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Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

    Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New  SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system that opens up new perspectives in automation and robot technology.

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Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

    Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

Solving simple motion tasks electrically is now possible with the Simplified Motion Series from Festo. The electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the benefits of electric automation

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2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

    2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

Established in order to recognise excellence and raise standards across Ireland’s manufacturing industry and its associated supply chains, the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards are now open for

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo that will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday,

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Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

    Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

“Manufacturing is incredibly important to our economy and we are going through a ‘Renaissance’. Our economy has been performing strongly and manufacturing is at the centre,” said Fergal O’Brien (pictured),

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Winners of the 2019 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

    Winners of the 2019 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

Former CEO and non-executive director of Creganna-Tactx Medical, Helen Ryan has been crowned the Outstanding Industry Contribution winner at this year’s IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards. The event, which

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Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

    Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

The Irish manufacturing sector employs over 250,000 people and accounts for 32% of Ireland’s GDP – significantly higher than the European average of 15% and Germany at 21%, according to

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records

The recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held at the Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers. More than

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

Approximately 3,000 people from all over Ireland are expected to visit the 2019 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, January 17th,

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Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019. The event, which was officially launched in Dublin

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Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

    Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

Premier Publishing & Events, in partnership with Irish Manufacturing Research, has launched the inaugural Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards. The awards are the first of their kind on the island

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Ireland Leads in Fight For Manufacturing Jobs For Now

    Ireland Leads in Fight For Manufacturing Jobs For Now

These are good days for Ireland’s manufacturers as a resurgent economy driven by home-grown and foreign investment provide the biggest turnaround since the financial collapse 10 years ago, writes John Whelan.

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New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

    New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

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

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Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

    Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

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,

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Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia

    Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia

  Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia With Dachser Rail Services, the global logistics provider offers an alternative to air and sea freight that has been optimized for time

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Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

    Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

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

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National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2018

    National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2018

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

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Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

    Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

“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

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National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

    National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, 31st January, 2018

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

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Ireland’s Supply Chain Security Post Brexit to Lead Agenda at National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

    Ireland’s Supply Chain Security Post Brexit to Lead Agenda at National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

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

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Irish Spirits Industry Shows Vibrant Growth

    Irish Spirits Industry Shows Vibrant Growth

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

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Manufacturing Technology Centre to create 40 hi-tech jobs in 2017

    Manufacturing Technology Centre to create 40 hi-tech jobs in 2017

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

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New cars licenses down 20% in February compared to previous month

    New cars licenses down 20% in February compared to previous month

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

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Ventac Wins Overall SFA National Small Business Award 2017

  Ventac Wins Overall SFA National Small Business Award 2017

Ventac won the Overall National Small Business Award 2017, the Small Firms Association (SFA) announced on Thursday.. Winners were selected

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February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

  February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

The rate of input cost inflation accelerated sharply in February, amid higher prices for a range of raw materials, but

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Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

  Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

Post Provided by Smart Factory. Smart Factory is to launch a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) range of mobile and fixed data

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Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

  Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

The price of basic metals rose 12.1 % in January while other factory gate prices remained relatively stable, according to

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Glanbia Proposes Sale of Dairy Ireland as Earnings Per Share Increases 11.2 Percent

  Glanbia Proposes Sale of Dairy Ireland as Earnings Per Share Increases 11.2 Percent

Nutrition company Glanbia announced the proposed sale of 60% of Dairy Ireland on Wednesday as results for the year 2016 were

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Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

  Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

Full year results for Cavan-based building materials producer, Kingspan, released on Friday, showed revenue up 12% to €3.1 billion in

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New Car Sales Down 1.75% in January, Used Imports Surge

  New Car Sales Down 1.75% in January, Used Imports Surge

New car sales in January 2017 have decreased slightly on last year with 39k units sold compared to 39.7k units

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

  National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

The largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland took place at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

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January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

  January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

The Irish manufacturing sector remained in growth territory during the opening month of 2017, with both output and new orders

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Prime Industrial Rents Expected to Grow 13.9 Percent in 2017

  Prime Industrial Rents Expected to Grow 13.9 Percent in 2017

Prime rents in the industrial sector may rise by almost 14% in 2017, following an increase of 25% last year,

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Steeltech Sheds Ltd Announces €5 Million Investment, 43 New Jobs for Tuam, Galway

  Steeltech Sheds Ltd Announces €5 Million Investment, 43 New Jobs for Tuam, Galway

