Over 96% of the lens volume produced by Bausch + Lomb, the global eye care specialist, at its plant in Waterford has been developed by the facility’s in-house R&D Laboratory, pointed out Joe Dowling (pictured above), R&D Director, Bausch + Lomb, Waterford, at the recent 2018 Research & Innovation Conference & Exhibition held at Citywest […]
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The Irish manufacturing sector, which contributes 25% of GDP and employs over 44,000 people both directly and indirectly, is key to Ireland’s continued economic success, according to Pat Breen TD (pictured above), Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection. However, manufacturers face two formidable challenges […]
Attracting more than 2,500 visitors, from across the country, and featuring 235 speakers and 350 exhibitors, the 2018 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held recently in the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin, is the largest annual gathering of the manufacturing and supply chain community in Ireland.
Now in its fifth year, the National […]
“Businesses across Ireland must prepare themselves for a ‘hard’ Brexit. You must establish your exposure now,” cautioned Lucinda Creighton (pictured), when addressing the recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin.
Lucinda Creighton is the founder of Vulcan Consulting and a former Member of Parliament and Minister […]
Take placing on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin, the 2018 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference will be the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Ireland. The annual event will welcome 3,000 manufacturing and supply chain industry professionals, 200 speakers and will feature more than 170 exhibitors.
There will […]
The impact of Brexit on Ireland’s supply chain and potential border issues will be a prominent topic at this years National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference. The conference is the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Ireland and will take place on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.
The annual […]
The Irish spirits industry is undergoing vibrant growth, with exports increasing substantially in recent years, according to a new report released by the Irish Spirits Association. The report is the first-ever industry and market report on Irish spirits, and shows that the number of licensed spirits producers in Ireland doubled between 2014 and 2016.
According to […]
Irish Manufacturing Research, Ireland’s first Independent, industry driven, research and technology organisation has opened with the creation of 40 jobs. The Centre specialises in advanced manufacturing technologies and the positions will be high tech research roles in the areas of Industry 4.0, Collaborative Robotics, Industrial IoT, Data Analytics, Energy Efficiency, Additive Manufacturing/3D printing, Design Thinking […]
According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of new cars licensed in Ireland in February fell by 20.2% compared to the same month a year earlier. A total of 16,905 new cars were licensed for the first time in February versus 21,173 for February 2016. In addition, 7,723 used cars were licensed in […]
Ventac won the Overall National Small Business Award 2017, the Small Firms Association (SFA) announced on Thursday.. Winners were selected from over 500 applications received for the 2017 programme.
Ventac, based in Blessington, Co Wicklow, employs 46 people and provides noise control solutions for international vehicle OEMs of commercial and industrial vehicles, including the Bus & […]
The rate of input cost inflation accelerated sharply in February, amid higher prices for a range of raw materials, but output charge inflation moderated, according to the Investec Manufacturing PMI report for Ireland, released on Wednesday.
The report found that, overall, business conditions continued to improve in the Irish manufacturing sector during February as new orders rose […]
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Smart Factory is to launch a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) range of mobile and fixed data entry stations with various screen options and full keyboard options during the first quarter of 2017 The stations are rated IP65, which means that they are protected against dust ingress and against low pressure water jets […]
Nutrition company Glanbia announced the proposed sale of 60% of Dairy Ireland on Wednesday as results for the year 2016 were released, showing an increase in adjusted Earnings Per Share to 87.66 cent, up 11.2% from 2015. This marks the seventh year in a row of double-digit earnings for the group.
“ It has been an exciting […]
Full year results for Cavan-based building materials producer, Kingspan, released on Friday, showed revenue up 12% to €3.1 billion in 2016. Trading profit was up 33% to €340.9 million, while acquisitions contributed 11% to sales growth and 7% to trading profit growth in the year.
“2016 was another record year for Kingspan,” Kingspan Chief Executive Gene Murtagh […]
New car sales in January 2017 have decreased slightly on last year with 39k units sold compared to 39.7k units in January 2016 according to figures released by vehicle history specialists Motorcheck.ie on Wednesday. This represents a drop of about 1.75%. A surge of 5,063 units registered on the last day of the month brought […]
The largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland took place at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, January 31st, as approximately 2,500 people from all over the country attended this annual event.
