EMEX 2016 underway

EMEX 2016 underway

EMEX 2016, the largest manufacturing trade fair in New Zealand is underway. NZ Manufacturer will bring you developments and keep you in touch with the show over the next three days.

Celebrating 50 years of business icons

Entries open today for the 2016 New Zealand International Business Awards, which celebrate the success of New Zealand businesses on the world stage. This marks the 50th year of the prestigious awards, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) with support from Strategic Partner ANZ. During the last half century some of New Zealand’s […]

Ballance, the $1 billion co-op

Ballance, the $1 billion co-op

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is a farmer-owned co-operative supporting New Zealand farmers to operate more productively, profitably and sustainably. CEO, Mark Wynne reflects to NZ Manufacturer on the way ahead and staying close to farmers. We’re close to a $1 billion business with roots that go right back to the 1800s when sulphur was mined at White […]

Preparing our industry for disruption

Preparing our industry for disruption

by HERA Executive Board member Dr Troy Coyle, Manager of Innovation & Product Development at NZ Steel “Disruptive technologies bring to a market a very different value proposition than had been available previously. Generally, disruptive technologies underperform established products in mainstream markets. But they have other features that a few fringe (and generally new) customers […]

The surprising strategy to surviving economic recession

The surprising strategy to surviving economic recession

Some manufacturing firms that survived the global financial crisis have one unusual secret to their success: stop manufacturing. Though just one of the strategies that helped keep some New Zealand manufacturing firms economically buoyant, it was among the most surprising results of Simon Collins’ PhD thesis. Simon dedicated his PhD to investigating the factors that […]

7 points to get your website delivering better business results

7 points to get your website delivering better business results

Optimisation of a few critical elements can transform sales conversion. In my previous article How to leverage your 8 hidden assets in your marketing channels, I gave tips on making marketing material effective for engineering, technology, and manufacturing businesses. Now we look at websites in particular… 1. The attraction of a good look The design […]

Technology preserves water resources

Technology preserves water resources

Hynds Environmental Ltd was established in 2001 as a boutique provider of stormwater and wastewater treatment solutions. Their team of engineers has developed a range of treatment technologies over the years, and is a market leader in this field. In particular, the Hynds Lifestyle Domestic Wastewater Treatment System ranks in the top four of all […]

SprocketsNZ at EMEX 2016

SprocketsNZ is New Zealand’s largest importer and manufacturer of both metric and imperial sprockets and chain.  They currently service a range of industries such as, pulp and timber, food manufactures, agricultural and custom design engineering to name but a few.  With their exclusive agency for Donghua chain, they can also supply directly to resellers and […]

NZ manufacturing start-up bucking convention, taking on the world

NZ manufacturing start-up bucking convention, taking on the world

Manufacturing is in decline in much of the Western world. However, New Zealand-owned start-up PGE Injection Moulding is bucking this trend. The company is already exporting its expertise with its first products being used in marine safety applications by a US-based company. Established three years ago, PGE specialises in titanium injection moulding – a complex […]

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