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Irish Manufacturing Research

Irish Manufacturing Research is an independent RTO (Research & Technology Organisation) focused on delivering Productivity and Industrial Energy Efficiency solutions to Industry.  Our passion is to make Ireland a world leader in advanced manufacturing operations for both SME/indigenous companies and for multinational corporations based throughout the island.  We want to ensure the continued competitiveness of Ireland’s manufacturing industry and its ability to grow turnover, profitability and employment through development and deployment of leading edge technologies in areas such as Robotics, Optimisation, Scheduling, Additive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Premier Publishing and Events

Dublin-based  Premier Events was founded in 1995. The company specialises in business to business events with a focus on the food manufacturing industry and publishing business to business journals for specific industrial/market sectors including food and drink production. The company’s flagship publication is Food & Drink Business Europe, a monthly business magazine for the food and drinks processing industries in the UK and Europe. Food and Drink Business Europe is the magazine most read by senior management in the UK food and beverage manufacturing industry which is read by over 24,700 senior decision makers in the UK Food and Beverage Manufacturing.


Cobots.ie is the leading expert and longest established distributor in Ireland for Collaborative Robots, Accessories and Automation Solutions having many years experience in robot integrations, robot automation and fixtures.

Their award winning core team have their roots in mechanical design & build engineering and were the first in Ireland to put one of the world’s leading Cobots, URseries by Universal Robots into action.

From helping Manufacturers choose the correct collaborative robot to picking end-effectors, vision tools and accessories, they deliver everything you need, consultation, installation, training and support included, to create a perfect Industry and application specific bespoke solution.

They are Ireland’s only UR Certified Service Centre Centre and run a state of the art Universal Robot and Cobot Training Academy in Co Cork

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland Group is one of the largest financial services groups in Ireland, with total assets of €124 billion at 31 December 2018. We offer a broad range of financial products and services through the largest branch network in Ireland with 265 branches. We have a strong customer franchise with more than 1 million customers.

Bank of Ireland’s clear ambition is to be the National Champion Bank in Ireland, with UK and selective diversification. We are committed to supporting the Irish economy by transforming our bank, serving our customers brilliantly and growing sustainable profits.

We are one of the leading lenders to the Irish economy, we have been at the forefront of developments in technology, customer service and market leading products for our customer base. We are committed to investing in and supporting emerging technological banking services.

We believe that Banking relationships are about building long term partnerships with our customers to develop and grow their businesses. Bank of Ireland is constantly working to evolve and improve the services we provide to ensure that we remain responsive and progressive as our valued customers require.

SA Partners

Established in 1993, S A Partners is a leading global provider of consulting and training services for Enterprise Excellence, Lean and Continuous Improvement. With a Head Office near Cardiff, UK, and established businesses in Ireland, Australia and the USA, we are dedicated to helping organisations around the world improve their performance by working to Lean principles. The S A Partners brand promise, ‘Together the Power to Improve’, embodies our collaborative working approach towards delivering organisational results for your business.

It was established in 1993 by Prof. Peter Hines whilst he was still active in the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) at Cardiff University. His role as Director of LERC enabled him to network with many highly influential figures in the burgeoning lean community of the time, and to participate in a number of highly innovative and leading-edge research programmes. The foundation of S A Partners allowed Peter to build on this and play an active and practical role in working directly with businesses and their sustainable lean journeys.


Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim is to maximise productivity and competitiveness for our customers.
The real and virtual world are growing increasingly closer together, modern information and communication technologies are merging with industrial processes and are thus increasingly changing the production landscape. Festo has a holistic view of these changes in the production world and considers different perspectives.

Rhenus Logistics

Founded in 1912 The Rhenus Group is a global logistics service company employing 31,000 staff in over 650 locations worldwide and a turnover of €5.1 billion. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics and Port Logistics Transport – manage complex supply chains and create wealth by means of innovative value-added services. In Ireland since 1987 Rhenus Logistics provide seamless solutions across the globe by air, land and ocean along with warehousing and contract logistics tailored to your needs.

GS1 Global

GS1 global standards are the most widely used supply chain standards in the world. Over 2 million organisations across the globe use GS1 Standards today, to identify, capture and share information about their products, services, locations and assets.

GS1 Ireland locally administers the global multi-industry system of identification and communication for products, services, assets and locations – the GS1 System. We also offer a wide range of services to help businesses use these standards and technologies, including technical support, implementation advice, consulting and training through our Professional Services division.


AIB is a financial services group operating predominately in the Republic of Ireland. We provide a comprehensive range of services to retail, business and corporate customers and hold marketing leading positions in key segments in the Republic of Ireland.


BDO is one of Ireland’s leading Audit, Tax, Advisory, and Consulting firms, specialising in advising and funding ambitious Irish businesses, helping them to grow in domestic and international markets.

We work with our clients to determine the best course of action and then we work with them to make it happen.

With offices in Dublin, Limerick, Cork and an affiliate office in Belfast, we challenge ourselves to deliver the best outcomes for our clients and we challenge our clients when we know we need to, because we are passionate about their success.

It’s what we DO – We advise. We challenge. We deliver. After all it’s in our name – BDO.

Visit our website, bdo.ie to see our full service offering.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Ireland’s inaugural Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards are the first of its kind to focus on the production & manufacturing Industry. By becoming a sponsor, we can take your brand and put it before the primary decision-makers in the sector.

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, and we will work with you to create unique activations that ensure guests don’t just see your logo but experience your brand.

Table Host

Why not host a branded VIP table at the awards, invite clients and network with key players in the industry. Are there key sectors you would like to meet? A member of our guest management team will work with you to enhance the relationship and invite guests to your table.

Contact Sylvia McCarthy on 01 6120880 or sylvia@prempubevents.com and your company can benefit from 10 months of exposure to the manufacturing industry.

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