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Manufacturing Category 2024 / Winner

Leinster Environmentals
Leinster Environmentals Winner in the Manufacturing category & Overall Winner

Leinster Environmentals prevents waste plastic from entering our oceans or landfills by recycling it into low carbon, high quality raw materials. Our customers use these materials to make sustainable, lightweight and efficient parts for world-leading automotive & aerospace brands such as Volkswagen Group, Mercedes & Airbus. Every year our team recycle enough waste plastic to fill almost 100 Olympic sized swimming pools and in doing so save 80,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. This is equivalent to the annual carbon emissions of every car in County Cavan. We are investing €2million in plant & infrastructure to increase capacity by 15%, helping Ireland meet its national recycling targets.

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Manufacturing Category 2024 / Finalists

Farm Fresh Foods
Farm Fresh Foods Finalists in the Manufacturing category

In the mid 1970’s my father, John Twomey, started growing vegetables on the family farm in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork and supplying to local outlets and city markets. He later went on to set up the Farm Fresh Butchers shop in Carrigtwohill, where he started making salads from his own home grown farm produce. In 1998, due to the popularity of the salads, Farm Fresh Foods was launched as a separate brand. With local demand for the salads going from strength to strength it was necessary to build a purpose built production facility which we situated on our family land in Fahydorgan, Carrigtwohill. From a young age I helped out with duties on the family farm and in the Butcher shop after school and in the summer months. It wasn’t long before the time came to make a career choice and at that time the business was expanding rapidly and a new production facility was needed. I decided to do a trade in stainless steel fabrication as I knew I could apply those skills in the fitting and fabrication of the new production facility. From there I went on to take over the business. Fortunately, over the years we have built up a loyal customer base and we now supply our range of salads throughout Munster.

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Hygeia Finalists in the Manufacturing and Sustainability categories

Established in 1939 in Galway, Hygeia manufacture and distribute high performance garden care, agri, amenity & animal care products. They offer innovative solutions & strive to select the most environmentally friendly & sustainable options. Their garden care brands are available to buy at leading garden centres and home stores nationwide in Ireland and the UK. Their agri, amenity & animal care brands are available to purchase at specialist locations through licenced stockists.

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K&K Windows
K&K Windows Finalist in the Manufacturing category

K&K Windows are a leading supplier of windows and doors, offering a wide range of high-quality products to customers across Leinster. With an impressive selection of styles, materials, and colours to choose from, K&K Windows have something to suit every taste and budget. In addition to our extensive product range, K&K Windows also places a strong emphasis on customer service. Our team of experts are on hand to provide advice and support at every stage of the process, from choosing the right windows and doors to installation and aftercare. With our friendly and knowledgeable team, K&K ensures that every customer receives the individual attention they deserve.

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Thorn Environmental
Thorn Environmental Finalist in the Manufacturing category

We are a leading packaging producer, which specialise in eco-friendly and sustainable packaging alternatives under our brand earth2earth. With 550 billion tonnes of excess carbon in the atmosphere driving the climate crisis, our mission is to ensure we have a positive impact by not only reducing our carbon footprint and actively contributing to sustainability, but to help organisations around the world achieve this too through our innovative products. Our products include refuse sacks, bin liners, food films and wraps. We even produce disposable aprons, clinical waste sacks and gloves. We have developed these products in our new earth2earth plant-based film that is carbon negative and certified by the carbon trust and TUV.

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Total Plastic Solutions
Total Plastic Solutions Finalist in the Manufacturing category, supported by PTSB

TPS is a leading custom plastic injection moulding company with over 20 years of experience. We specialize in manufacturing high precision moulded components for a diverse range of industries, including automotive, medical, cosmetic, industrial, and environmental. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:
Custom injection moulding / Tool design and build / Machine building / Prototyping / Software solution (ERP & MES) for Manufacturing and/or Tooling Companies / Digital Data Analysis

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services, and we are proud to have a best-in-class production record. We are also proud to be IATF 16949, ISO 13485, and ISO 9001 certified. These certifications demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement and our ability to meet the demanding requirements of our customers. If you are looking for a reliable and experienced partner for your custom plastic injection moulding needs, TPS is the perfect choice.

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Be contacted in September, when applications open for 2025