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Boeing to cut 4,500 jobs by 2017

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 […]

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Avoca creating 80 new jobs in Co Meath

    Avoca creating 80 new jobs in Co Meath

Avoca an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies will create 80 new jobs in it’s new store in Dunboyne, Co Meath.
The company, which was acquired by Aramark last November for €60 million, said it intends to invest more than €3 million in the new store.
Avoca was previously owned […]

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60 Jobs to go at Harland & Wolff in Belfast

    60 Jobs to go at Harland & Wolff in Belfast

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 – […]

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Survey shows: 59% of medtech firms in Ireland increased sales in 2015

Ireland’s reputation as a major global hub for the medtech sector has grown in stature in recent years with 18 of the top 25 medtech companies in the world now operating here. This looks set to continue, as 77% of companies plan to launch new products and services in the next three years, according to a survey […]

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Promise Fulfilled at The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016

Just over 2,000 people from all over Ireland visited the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, and participated in arguably the largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland.
Visitors who braved the inclement weather were rewarded with a conference and exhibition that […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel, Dublin – Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Featuring over 150 keynote speakers, a wide variety of free workshops as well as 150 exhibitors, displaying the latest processing and supply chain technology available to Irish industry, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition takes place on Tuesday, January 26th, at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
2,000 people are expected to visit the event, […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 to Set New Records

With 2,000 people expected to visit The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, the event will mark the largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland.
Now in its third year and firmly established as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 Breaks New Ground

The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, continues to set new records and has been further expanded to meet growing interest and demand from Irish businesses within the manufacturing and supply chain sector.
Designed with the objective of connecting key stakeholders across […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

In line with its newfound status as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has switched to a larger and more conveniently placed venue, moving from the Aviva Stadium to the Citywest Hotel, Ireland’s premier conference venue. The one-day event is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates from […]

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Irish manufacturing growth slows in November

    Irish manufacturing growth slows in November

Ireland’s manufacturing sector expanded in November, but growth moved at the slowest pace in 21 months according to Investec’s monthly Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).
The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index slipped to 53.3 in November from 53.6 in October.
While it remained comfortably above the 50 line denoting growth, the index registered the slowest pace of expansion since […]

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Companies throughout Ireland commended at the 15th annual Export Industry Awards

The 15th Export Industry Awards was held at the Convention Centre in Dublin
The Irish Exporters Association recently held the 15th Export Industry Awards which attracted 500 guests and recognised companies throughout the country leading the way in exports.
The “Oscars of the export industry” attracted the likes of Tom Hayes T.D., Minister of State for the Department […]

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Team Horizon wins Ulster Bank Small Business Award at Connacht final

Pat Horgan, Head of Specialised Relationship Management at Ulster Bank and Robert Grealis, Chairman Team Horizon
Team Horizon, the global life-science services firm with an expert focus on pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes, has won the Small Business Award 2015 at the Connacht final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards.
The Mayo based company will now […]

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Irish Manufacturing sector expands for 29th month in a row

The latest PMI from Investec revealed another month of expansion for Ireland’s manufacturing sector
According to Investec’s monthly Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) the manufacturing industry experienced growth for the 29th month in a row.
The index revealed an improvement in business conditions within the sector for the month of October.
The rate of expansion in new orders rose […]

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SolutionsPT Partners with ecom to Deliver Mobility in Hazardous Areas

ecom’s Tab-Ex Series includes the World’s first Zone 1 certified tablet computer – the Tab-Ex 01 which is used by engineers, operators and technicians in zoned hazardous areas around the world
Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT, has partnered with ecom the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile computing devices which are designed for use in hazardous areas, […]

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Join over 2,000 delegates at the National Sustainability Summit

The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
The event will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate the parameters for COP21/CMP11 Conference of the Parties to the United Nationas Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris 2015) that is fast approaching on 30 November, […]

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Quinn firm lost €4m in first six weeks

    Quinn firm lost €4m in first six weeks

Quinn Industrial Holdings lost €4 million in its first six weeks of operation, according to accounts released yesterday.
The accounts show the business, that took over certain manufacturing operations formerly part of the Quinn Group, has a turnover of €9.1 million in the period from November 20th, 2014, to the end of that year.
On November 20th, 2014, the […]

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Siemens ‘Partner 2020’ plan aims to lift Irish manufacturing to new heights

 Siemens is launching its ambitious Partner 2020 programme. The bold strategy is set to inject a fresh focus on supplying technology and guidance to make Ireland a global manufacturing powerhouse, helping to drive productivity and reduce costs by up to 30%.
The ‘Partner 2020’ strategy, spearheaded by Andrew Reeks, is designed to rapidly change the technology […]

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Ireland’s manufacturing sector expanding as exporters benefit from weak euro

Investec’s latest Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) improved marginally to 53.8 in September, comfortably above the 50 mark that indicates growth.
Despite a strengthening of the euro relative to sterling in September, respondents again identified the UK as a key source of new business.
The sub-index for new export orders has now posted 27 successive months of […]

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