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Manufacturing Solutions IRELAND 2019
‘What we have achieved far surpasses our hopes'
  Manufacturing Solutions Ireland enters its third year with growing significance on the events calendar on both sides of the Irish Sea.
With almost 100 suppliers exhibiting from both the UK and Ireland the event, organ- ised jointly by GTMA and the Limerick Institute of Technology, promises to surpass last year's event.
It is again being held at the Limerick Institute of Technology's Moylish Campus (June 12) and GTMA CEO Julia Moore said: “We are delighted that he has accepted our invitation
to attend. It is a clear indication of the impor- tance of this event to both the UK and Ireland.
“When we brought Manufacturing Solutions to Ireland for the first time in 2017 we were very aware of the importance of creating strong working relationships between Irish and UK companies as we approached Brexit. But what we have achieved far sur- passes those hopes.”
LIT President Professor Vincent Cunnane says: “In many ways we underestimated its potential success. Manufacturing Solutions is now Ireland's largest manufacturing sup- ply chain trade exhibition, and continues to grow year on year.
“It is a focal point for manufacturing tech- nologies and engineering solutions.”
The line up of exhibitors for 2019 again underlines the point. There are suppliers covering everything from 3D printing and additive manufacture to automation and robotics, from machine tools, work holding and cutting tools, to Cad/Cam/PLM manu- facturing software and ancillary products and services providers.
There is also strength in depth in the meas- urement companies, a particular area where the GTMA supplier base is among the lead- ers. It is a discipline recognised as essential to manufacturers worldwide in achieving and maintaining quality in production and delivery.
Julia Moore says: “The enthusiastic response we have received from the engi- neering and technology businesses based in the UK and Ireland, that constitute the exhibitors and visitors alike, highlights the value of this quickly established key event in the industrial calendar.
“Manufacturing Solutions Ireland has earned a strong reputation for bringing together all the leading technology suppliers from Ireland, the UK and indeed Europe.
“Through this event the GTMA and LIT are providing an ideal conduit for the transfer of technology from the specialist suppliers to the practical industrial landscape, where its take- up and practical application can be used to gain a competitive business advantage.”
Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019 has also grown to include a special area for Irish SMEs organised by the PTMA (the Irish Precision Turned Parts Association) and will facilitate a “Meet the Manufacturer element” for the first time
This allows manufacturers to meet with
All photos this page and opposite are from the 2018 event. Opposite, below, is GTMA CEO Julia Moore with Professor Vincent Cunnane and Ciaran O'Loughlin from the Limerick Institute of Technology. Behind them are some of the Street exhibitors.

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