Visitor numbers exceeded the previous year’s record breaking conference […]
The Irish manufacturing sector remained in growth territory during the opening month of 2017, with both output and new orders increasing at sharper rates, according to the seasonally adjusted Investec Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – an indicator designed to provide a single-figure measure of the health of the manufacturing industry, released on Wednesday.
The survey showed that […]
Prime rents in the industrial sector may rise by almost 14% in 2017, following an increase of 25% last year, according to commercial property specialists CBRE’s Outlook 2017 annual report, released on Tuesday.
The report found that industrial take-up of almost 290,000 square meters was achieved in Dublin in 2016 in 183 individual transactions – a […]
Galway-based steel shed-manufacturers, Steeltech Sheds Ltd., announced on Tuesday a major investment of €5 million over the next three years and 43 new jobs in the next 12 months. The expansion is due to the major growth of the company domestically in the last year, following the creation of 50 Jobs in 2016 and the […]
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 […]
On Stand 213 of this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition, Flowcrete UK will be showcasing specialist resin solutions that allow businesses to optimise the floor underfoot with finishes tailored to specific demands.
The exhibition, taking place at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin on January 31st, provides Ireland’s manufacturers with a space to learn about […]
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Monday that they have entered into a lease agreement with IDA Ireland to establish a new manufacturing plant in the recently-constructed 2,650 square meter IDA Advanced Technology Building in Athlone, Ireland.
Aerie has commenced equipment ordering and will begin internal construction immediately. Estimated project-wide construction and equipment costs are expected to […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Irish manufacturing sector showed further signs of recovery following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with business conditions strengthening to the greatest extent in almost a year-and-a-half during December, according to a report on released by Investec and IHS Markit on Tuesday. The improvement was supported by faster growth in output, new orders […]
Manufacturers importing from outside the EU were asked to apply for a scheme that allows for tariffs to be dropped on raw materials, components and intermediate products that cannot be sourced in the EU, The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced on Sunday.
The tariff quota scheme is designed to address shortages in the availability […]
Breege O’Donoghue was appointed as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said on Friday.
Breege O’Donoghue is currently a non-executive director of C&C and of Shaws and Sons Ltd. and has worked in the fashion and retail sector with Primark for […]
Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.9% in November 2016, according to data released by the CSO on Thursday. This compares to an increase of 2.9% for November of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 0.3% in November 2016, compared with an increase of 1.6% in the year to October 2016.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, announced details of the “Local Enterprise Showcase Awards” on Monday. The awards are run by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and open to their local craft and design businesses taking part in Showcase – Ireland’s International Creative Expo, which is being held in the RDS, Dublin […]
A record rise in new export orders was signaled as companies benefited from Sterling weakness in November, according to data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI. The data also showed that the rate of input cost inflation quickened again and companies raised their output prices sharply. Overall the report indicated that the rate of […]
Medical manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced on Tuesday, November 29, the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at its contract manufacturing facility near Mulhuddart, County Dublin. The expansion was initiated in response to customer demand for medical device manufacturing, especially in the area of diabetes.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures packaging components and delivery […]
Dublin-headquartered medical device company Medtronic reported the financial results of its second quarter on Tuesday, November 22.
The company reported second quarter worldwide revenue of $7.345 billion, an increase of 4 percent, or 3 percent on a constant currency basis, however Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak said that second quarter revenue was “disappointing and did not meet […]
Google began accepting applications from Irish entrepreneurs for its Adopt A Startup programme on Monday, November 21. The Adopt A Startup programme sees small businesses paired up with Google support teams who will work with them from Google’s Irish headquarters to accelerate their growth. Each Startup will receive 12 weeks hands-on mentoring, access to exclusive […]
A five-day Ttade and investment mission to China and Japan involving 36 Irish companies concluded on Saturday, November 19. The trip, organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland included several meetings and networking events in the cities of Shenzhen, Beijing and Tokyo.
The Department of Jobs,Enterprise and Innovation said that significant leads for several Irish companies […]
Another strong endorsement of Ireland’s place in the pharmaceutical and biotech world came last month, when it became the venue for the BioProduction Congress. A global event with speakers and exhibitors from around the world, the conference took a deep dive into the nitty gritty, and the finer details, of modern biomanufacturing at the CityWest […]
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 […]
AIS Ltd, a wholly owned Irish company has today announced the launch of a new product, the VB-6 smart/industrial interface unit. Designed and manufactured in Ireland, this unique device can be custom programmed, and, due to its small size can easily slot into workstations (in manufacturing facilities) for verifying, scanning and confirming data etc., where […]
The latest Investec Manufacturing purchasing manager index (PMI) for Ireland has shown a lull in new jobs in the sector, indicating that they “would not be too optimistic about the prospect for a near term return to job creation.”
