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Mannok Increases Efficiency in Packaging Through Real Time Production Dashboard Screens

Mannok has introduced new screens across the facility displaying real time production information through dashboards for every line, providing every member of the team with information on manufacturing levels and increasing production efficiency to help meet customer demand across Ireland and the UK. The five new production dashboard screens, which have been carefully installed in […]

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Mannok Hosts World First Trials of New Recycled Material

Mannok recently hosted NEXTLOOPP for trials of its new recycled post-consumer polypropylene (PP) material.  The trials, which were a world first, represented a major milestone for the NEXTLOOPP project as it aims to close the loop on PP food packaging. Mannok joined the mission to develop food-grade recycled PP packaging in 2021 when it became […]

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Busy Bees at Mannok: Packaging Team Looks After Three New Developing Honeybee Colonies

Mannok’s Packaging team has established three new beehives at the front of its facility to house three developing native Irish honeybee colonies. The colonies have each tripled in size since their arrival, and there is now approximately 150K new honeybees busy producing honey on site. The new honeybee colonies mark a significant step in the […]

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Mannok Shortlisted For Two Prestigious Responsible Business Awards For Climate Action Efforts And Educational Partnerships

Mannok has been shortlisted for two Responsible Business Awards in the 2022 Business in the Community NI awards in the Climate Change and Educational Partnerships categories. The awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious and respected awards championing responsible business in Northern Ireland, which is evident in the calibre of finalists in each category. […]

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Mannok and Mount Lourdes Partnership in Sustainability Helps Launch Major Recycling Initiative

Mannok has recently supported local school Mount Lourdes with the launch of a major recycling drive which will see designated recycling stations in every classroom, office and communal area of the school as part of its wider sustainability drive. The initiative has been implemented as part of Mannok’s Partnership in Sustainability with the school, and […]

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Going Paperless: Mannok’s New App Eliminates 30,000 Pieces of Paper Annually

Mannok has developed a new digital solution which has made the picking and packing process of customer orders in its consumer packaging facilities paperless. The new app for picking and packing customer orders has removed around 30,000 pieces of paper per year from the process and is saving up to 400 hours of non-value-add activity. […]

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Mannok Aims for Best in Class Operational Standards Through New “Leading Excellence” Programme

Mannok has launched a new Leading Excellence Programme, which will be implemented in every area across the business, to achieve and sustain the highest operational standards through the core principles of teamwork, problem-solving, innovation and leadership. The programme provides a transferable framework based on four core pillars of Lean, Sustainability, Skills and Development and Continuous […]

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MANNOK’S NEW ONLINE HEALTH AND WELLBEING PLATFORM FOR ALL STAFF

Mannok has launched a valuable, online health and fitness platform for its employees by partnering with the fitness and nutrition company, RITE Fitness. Through the new Mannok Online Health & Wellbeing Platform, every staff member at the company now has access to fitness classes, meal and workout plans, training programs and a variety of informative tutorials and seminars to support their physical and mental wellbeing.     Following a staff induction […]

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MANNOK’S PLACEMENT STUDENTS WIN TOP OF CLASS PLACEMENT AWARDS

MANNOK’S PLACEMENT STUDENTS WIN TOP OF CLASS PLACEMENT AWARDS Mannok’s two most recent placement students have received Innovation In Placement awards from Ulster University, Lucy Curran received the first place award and Jodi Curtis collected a second place award for their innovative placement experiences at Mannok. Mannok employed the two local students from Ulster University, Magee Campus, […]

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Protecting What Matters: Mannok Launch Packaging Products Five-Year Sustainability Strategy

Mannok has launched its packaging products’ sustainability strategy, which has a key focus on “protecting what matters” and provides a roadmap to help the company achieve its sustainability goals over the next five years and continue as leaders in sustainability. The strategy aligns with relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals and has three focused pillars of […]

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Mannok Awarded Silver Accreditation in Business and Biodiversity Charter by Business in the Community NI in Partnership with Ulster Wildlife

Mannok has been awarded silver accreditation in the Business and Biodiversity Charter, a biodiversity engagement programme from Business in the Community NI (BITCNI) in partnership with Ulster Wildlife. The company received the award in recognition of its responsible business practice and commitment to improve biodiversity conservation, benefiting people, nature, and animals in the local area. […]

