Manufacturing Solutions Ireland, Returns To Limerick.

An expanded Manufacturing Solutions Ireland returns to Limerick to meet the needs of the Irish and UK precision industry, in a post Brexit & Covid economy.

  • New Manufacturing Technology Zone will showcase multi-million euro machines never before seen in Ireland and flown in for the event.

Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2022 is returning to the Technological University of the Shannon, Moylish Campus, Limerick [(TUS) with campuses in Thurles, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Athlone), on June 15th and 16th, with an expanded two-day offering to meet the post Brexit and post Covid demands of the Irish and UK precision engineering industry.

In it’s fourth year, and first post Brexit, the popular event hosted by GTMA and TUS has been extended to include the multi million euro Manufacturing Technology Zone and the inaugural Digitalisation of Manufacturing Conference, alongside the traditional manufacturing supply chain roadshow and popular “Meet the Manufacturer.”

Note: The Gauge and Tool Makers Association (GTMA) is a UK-based trade association representing leading companies in precision engineering, rapid product development, toolmaking, tooling technologies, metrology and other critical manufacturing related products and services. It embraces technology, procurement and supply chain initiatives to offer solutions across a full range of business needs.
It also has a committed strategy to focus on major market sector opportunities, from aerospace and automotive to medical and marine.

The Manufacturing Technology Zone has attracted Irish based distributors and international companies such as Mills CNC, Hurco, Wenzel, Werth, Fanuc, Lister Machine Tools, ETG Ireland, Premier Machine Tools and Starrag who will be demonstrating their latest technology and machines. It is also anticipated that Starrag will bring a new machine to Manufacturing Solutions 2022, that has yet to be seen in the UK or Ireland.

Meanwhile, 150 of the most advanced providers of metrology, inspection, machine tools, work holding, cutting tools, and Cad/Cam/PLM manufacturing software and ancillary products and services will be exhibiting at the roadshow.

IDEAM (Irish Digital Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing) Cluster will deliver a two-day conference that will explore new innovative, smarter and sustainable ways of doing business, alongside key regional, national and international stakeholders.

Note: IDEAM ( is an innovative national industry cluster launched in April 2021 located in the heart of the Mid-West region supporting businesses to collaborate, innovate and grow. IDEAM assists manufacturing SMEs in digital transformation and our core aim is to unlock new opportunities for industry by working collectively.

The Meet the Manufacture event will once again provide the means by which leading manufacturers from aerospace, medical and materials processing companies will be available to meet directly with suppliers, manufacturers and service providers as part of this direct business-to-business matchmaking event.

GTMA Chief Executive Officer, Ms Julia Moore explained that the demand for the return of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland following a Covid-19 enforced hiatus was huge.
“Bringing all the leading technology suppliers together the GTMA and TUS 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. The huge success of previous years has also led to the demand for an extended event this year, with an eagerness among those attending to encourage UK Irish trade relations.”

President of TUS, Professor Vincent Cunnane said he was delighted to welcome the GTMA and Manufacturing Solutions Ireland back to the Moylish Campus, now home to Ireland’s third technological university – TUS.
“TUS is driving development and investment across the Midwest and Midlands, building on our commitment to ensure that manufacturing in the regions continues to adapt, change and remain at the cutting edge internationally.
Our partners in GTMA bring all the leading technology suppliers together at Manufacturing Solutions, so that industry can benefit from collective knowledge, products and technology. We are delighted to host an event that not only allows us to build strong partnerships but facilitates an exchange of ideas.”

Co-organiser and programme leader in Precision Engineering at TUS, Department of Mechanical and Automobile Engineering, Mr Ciaran O’Loughlin explained, “This event is about an exchange of ideas, learning about developments within precision engineering, introductions to the newest machines and technology, while providing an opportunity to do business. All of this takes place in a hospitable atmosphere with free parking and refreshments adding to the community feel of the event.”

Mr David Beattie, General Manager GTMA pointed to the continuous development of productive businesses relationships between Irish and UK since the first Manufacturing Solutions in 2017. “Manufacturing Solutions Ireland is in its fourth year, growing year on year, with even a global pandemic failing to stop its return. We believe the success of the event is due to the quality of the companies it attracts from the UK and Ireland each year, the flexibility of the event to adapt to the needs of the industry and the reputation it is quickly developing as an event to build professional relationships and do business. We are preparing for an even bigger and better event this year, and know those attending will not be disappointed.”

Manufacturing Solutions is sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Irish Manufacturing Research, Regional Skills and FRS Recruitment and supported by PTMA and IDEAM.

For further information or to register to attend this free two-day event see

Note: Given the popularity of the event – booking is advised.


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