China is calling – is your company China ready?

China is calling – is your company China ready?

Being “China Ready” means gaining an understanding of the resources and capabilities required to develop, enter, and ultimately grow in the market. By Mike Arand – NZTE China Business Development advisor Lately the question “Are you China Ready?” seems to be heard often and many are starting to ask what does “China Ready” really mean? […]

New export opportunities opening up

New export opportunities opening up

The manufacturing sector overall is looking increasingly resilient, having coped with a high NZ dollar through improved productivity. – Catherine Beard, Executive Director, MaufacturingNZ As we near the end of 2015, it’s encouraging to note that New Zealand’s manufacturing sector is continuing its expansionary path and new export opportunities are opening up. At the time […]

Meeting the needs of manufacturers

Meeting the needs of manufacturers

– Dieter Adam, NZMEA We are coming towards the close of another year, and it’s time to reflect on how it has gone for our manufacturers. I will also take this opportunity to give some updates on changes at the NZMEA in the last year and things we hope to achieve into the next year. […]

High value manufacturing

New Zealand is an ideal location for investors looking for a competitive, developed country in which to drive niche production and sales in the Asia Pacific region. Its manufacturing industry has earned a reputation for being flexible, resilient, adaptable and entrepreneurial. New Zealand’s global advantage is in manufacturing high-value, short-run production cycles. Key areas of […]

Is your shop floor ready?

Is your shop floor ready?

Shop floors are often ground zero for scepticism regarding the Internet of Things (IoT). To the employees who work on the shop floor, IoT might seem like little more than the latest technology buzzword. Yet, the network connectivity that’s at the heart of the IoT is already rippling through the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are realising […]

NZ LED design opens door to global opportunity

NZ LED design opens door to global opportunity

Business Lighting Solutions (BLS) is eyeing up lucrative growth opportunities, as the innovative New Zealand-based LED lighting manufacturer launches a new product line targeting the global food processing industry. BLS Commercial Director, Paul Stoddart, said the company’s new patented product Soffito was poised to revolutionise lighting in food production areas – an industry conservatively valued […]

PowerMILL chosen for new additive/subtractive service from Star Prototype

PowerMILL chosen for new additive/subtractive service from Star Prototype

Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM software has been chosen for a new service from Star Prototype that combines additive and subtractive manufacturing. The new service, which Star Prototype calls AddSub Manufacturing, combines metal 3D printing and five-axis CNC machining to deliver quickly complex, low-volume components that would previously have required the input of two separate bureaux. British-owned […]

“Automotive suppliers must embrace faster innovation to adapt to new realities”

“Automotive suppliers must embrace faster innovation to adapt to new realities”

– Zhao Jizheng, Siemens PLM Software The automotive industry faces stricter fuel economy and emissions standards around the world, with varying deadlines for achievement through 2025. These fuel economy and emissions standards, along with improvements to safety, growth of intelligent mobility and customer desires for integrating their lifestyle into the vehicle, have automotive original equipment […]

Massive market available for exporters if they can perform

Massive market available for exporters if they can perform

A Lincoln University expert says New Zealand exporters will have to be on their game to reap the benefits of a huge trade access deal which has gone under the radar. Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce lecturer, Dr Eldrede Kahiya, says while the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has dominated media recently, an equally significant trade-related development […]

Fujitsu launches manufacturing industry solution VPS

Fujitsu launches manufacturing industry solution  VPS

The software’s tracking functionality has now been enhanced so that changes to the original 3D CAD design data are reflected to the parts affected in VPS, which enables improved response to design changes and manufacturing process development. Viewing functions have also been enhanced, such as with the ability to use iOS devices to display process-flow […]