursday that she will establish a National Design Forum which will drive Ireland’s capability and reputation as a source of design innovation.
“Innovation gives companies and products their competitive edge and design is the piece that makes products distinctive, valuable and desirable,” Mitchell O’Connor […]
Synthetic diamond and supermaterials company Element Six, a member of The De Beers Group, announced on Friday the creation of a further 100 jobs at its Shannon facility as part of a €7 million investment at the plant this year. The investment will bring to €40 million the overall spend by Element Six at Shannon […]
The IES team will hold the next instalment of their IES Faculty BIM webinar series on Thursday 2nd February 2017. They’ll share the latest updates on their BIM4Analysis strategy, as well as their interoperability development work, helping you improve Revit to IES data exchange and enhance your BIM workflow with analysis. They also plan to […]
Synecco, a global supplier of contract manufacture and design solutions for the medical device market, will be exhibiting in Dublin at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition held on January 31st 2017.
Founded in 2004, Synecco offer a broad range of services to suit client’s needs including: design and engineering, component manufacture and […]
The Ulster bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December, released on Monday, showed that activity in the construction sector constinued to rise until the end of 2016. The report gave December a 58.9 in December, down from 59.8 in November. For the PMI index, and reading above 50 represent a growth over the previous month.
Leading supplier of industrial measuring and inspection technology, Sartorius Intec, will now be offering its products, solutions and services under the new Minebea Intec brand. This rebranding is the next logical step following Sartorius Intec’s move to Japanese group Minebea at the start of 2015. Minebea Intec’s product portfolio includes platform scales, process vessel and […]
LVP Conveyor Systems Ltd. are an engineering systems driven organisation intent on automating processes and streamlining efficiencies in modern day production flows. LVP seek to create value in production process by utilising proven modular technologies but also customising those elements necessary to make each unique materials handling project a success.
In a global climate of increased […]
Modula manufactures automated storage and retrieval systems featuring one of the most advanced vertical lift modules in the world.
Modula’s automated storage and retrieval solutions are designed to optimise space and improve your picking and storage operations. Modula’s products help your company to recover up to 90% of valuable floor space while improving picking accuracy, increasing […]
Interroll, a worldwide leading producer of high-quality key products and services for internal logistics, will exhibit in Dublin at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition held on January 26th 2017.
Interroll’s products include easy-to-integrate drive solutions such as drum motors for belt conveyors, DC-powered and non-powered rollers for roller conveyor systems; energy-efficient flow […]
Contax Production Automation Ltd. will be showing showing a Yamaha orbital scara robot, the fastest, most robust and accurate of its kind on the market, capable of transferring payloads up to 5KG with an accuracy of 0.01mm, at the the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition on January 31st. The use of a […]
Pure Telecom surpassed the 40,000 customer mark, after adding more than 10,000 new customers in 2016, the company announced on Thursday. The Irish-owned telecoms provider now has 42,500 customers and is aiming to acquire a customer base of 100,000 in the next three years.
The company’s intends to grow through acquisition of other telecommunications companies, competitive […]
A tender competition has been advertised on e-Tenders.ie for a major flood relief scheme for the town of Clonakilty in Cork, the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Seán Canney announced on Friday.
“Clonakilty is one of many towns in Cork that has suffered serious flooding in recent times,” Canney […]
The economy is growing at a solid pace, and the quantity and quality of buildings and infrastructure delivered by the construction industry will play an important role in that economic recovery according to a recent CIF Report on Construction Skills and Prospects to 2020. The report says that there is a significant challenge the industry […]
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) launched a website featuring career opportunities on Monday in the wake of a report that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.
The DKM economic consultants report, Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020, indicated […]
SIRO officially opened new offices in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin, on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who welcomed the creation of 60 new jobs by the company over the past 12 months. The company also announced that it will invest €150 million in its network rollout […]
Acacia Communications, announced on Wednesday, November 7, that it has established headquarters in Limerick, Ireland, for its Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific (EMEA-APAC) operations. The company anticipates that its EMEA-APAC headquarters will create thirty new jobs in Limerick. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through the Industrial Development […]
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten said on Wednesday, November 30, that an EPA-led research programme on the on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment and Human Health justified the continued prohibition on hydraulic fracking.
“I am on record as having raised concerns with regard to the use of hydraulic […]
Providence Resources announced on Thursday, November 24, that a Stena IceMAX drill ship had been contracted to drill an exploration well at the Druid and Drombeg sites, about 220 kilometers off the southwest coast of Ireland. The Stena IceMAX is a modern, harsh-environment, dual-derrick drill-ship designed to operate in water depths of up to 3 […]
Gaelectric officially opened its £13.4 million (€15.5 Million) wind farm on Thursday, November 17, at Cloonty in Co. Antrim. The 9.2MW wind farm is located on the Castlecat Road between Derrykeighan and Bushmills.