The headline PMI figure for September was slightly lower than the previous month, falling from 51.7 to […]
VistaMed a Co Leitrim medical devices company is to create more than 150 new jobs in a €10m investment. VistaMed is a global supplier of medical devices currently employing over 300 people at two manufacturing operations in Leitrim.
Some 37 of the positions have already been filled with recruitment now under way for a further 163 jobs at the plant in […]
Business confidence continues to fall within the manufacturing sector following Brexit, according to the latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI).
The quarterly index generated by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) shows that confidence within Manufacturing has fallen for the second quarter in a row, and while the pace of decline has slowed, the trend remains […]
Ireland’s manufacturing sector recovered to a three-month high last month, according a survey concluded the day before the Brexit vote.
The Brexit decision is expected to hurt the Irish economy.
The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 53 in June from 51.5 in May, when it slowed to its lowest reading in almost three years amid Brexit […]
According to a recent survey, Ireland’s manufacturing sector is experiencing recovery in the last month.
Masonite Ireland has announced that it will be creating 30 additional jobs at its plant in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim.
The company currently employs 143 staff at its Co Leitrim plant and is hoping to fill the additional job roles over the next six months.
A spokesperson for Masonite said the facility was continuing to experience growth in the business as […]
ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZLTQ), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing products utilizing its proprietary controlled-cooling technology, today announced that it is establishing a European manufacturing facility in Galway, which is expected to create circa sixty jobs over the next eighteen months.
The U.S.-based company is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, where it also […]
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today officially opened Nexvet Biopharma’s (Nasdaq:NVET) new development and manufacturing facility in Tullamore, which has begun clinical and commercial-scale production of Nexvet’s advanced development candidates, a significant milestone towards preparations for commercialization.
The veterinary biologics company secured the facility in September 2015. It was announced at […]
According to the latest Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), manufacturing activity grew at the slowest rate in almost three years in May. the headline figure of growth slowed to 51.5, its lowest since July 2013.
The drop in growth is as a result of general weakening in demand with the new orders index slowing to […]
The Manufacturing Sector continues to drive business confidence and the outlook for growth, according to the latest quarterly barometer from the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM).
Overall economic confidence has fallen, however, especially in the Services Sector, and the combined figures for the first quarter of this year (Q1 2016) do not take into account […]
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 […]
Obelisk Group has secured a €6m investment to help fund the expansion of its telecommunications and power infrastructure sectors in the UK and South Africa.
The BDO Development Capital Fund provides development and growth capital for established, mid-sized and profitable companies. The fund will provide €3m for the telecommunications and utilities firm, while the remainder will be sourced […]
25-4-2016Pictured from left is guest speaker Brian Dilleen, Zimmer Biomet Worldwide MES lead ;Sean O’Sullivan, Seabrook Managing Director; and speaker Dave McDermaid, Siemens PLM Software Business Development Consultants as Seabrook Technology Group held the first ‘Preparing for Industry 4.0’ conference for life sciences industries in Dublin today. Industry 4.0 describes the onset of mass digitisation […]
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that it plans to expand its global biotechnology manufacturing capacity over the next four years by investing US$400 million in Ireland to meet the rapidly growing demand for its highly innovative products and robust pipeline.
Shire will create a new, state of the art biologics manufacturing campus, which it […]
According to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index, growth in Manufacturing rose to an eight month high in March. Expansion has slowed compared to the strong growth that was seen in 2014 and the beginning of 2015.
The PMI for Manufacturing shows an rise in the rate of growth for March. The rate of growth in new orders quickened in March, while new […]
Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced a collaboration with the National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) in Dublin to establish a process science and technology laboratory that will strengthen productivity of manufacturing processes for biologicals. The lab will house a team of 12 Bristol-Myers Squibb scientists who will advance complex bioprocesses used to produce BMS’s biologics […]
Boeing the world’s largest plane manufacturer has announced that it will cut 4,500 jobs by the middle of 2017 to reduce costs.
A spokesperson for Boeing revealed that 1,600 positions will go through voluntary redundancies while the remainder will take place through attrition.
The cuts will also include “hundreds” of executive and managerial positions.
The majority of the layoffs will be […]