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Mannok Leading by Example with Launch of Comprehensive Natural Assets Action Plans in Partnership with Ulster Wildlife

Minister encourages businesses to follow Mannok’s environmental leadership Mannok has launched a comprehensive, forward thinking biodiversity report, its Natural Assets Action Plans (NAAP), which was completed by Ulster Wildlife in partnership with the Mannok Environmental Team. The report, which has taken over 12 months to complete, examines every area of Mannok’s landholdings, which spans almost 2,000 acres in 47 separate […]

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Mannok announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies 2021

Company receives prestigious award for first time Mannok has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, 8 September. The prestigious awards programme, led by Deloitte Ireland in association with Bank of Ireland, is renowned as the premier business management awards across the island of Ireland and […]

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MANNOK ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINE SPONSORS FOR LOCAL GAA CLUB’S 272KM RELAY CHALLENGE

Mannok provide the main sponsorship for Derrylin O’Connells fundraising event Mannok have been announced as main sponsors for local GAA club, Derrylin O’Connells 272km Mannok Club to Club Challenge. The event will challenge 25 relay teams to complete a circuit around County Fermanagh with relay changeover points at all 20 clubs in the county. The […]

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MANNOK JOINS NEXTLOOPP TO DEVELOP PIONEERING RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY

Mannok joins industry leaders to close recycled polypropylene loop    Mannok’s food packaging manufacturing business joins NEXTLOOPP’s mission – along with industry leaders – to pioneer food-grade recycled polypropylene (rPP) packaging from post-consumer packaging, which is 100 per cent recyclable, 100 per cent recycled and closes the rPP loop.     In Europe, polypropylene (PP) accounts for 10 million tonnes per year and 40 per cent is used for consumer packaging. Approximately 70 per cent of […]

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Game Changer: Recur by Mannok, Packaging Made from “Overlooked Plastic Waste”, Hits Supermarket Shelves

Mannok Team Develop Jazz PET trays for a true circular economy Mannok has developed a new plastic food packaging which utilises a recycled PET material stream previously overlooked by the food packaging sector in its production, Recur by Mannok. This is a true circular economy food packaging solution made from jazz PET – a mixed […]

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Successful ISO Surveillance Audits for Mannok’s Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Systems

Mannok successfully completed a 2-day surveillance audit of its ISO Certified Health and Safety, Quality Assurance and Environmental Management Systems in April. The detailed inspection was carried out by leading certification body, Certification Europe, and involved a thorough review of all aspects of the packaging manufacturing business. During the successful audit of the facility against […]

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Driving Lean Principles at Mannok’s Packaging Facilities with 20 Employees Completing Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Qualification

Twenty staff members from Mannok’s packaging production facilities have successfully completed their NVQ level 7 Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate course with the Institute of Technology, Sligo (IT Sligo). The 14-week online course is reputed as Ireland’s premier accredited online Lean & Operational Excellence course, utilised by several of the country’s leading employers to […]

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Mannok Awarded Silver Plastic Pledge Award at Prestigious Repak Pakman Awards

Mannok have been awarded a Silver Award at the Repak Pakman Plastic Pledge Awards 2020 in recognition of the company’s extensive work to make their products and operations more sustainable. The company’s achievements include the development of their ground-breaking flagship solution, Detecta by Mannok, the first fully recyclable black plastic packaging, as well as two […]

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“We’re Ready for Brexit”: Mannok CFO Says Continued Customer Supply Top Priority

With Brexit now only a matter of weeks away, Mannok’s CFO, Dara O’Reilly, has outlined the work the company have been doing to prepare for the 1st January deadline in this new interview. The message from the interview is clear: Mannok is ready for whatever the Brexit outcome is, and ensuring a smooth transition and […]

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Mannok Win Prestigious Innovation Award at HR Leadership and Management Awards

Mannok have been announced as winners of the Most Innovative Use of Technology Award at the 2020 HR Leadership and Management Awards. The company’s new Digital Skills Development Programme earned them the award in this highly competitive category, which included a number of high-profile contenders, such as Bus Eireann and LinkedIn, who were named in […]

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Rebrand Milestone: Name Change from Quinn to Mannok Officially Complete

