• 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...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • 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,...

    • Posted December 30, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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  • 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...

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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  • “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,...

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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  • 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,...

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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  • 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....

    • Posted December 19, 2015
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