Galway-based steel shed-manufacturers, Steeltech Sheds Ltd., announced on Tuesday a major investment of €5 million over the next three years

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Sartorius Intec Rebrands as Minebea Intec

  Sartorius Intec Rebrands as Minebea Intec

Leading supplier of industrial measuring and inspection technology, Sartorius Intec, will now be offering its products, solutions and services under

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Discover Industrial Flooring at Manufacturing & Supply Chain 2017

  Discover Industrial Flooring at Manufacturing & Supply Chain 2017

On Stand 213 of this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition, Flowcrete UK will be showcasing specialist resin solutions

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals to Establish Athlone Manufacturing Plant

  Aerie Pharmaceuticals to Establish Athlone Manufacturing Plant

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Monday that they have entered into a lease agreement with IDA Ireland to establish a

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LVP Conveyor Systems

  LVP Conveyor Systems

LVP Conveyor Systems Ltd. are an engineering systems driven organisation intent on automating processes and streamlining efficiencies in modern day

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Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

  Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

Contax Production Automation Ltd. will be showing showing a Yamaha orbital scara robot, the fastest, most robust and accurate of

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Manufacturing Production Accelerates at Fastest Rate in 17 Months

  Manufacturing Production Accelerates at Fastest Rate in 17 Months

The Irish manufacturing sector showed further signs of recovery following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with business conditions

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Applications Sought to Suspend Import Duties

  Applications Sought to Suspend Import Duties

Manufacturers importing from outside the EU were asked to apply for a scheme that allows for tariffs to be dropped

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Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

  Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Breege O’Donoghue was appointed as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Minister for Jobs,

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Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

  Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.9% in November 2016, according to data released by the CSO on Thursday. This

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Local Awards to be Held for Design Businesses

  Local Awards to be Held for Design Businesses

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, announced details of the “Local Enterprise Showcase Awards” on Monday. The

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Northern Ireland Export Orders Rise at Record Rate

  Northern Ireland Export Orders Rise at Record Rate

A record rise in new export orders was signaled as companies benefited from Sterling weakness in November, according to data

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West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

  West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

Medical manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced on Tuesday, November 29, the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at

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Medtronic Releases Second Quarter Financial Report

  Medtronic Releases Second Quarter Financial Report

Dublin-headquartered medical device company Medtronic reported the financial results of its second quarter on Tuesday, November 22. The company reported

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Google Adopt A Startup Programme Looks For Irish Entrepreneurs

  Google Adopt A Startup Programme Looks For Irish Entrepreneurs

Google began accepting applications from Irish entrepreneurs for its Adopt A Startup programme on Monday, November 21.  The Adopt A

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Trade Mission to China and Japan Ends

  Trade Mission to China and Japan Ends

A five-day Ttade and investment mission to China and Japan involving 36 Irish companies concluded on Saturday, November 19.  The

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Continuous Manufacturing tops the bill at BioProduction Congress

  Continuous Manufacturing tops the bill at BioProduction Congress

Another strong endorsement of Ireland’s place in the pharmaceutical and biotech world came last month, when it became the venue

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The sky’s no limit as Thales brings 150 engineering jobs to Belfast

  The sky’s no limit as Thales brings 150 engineering jobs to Belfast

French engineering company, Thales, will create 150 new jobs in Belfast to support the manufacturing of advanced electric engines to

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Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

  Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

A new initiative designed to help developing businesses in the engineering, ICT & software and biosciences sectors has been launched

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Irish Engineering Company AIS Ltd launches unique product for manufacturing production/packaging lines

AIS Ltd, a wholly owned Irish company has today announced the launch of a new product, the VB-6 smart/industrial interface

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Prospects of job creation “not too optimistic” in manufacturing index

  Prospects of job creation “not too optimistic” in manufacturing index

The latest Investec Manufacturing purchasing manager index (PMI) for Ireland has shown a lull in new jobs in the sector,

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VistaMed creating 150 jobs in a €10m investment

VistaMed a Co Leitrim medical devices company is to create more than 150 new jobs in a €10m investment. VistaMed is a global

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Manufacturing confidence down as Services steadies the ship

Business confidence continues to fall within the manufacturing sector following Brexit, according to the latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI). The

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Manufacturing growth at 3 month high

Ireland’s manufacturing sector recovered to a three-month high last month, according a survey concluded the day before the Brexit vote. The

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Survey Shows Growth in Manufacturing

According to a recent survey, Ireland’s manufacturing sector is experiencing recovery in the last month.

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