Stay on the downward trend

Stay on the downward trend

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand should move to continue to lower the OCR in response to continued low inflation and a high exchange rate, as well as continuing to implement financial stability measures in mortgage lending, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). NZMEA Chief Executive Dieter Adam says, “Our exchange rate […]

Bringing cutting-edge automation to NZ manufacturers

CNC Design has been working with New Zealand machine builders since 1989, with one major goal: setting up their customers with the same knowledge and capability that they would get overseas. “Europe, particularly Germany, is at the forefront of machine building, and obviously, we are quite a long way away”, says Jon Marwick, Managing Director. […]

The song remains the same: Buy NZ Made

The song remains the same: Buy NZ Made

New Zealand manufacturers are a sturdy, determined lot mostly pushing uphill against the surge of imported products that flood the country. Many of my conversations with them come down to this: We can’t make enough large volume products to be truly competitive with the same imported products. And imported products are difficult to compete against […]

FWF after lucrative Japanese market

FWF after lucrative Japanese market

In the picture: David Musgrave managing director Functional Wholesale Products. From Regional Manufacturing a section of NZ Manufacturer www.nzmanufacturer.co.nz Eve Johnson sits on the board of Functional Wholesale Products and has come back into the company as Development Manager.  Eve has worked with FWF for 11 years now and was formally CEO. She shares with […]

The Future of Manufacturing

The Future of Manufacturing

-Tony Glockler CEO of SolidProfessor talks to NZ Manufacturer People love to predict the future: whether they will score a 100 on a test, receive a promotion, or win the lottery. Humans make predictions because it gives them a sense of hope and feeling of control over their future. Predictions also free people from fear […]

Autodesk Inventor 2017 unveiled

Autodesk Inventor 2017 unveiled

Autodesk has unveiled Inventor 2017, one of the most advanced 3D modelling solutions for manufacturing industry professionals. The latest version in innovative software for designers and engineers, Inventor 2017 delivers new professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools aimed at supporting customers ever-expanding needs.  “The manufacturing industry is witnessing an evolution of the role of the […]

A more useful model of tertiary education

A more useful model of tertiary education

By Dieter Adam, CEO of the NZMEA Education is key to ensuring our people will be the best they can be and creating the most productive, capable and innovative economy we can. Human capital is just as important as any other input in a manufacturing business; if not the most important one. However, current research suggests […]

Trade barriers in services must go

Services businesses are suffering from trade barriers that are reducing economic growth, says ExportNZ. ExportNZ is part of a global services coalition that is urging negotiators at the Trade in Services Negotiations (TiSA) taking place this week in Geneva to achieve an effective agreement that will reduce barriers to services trade. ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine […]

Autodesk Inventor 2017 unveiled

Autodesk Inventor 2017 unveiled

Autodesk has unveiled Inventor 2017, one of the most advanced 3D modelling solutions for manufacturing industry professionals. The latest version in innovative software for designers and engineers, Inventor 2017 delivers new professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools aimed at supporting customers ever-expanding needs.  “The manufacturing industry is witnessing an evolution of the role of the […]