Cloonty is renewable energy and energy storage group Gaelectric’s fouth operating wind farm in Northern Ireland. The Company has 184MW of operating wind […]
Irish-based PM Group has announced the recruitment of around 500 graduates over the next five years, as it announced operating profits of €10.9 million for the year ending 31st December 2015.
At least half of these graduates will be sourced in Ireland, across all engineering disciplines as well as architecture, environmental, construction and project management. Recruitment […]
French engineering company, Thales, will create 150 new jobs in Belfast to support the manufacturing of advanced electric engines to power space satellites.
A new manufacturing facility will open in Northern Ireland, with the possibility to add another 200 positions on top of the 150 just announced in the coming years.
Since acquiring Shorts Missiles Systems in […]
A new initiative designed to help developing businesses in the engineering, ICT & software and biosciences sectors has been launched by Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen.
The Design+ Technology Gateway was announced at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, and will help to leverage the industry focused expertise within the college and […]
A new survey of companies carried out by the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) suggests that the wind energy industry has delivered 300 new jobs a year since 2013, with growth potential pinpointing a further 1,100 new jobs in the sector by 2020.
Over 150 energy companies took part in the survey, indicating that economic projections […]
Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Keynote speaker at The National Life Sciences & Engineering Expo 2016
Mullingar Chamber of Commerce hosts The National Life Sciences & Engineering Expo in The Mullingar Park Hotel on Wednesday and Thursday 29th & 30th of June. A first for an Irish event, global leaders in Additive […]
This past weekend, the RDChosted the fifth CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.
Experis Ireland, which specialises in IT, Engineering and Science recruitment, has launched a new campaign aimed at enticing Irish expats to come back to Ireland to take up roles in the IT, Engineering and Science sectors. Entitled “No Craic Like Home”, the campaign is highlighting the economic recovery in Ireland and that it is the […]
LotusWorks is creating 100 new jobs at its Sligo headquarters on the next 12 months.
LotusWorks, currently employs nearly 500 people and will create 50 new jobs over the next six months – with another 50 to come on stream by the end of 2017.
Founded in 1989 as Lotus Automation IRL LTD, LotusWorks provides specialist engineers and […]
Horizon Life Sciences Group, the global life sciences engineering and manufacturing solutions provider, has officially launched its new subsidiary company, SeriCode™ – the strategic partner for serialisation implementation in the pharmaceutical industry.
SeriCode’s mission is to be a champion for patient safety by leading the way for the eradication of counterfeit drugs. It is a strategic […]
Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company headquartered in Dublin, has announced that it has acquired a key division of U.S. company, Atlantic Engineering Group, Inc. The deal, for an undisclosed amount, represents Actavo’s first acquisition in the US.
Specialising in design engineering, field services, GIS (geographic information systems) services and permitting, primarily within the FTTH/B […]
Harland & Wolff is set to cut 60 jobs at the iconic former shipbuilder in Belfast. The announcement was made on Thursday, with Michael Mulholland speaking for both GMB and Unite. The announcement follows a recent strong decline in the company’s order books.
The company – which now specialises in industrial design, ship repair, and marine engineering – […]
Team Horizon, the global life sciences engineering solutions provider with an expert focus on the pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes, recently carried out a survey of over 2,000 engineers in Ireland to obtain the industry viewpoint on actions needed by the incoming Government to support the engineering sector. The survey, in which engineers predict that […]
Team Horizon, the global life sciences engineering solutions provider with an expert focus on the pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark McLean as Chief Technology Officer.
Mark brings over fifteen years of experience in project management of capital projects in the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical sectors to this new role. […]
There needs to be a greater emphasis by Government on STEM in primary and secondary school according to an ongoing survey of over 2,000 engineers in Ireland carried out by Team Horizon, the global life sciences engineering solutions provider with an expert focus on the pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes.
Speaking at the National Manufacturing and […]
Trinity’s School of Engineering has received today a €65 million grant from Siemens PLM Software, enabling access to industry-leading software for Trinity students.
Some of the software that will be available through this grant includes “Jack” software in the Siemens “Tecnomatix” portfolio, described as “industry-leading” digital manufacturing software used in the automotive, aerospace, machinery and shipbuilding […]
Cork Science Festival 2015 takes place from 9- 20 November
Now in its 11th year, Cork Science Festival 2015, features a line-up of events in schools across Cork City and County and open days at City Hall from 9-20 November.
This year’s theme ‘Design Your Future’ encourages children of all ages to be inspired and get involved […]
Irish engineering firm PM Group doesn’t intend plotting a stock market flotation yet, with a strong enough balance sheet to allow it to continue its expansion strategy for at least the next five years, according to chief executive Dave Murphy.
The company, whose clients are almost entirely multinationals in the pharma, food and tech sectors, said […]
Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD today announced that MECO, a leading manufacturer of engineered products for water purification, is to open its European headquarters in the National Technology Park in Limerick, creating 44 jobs. The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The new office is a reflection […]