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  • Welcome for CMA Determination on Firmus Energy
    28 June 2017


    MNI are pleased with the final Determination from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the Firmus Energy Price Control.   NI manufacturers endure the 2nd most expensive final delivered gas prices in Europe so it is critical that regulators, market operators and energy firms themselves are as efficient as possible to ensure competitive prices.   We did not believe that it was necessary for Firmus to take this price control to the CMA and the result has confirmed our v...

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  • 21

    Jun
    2017
    QUB Robotics & Automation Open Day
    The Centre for Intelligent Autonomous Manufacturing Systems (i-AMS), at QUB  are hosting their Robotics and Automation Open Day on Saturday, 24th June 2017, 10am – 3pm Ashby building, 125 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AH. Within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s, i-AMS is an interdisciplinary team of researchers spanning the disciplines of Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Psychology working together to develop innovative tec...

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  • 20

    Jun
    2017
    Hutchinson Engineering Launches Training Academy
    HUTCHINSON Engineering has launched a Training Academy addressing the skills shortage in welding and fabrication in the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland.  The event is in association with Northern Regional College, Teach Weld NI and the Welding Institute Northern Ireland. Leading providers of quality fabrication services, Hutchinson Engineering has invested significantly in cutting-edge technology and operates to the highest standards of safety and best practice in the manufacturi...

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  • 19

    Jun
    2017
    Meet Signature Living
    Thursday 29th June 2.00pm – 5.00pm Belfast City Hall   Small-medium sized building contractors including electrical and plumbing contractors, kitchen and bathroom suppliers, construction workers, specialist hotel technology providers and fit-out companies are being invited to meet with Signature Living – the hotel and group accommodation developer that is to invest at least £100million in developing up to five hotels in Northern Ireland over the next three years. ...

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  • 14

    Jun
    2017
    Northern Ireland World Trade Summit: The Landscape Post Brexit
    On June 13th, Manufacturing NI had the pleasure of addressing the Institute of Export & International Trade's Northern Ireland World Trade Summit: Landscape Post Brexit at Belfast Business School at Belfast Metropolitan College.The event was aimed at raising the skills of those involved in international trade, exploring some of the opportunities available to businesses in Northern Ireland in the post Brexit landscape, as well as focusing on ‘Where next?’, as well as inv...

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  • 14

    Jun
    2017
    Agenda 2017
    Agenda 2017 is a summation of the work that Manufacuturing NI has undertaken over the last year, as well as the challanges that lay ahead and the sucesses that our members have celebrated. We focus on key areas of focus that we need for Northern Ireland to turn into an environment that can help the sector grow. Local and world events have created turmoil but despite this Manufacturing NI has continued to deliver real results on behalf of the sector and the 85,000 people it directly employs. We...

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  • 14

    Jun
    2017
    Agenda- Printing in Action
    Agenda 2017 has been sent out to our members this week, and was printed by iPrint- a local manufacturer. They made this video of the production process....

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  • 14

    Jun
    2017
    NI Manufacturers Invest in Growth & New Jobs
    Manufacturing in Northern Ireland continues to grow as a selection of 30 businesses come together to announce investment of over £22million and 282 new jobs.  The 30 firms, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, are from a broad range of disciplines: food to chemicals, pharmaceutical to transport equipment. Speaking at an event hosted by Invest NI to recognise the commitment to growth within the manufacturing industry, Invest NI’s Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton said: “...

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  • 7

    Jun
    2017
    When Accidents Happen - Your Responsibility as an Employer and the Effect on the Bottom Line
    Join Willis Insurance and Manufacturing NI for this free interactive session Wednesday 28th June 08:30am Seagoe Hotel, Portadown Accidents at work do happen and there can be many implications for your business and employee/s involved. Our comprehensive risk management solutions ensure employers like you have access to quality support that will help minimise the risk of an accident, reduce the risk of a claim and mitigate the damage to the business in the event an accident does occur. Join us ...

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  • 19

    May
    2017
    Response to RP6 Price Control Draft Determination
    Manufacturing NI have today published their response to the RP6 Price Control Draft Determination. There is no consumer appetite to increase NIEN’s funding levels and would urge the Regulator to ensure that any final determination commits to no additional cost burden on consumers. We believe the company is more than sufficiently rewarded for operating a monopoly as demonstrated in profitability reports and further productivity gains should be encouraged if they are to seek greater levels ...

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