Rebrand Milestone: Name Change from Quinn to Mannok Officially Complete Following the announcement in September that Quinn would rebrand to Mannok, today, 16th November, marks a significant milestone for the company as the rename is complete. Mannok is now officially the new brand name, replacing the familiar Quinn brands Quinn Packaging and Quinn Building Products. […]

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Quinn to Rebrand to Mannok as 2019 Results Show Company in Strongest Position since Acquisition

NEW BRAND “MANNOK” SIGNIFIES STRENGTH AND COMMITMENT AS COMPANY’S EARNINGS INCREASE FOR 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR. “Mannok” was today unveiled as the new identity for Quinn Industrial Holdings, a name which the company’s familiar brands “Quinn Building Products” and “Quinn Packaging” will transition to in the coming weeks. The rebrand announcement also revealed details of the company’s […]

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Quinn Packaging Develops Product Environmental Footprints for all Packaging Products

Quinn Packaging have successfully developed Product Environmental Footprints using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology for all their manufactured food packaging products. An LCA is an internationally standardised measurement of a product’s environmental footprint. It communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products, (conforming to ISOs 14040 and 14044). Quinn’s Product […]

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Quinn Packaging joins OPRL scheme to boost consumer recycling

Quinn Packaging have signed up to the UK’s OPRL (On Packaging Recycling Label) scheme which aims to provide clear messaging for consumers on the recyclability of packaging products. The company’s packaging products meet the criteria to carry the green “Recycle” label. OPRL is an award-winning scheme which has been established to ensure consumers can easily […]

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Quinn Packaging launch interactive 3D product models

Quinn Packaging have launched an innovative new feature on their website which will allow customers to view and interact with a 3D model of each of their food packaging products. The new models will provide customers with a much greater level of detail than traditional still images and the interactive feature means they can get […]

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Transition to a “New Normal”: Covid-19 Prevention Response from Mannok

Recent months have brought unprecedented challenges which we, like every other business, have had to meet with a new approach to how we work. Despite the unforeseen shut down of many areas of the business in March, here at Mannok we remained operational throughout the lockdown due to the essential nature of the food packaging […]

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Quinn statement in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The current situation regarding COVID-19 has led to much uncertainty and growing concern, and like many other businesses across the UK and Ireland, we are making changes in our business to introduce protective measures. We’d like to reassure our staff, our customers, partners and suppliers that your safety is paramount and the changes we’ve made […]

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Plastic Vs Cardboard Packaging: Retailers in Danger of Making the Wrong Choice

Plastic Vs Cardboard Packaging: Know the Facts Retailers are under increasing pressure to find alternative packaging solutions which are perceived to be more environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, perceptions and misinformation mean that retailers are in danger of making the wrong decisions for the wrong reasons. They may choose to switch to an alternative packaging solution to […]

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Orbital by Quinn: New 100% Recycled Food Grade PET Packaging Launched

Quinn Packaging continue their drive to improve the sustainability of plastic food packaging with the development of their newest product, Orbital™ by Quinn. The product is produced using 100% recycled PET material and is fully suitable for food packaging applications. Quinn received certification to manufacture food grade PET packaging made from 100% recycled material from […]

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Quinn Packaging Sponsor Ireland’s First Reverse Vending Machine to Promote Recycling Plastic

Ireland’s first reverse vending machine, sponsored by Quinn Packaging and Shabra Plastics, was unveiled in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan in October. The machine is an environmental initiative launched by Carrickmacross Tidy Towns which aims to boost the recycling of plastic bottles by paying customers for every bottle deposited. The sponsorship from Quinn Packaging and Shabra Plastics […]

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Double Awards Success for Quinn Packaging

Quinn Packaging scooped two awards at the recent Cavan Business and Tourism Awards, including the coveted Best Overall Business Award. The company were also successful in the Most Innovative Business Award category, marking a very successful night for the Quinn Packaging team. The double award celebration was in a large part thanks to the new […]

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Recognition for Quinn Packaging for Boosting Plastic Recycling in Ireland at National Awards

Quinn Packaging have been awarded a special recognition award at the Pakman Awards in Dublin last week. The Pakman Awards are national awards that recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and initiatives in Ireland. Quinn Packaging’s award recognises the contribution of their innovative new product, Detecta by Quinn, which is the […]

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Landmark court ruling opens the way for the launch of Signum® by Quinn. . .

