SouthMACH 2013: Enhancing design and manufacturing capabilities

Visiting the Solidtec team on Stand 55 could be the catalyst that allows you to change your businesses future  and see you become part of a movement helping drive innovation in New Zealand manufacturing. When it comes to the benefits of 3D CAD technology, Solidtec has a very clear vision. The SolidWorks product suite can […]

Solidtec support a winner

(Pic) ‘Nam Trams’ a winner for Access Automation. The general manager of Access Automation of the Hutt, Darin Phillips-Brown, shared with NZ Manufacturer the Solidtec software of choice his company uses in day by day operations.  NZM: Which Solidtec software are you using? AAL: We have two seats of SolidWorks 2013 (1 x premium and […]

Triple success for Portlink Industrial Park

Three prominent companies have committed to establishing bases at Portlink Industrial Park, joining existing tenants such as Kathmandu at the 30 hectare development adjacent to the Lyttelton Tunnel road. The three companies are Christchurch-based NZ Express Transport, Elastomer Products Limited (EPL), and Cla-Val Pacific, a leading manufacturer of automatic control valves. David Mortimer, CEO of […]

Unfree and Unfair

 Industries in Europe and in countries like New Zealand ascribe to, and operate according to, free market mechanisms.   -Nick Inskip It’s quite eye opening to see the claims made around the world against countries and companies accused of dumping products in markets. Whether it’s the USA investigating steel towers for the wind industry, imported […]

Hold up on Auckland’s Unitary Plan ‘elephant in the room’

The government’s proposal not to ratify Auckland’s Unitary Plan until 2016/17 will load big costs onto Auckland’s ratepayers, and hold back Auckland’s growth, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “Business wants Auckland’s Unitary Plan to come into effect (be ratified) this year, not in three years’ time,” said Kim Campbell, EMA’s chief executive. “We understand […]

NZ economy finely balanced

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast indicates a finely balanced New Zealand economy, with positive economic data, but with some risks remaining.  Improved business and consumer confidence, solid growth prospects among New Zealand’s major trading partners, and firm international commodity prices augur well for future growth, says BusinessNZ economist John Pask.  However, risk factors include the ongoing […]

Perceptions of Asia survey results show key learning for education system

The fact that New Zealanders continue to recognise the economic and cultural benefits of maintaining ties with Asia, as highlighted by the latest survey from the AsiaNZ Foundation, bodes well for our future says ExportNZ. Executive Director of ExportNZ, Catherine Beard, says “It’s good to see New Zealanders so positive about Asia and our need […]

TSC printers pass Microsoft Windows certification testing

Plastics and printing technologies supplier Techspan Group, reports that their range of TSC label printers and Windows drivers have passed Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing and are now certified for use with all Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit configurations. The Windows certification will simplify the installation of TSC printers and their integration with any […]

Building momentum

New Zealand’s manufacturing sector continued to show upwards momentum since the start of 2013, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for February was 56.3 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing is generally expanding; below 50.0 that it is declining). This was 1.1 points […]

Callaghan Innovation CEO appointed

 Callaghan Innovation announces the appointment of Dr Mary Quin, an exceptional New Zealander with an impressive track record of working in the US engineering and technology sector, as the inaugural CEO of Callaghan Innovation. With a background in R&D in materials engineering and over 20 years experience working in senior executive roles in NASDAQ-listed companies […]

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