sponsored by FedEx - set to attract over 2,000 visitors

IRCHEM - Ireland's only Exhibition for the largest, most successful and fastest growing industrial sector - moves to Dublin for this year's event.
To date the exhibition has been held in Cork on a biennial basis since 1985 and attracts up to 200 Irish and International exhibitors and up to 2,000 visitors. Sales for the 2005 event are up on last year and organisers - SDL Exhibitions - expect record numbers of exhibitors and visitors in attendance.

Due to exhibitor and market requests, IRCHEM 2005 will be held in the new CityWest Hotel & Conference Centre, from 20 to 22 September 2005. This provides easier access to the many new and expanding manufacturing, biotech, R&D; and medical device facilities - which have sprung up throughout the country.

The content of the event includes - production equipment, instrumentation, environmental management systems, automation systems, safety equipment, packaging and handling technology.

The visitors include - production managers, engineers, technicians and decision makers from the Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Medical Device, Food, Beverage and other processing industries operating in Ireland. IRCHEM is open to all those involved in the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Processing and Medical Devices industries.

Industry profile
With exports of over 35 billion and employing in the region of 17,000 highly skilled people, this sector accounts of over one third of Ireland's total exports.

Ireland is a key global location for the pharmaceutical industry. Foreign Direct Investment for the Pharmaceutical sector in Ireland is 40 years old, with Squibb (now Bristol-Myers Squibb) being the first pharmaceutical company to locate in Ireland in 1964. Currently, thirteen of the top fifteen companies in the world have substantial operations in Ireland. In total there are 93 facilities, employing more than 17,000 people in Ireland. 6 out of 10 and 12 out of 25 of the world's top selling drugs are produced in Ireland - with products being manufactured in Ireland for global markets. The Pharmaceutical cluster in Ireland is supported by a sophisticated infrastructure of serviced sites, public utilities - as well as specialist support companies and services.

Many of the pharmaceutical companies in Ireland have established multiple activities in the country, including - Fermentation (Schering-Plough, Wyeth), API (Merck, Pfizer, Yamanouchi), Sterile Fill/Finish (Genzyme, Allergan), Formulation (Wyeth, Takeda, Pfizer).

The sector's satisfaction with Ireland is exemplified by several examples of repeat investment, with major pharmaceutical companies having multiple plants - e.g. Pfizer operates 6 manufacturing sites, as well as a Corporate Bank and a European Financial Shared Services Centre.


Processing Industry
Because of the major processing applications in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry sectors, IRCHEM also attracts a large number of visitors from the food, dairy, brewing and other processing organisations, as many of the products and services on display are used in all aspects of processing.

IRCHEM 2005 will be promoted through an extensive marketing and advertising campaign. Exhibitors are invited to submit the names of important clients and prospective customers - with details of the products they wish to promote to them for inclusion in a special VIP invitation. IRCHEM also provides overseas suppliers with a unique opportunity to introduce their company and products to the Irish market and further penetrate the Irish market and support their agents in this country. The exhibition allows overseas suppliers to penetrate export markets being served by the large design and engineering consultancies, based in Ireland and now working on international projects.


Investment has strengthened in the two years since IRCHEM was last held and located throughout the country as well as in the Cork Hub.

Apart from showing the latest technology used in the processing of Pharmaceutical and Biotech products, IRCHEM includes a comprehensive seminar and conference programme, designed to provide those attending with updates on the latest developments - both technical and commercial - which effect them.

Suppliers of the following have the opportunity to exhibit at IRCHEM 2005 -

Automation & Control Systems (SCADA, PLC & DCS)
Filtration & Separation Systems
Health/Safety & Disaster Recovery
Heat Exchangers / Combined Heat & Power Systems
Instrumentation, Data Acquisition & CIM
Laboratory & Analytical Equipment
Environmental Management Systems
Processing & Stainless Steel Equipment
Packaging & Stock Control
Pumps, Valves & Piping Control
Raw Materials, Ingredients, Consumable and Reagents
Solids & Liquids Handling
Waste recycling, reduction and handling equipment







According to visitor statistics, 98 percent of visitors found their visit to be worthwhile - or very worthwhile - and 97 percent said they would attend the event again next year.
See for more details on 2005 Exhibitors and full seminar details.

IRCHEM 2005 Exhibitors (to date)

  • Absolute Handling Systems Ltd
  • Albion Chemical Dist
  • Anachem Ltd
  • Aura Light International AB
  • Automated Components Ireland
  • Automatic Identification Systems
  • Aztech Engineering Solutions
  • Barnes Group UK Ltd
  • Beamex
  • Bentley Instrument Company Ltd
  • Blucher UK Limited
  • Bond & Co
  • Bord na Mona Environmental Ltd
  • Broen Valves Ltd
  • Butler Technology
  • Camfil Irl Ltd
  • Carl Stuart Ltd
  • Chem Middle East 2006
  • Chemical Systems Control Ltd
  • Chemstore Engineering Ltd
  • Concord Boiler Engineering Ltd
  • Cuspal Ltd
  • Danny Dullea Electrical Ltd
  • Daragh McGlynn Limited
  • Douglas Control & Automation S
  • Electrical Mechanical Controls
  • Eurotherm Ltd
  • Everest VIT (UK) Ltd
  • Farrell O Brien Lifting Ltd
  • Flowtechnology Ltd/Aseptek Ltd
  • FM Marr Hose & Couplings Ltd
  • Global Stainless
  • Graham Hart (Process Technology) Ltd
  • H & H Equipment Co Limited
  • Henley Forklift Group Ltd
  • Hima-Sella Ltd
  • Horizon Environmental Ltd
  • Hosokawa Micron Ltd
  • Industrial Packaging Ltd
  • Insteco Ltd
  • Instrument Technology Ltd
  • Irish Fan Distributors
  • Irish Power & Process Ltd
  • Iron Mountain OffSite Data Ptn
  • ISA Ireland
  • Johnston Logistics Ltd
  • Ken Kimble (Reactor Vessels) Ltd
  • La Calhene
  • Lesni A/S Air Purification Engineering
  • LGM Ireland
  • Lifting & Handling Services Ltd
  • Lotus Automation Ireland Ltd
  • Manotherm Ltd
  • MeasurIT Technologies Ltd
  • Micro Industries Ireland
  • Mil-Tek Ireland Limited
  • Modern Plant Ltd
  • Noone Engineering Ltd
  • Novus Sealing & S.E.P.
  • Ntron Europe Ltd
  • Pantek Ltd
  • Particular Sciences Ltd
  • PE Services Ltd
  • Pegler & Louden Irl
  • Phoenix Contact (Ireland) Ltd
  • Powder Process Systems Ltd
  • PR Electronics
  • Production Services Ltd
  • Quality Packaging Machinery Ltd
  • Reg Farrell Engineering Ltd
  • Robbin & Myers UK Ltd
  • SIBS
  • Stainless Pipeline Supplies
  • Stelfox Recruitment
  • Takumi Precision Engineering
  • Technology Ireland Magazine
  • Text Tell
  • Thermpak Systems Ltd
  • Uniflo Ltd
  • Vector Environmental Services Ltd
  • Vent-Equip Ltd
  • Vichem
For more information, please contact -
Deirdre Quinn
SDL Exhibitions
Tel: +353 (0)1 405 5542
email: [email protected]


CityWest Hotel & Conference Centre
20 to 22 September 2005


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