…patent monopoly on plastic food tray quashed. A recent landmark patent ruling has heralded the launch of Signum® by Quinn, a mono PET plastic tray. The arrival of Signum® by Quinn follows a long and successful patent challenge by Irish plastic packaging manufacturer Quinn Packaging Ltd, against patents held by Klöckner Pentaplast and Faerch. In […]

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Quinn Packaging’s Innovative Recyclable Black Plastic Packaging up for Two Major Sustainability Awards

Quinn Packaging has been announced as a finalist for two major industry awards, thanks to its innovative new product, Detecta by Quinn. The awards Quinn have been shortlisted for are the Best Recycled Plastic Product of the Year Award in the Plastic Industry Awards and the Driving the Circular Economy Award in the Packaging Europe […]

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ISO 45001 Certification recognises highest health and safety standards at Quinn Packaging

Quinn Packaging have achieved ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management certification following a successful audit in April. The accreditation is recognised globally and represents the highest standards of occupational health and safety. ISO 45001 was introduced in 2018 to provide a roadmap for organisations to develop a systematic approach to occupational health and safety […]

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Back to Black with DETECTA by Quinn

Black is no longer the Cinderella of the Industry. Thanks to new technological advances DETECTA® by Quinn (patent pending) is about to become the new black in food packaging, enabling the environmental benefits of recycling black plastics to be fully realised. Quinn Packaging, a leading plastic food packaging producer based in Ireland, is making black plastic food […]

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Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in Quinn Packaging

As a responsible manufacturer, we have a duty to reduce waste wherever possible across our business, both the physical waste which comes from the manufacturing process, and that which is less tangible; the lost time and wasted effort, the waste which can be difficult to identify and subsequently, to reduce. When it comes to physical […]

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Commitment to highest standards drives health and safety initiatives at Quinn Packaging

Quinn Packaging have invested in a series of health and safety initiatives in their Cavan based facility as part of their ongoing commitment to implementing and maintaining the highest health and safety standards at the plant. The investments included the construction of a 750 sq. ft. purpose-built extension to the plant to house a new […]

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Quinn Packaging host CAFRE Packaging Technology students

Quinn Packaging recently welcomed students from The College of Agricultural Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) as part of their Diploma in Packaging Technology Course. The class spent a full day on site, beginning with a tour of the Quinn Packaging factory, learning about the state of the art equipment and processes, including sheet extrusion, thermoforming […]

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Quinn Packaging maintains AA status with BRC recertification

Quinn Packaging are proud to announce that after a thorough and successful BRC recertification audit, the company has maintained its AA status, the highest grade available. The certification has been developed by the British Retail Consortium and Institute of Packaging to assess the ability of packaging manufacturers to fulfil food safety requirements. The Global Standard for […]

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€3 Million Technology Investment to Boost Quinn Packaging Expansion

Quinn Packaging have invested €3million in state of the art technology to facilitate growth in the supply of PET Sheet to packaging companies across the UK, Ireland, and Europe. The arrival of a new PET Sheet extrusion line to the company’s Cavan-based facility will significantly increase its capacity for production of food grade thin gauge […]

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One in a Billion: Major Milestone for Quinn Packaging

We have reached a major milestone here at Quinn Packaging, as we produced our one billionth meat tray for supply to the market. From our purpose built facility in Ireland, we supply meat trays to some of the leading meat processing companies across the UK and Ireland, including ABP Food Group, Dunbia, Liffey Meats, Hilton Foods […]

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Quinn Packaging Invest in Cutting Edge IV Testing Capabilities

As part of our ongoing investment programme to enhance our in-house quality assurance capabilities here at Quinn Packaging, we have recently added state of the art IV testing equipment to our technology suite. The Polymer Viscometer Analyzer, commonly known as an IV Tester, was purchased from UK based PSL Rheotek. This is a significant step […]

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Positive Outlook for UK Food and Drink Sector with 90,000 Jobs Predicted

Recent surveys of the UK’s food and drink sector from Lloyd’s Bank and Bank of Scotland shows a positive outlook for the industry over the next five years. Lloyd’s Bank’s Food and Drink Sector Survey has forecasted a 19% growth in England and Wales by 2021, and the creation of an extra 75,000 jobs. The […]

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