Industrial Engineering

  1. Agri Machinery and Ag tech
  2. Aviation and Aerospace
  3. Automotive
  4. Electronics
  5. Engineering and Materials Handling

Seactor Lead for Engineering in the UK is Sean Long

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Sean Long

Industrial Engineering

Sean Long leads on the Industrial Engineering sector for Irish companies targeting growth from the UK. There are five key areas of focus:

  • Agri Machinery and tech
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Engineering and Materials Handling


Opportunities in the UK

The UK chemical and pharmaceutical industry continues to be a vital part of the country’s economy. The Chemicals industry grew by 4%. Chemical and pharmaceutical businesses in the UK are represented by the Chemical Industries Association – CIA.

The industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing export sector with exports of nearly £50bn each year. The growth in jobs has been 11% in the chemicals sector and 10% in the pharmaceutical industry. There are a total of 30,000 full-time equivalent roles in research and development showing the strength of the UK’s expanding science base.

World- wide the Pharmaceutical and Chemical industry is forecast to double in size by 2030 based on 2009 figures (Mckinsey & Company.)

Material handling is an enabling industry, ever growing in technology and is present in almost every industry, with handling equipment becoming more automated and integrated into complete systems.


Key Activities Planned for 2017

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