Regional Manufacturing: Stabicraft, Invercargill

Regional Manufacturing: Stabicraft, Invercargill

Paul Adams, Managing Director of Stabicraft based at Invercargill discusses the company’s boat manufacturing strategies and where to the future. Describe your company’s main areas of activity The design, manufacture and export of recreational and commercial trailerable aluminium boats What area(s) of the business are currently being developed? We have 3 key areas being reviewed; […]

Regional Manufacturing:Microbrewtech, Oamaru

Simon Ross of Microbrewtech, based in Oamaru, shares with NZ Manufacturer his company’s role in manufacturing beer bottling machines for the craft beer market. Describe your company’s main areas of activity. Microbrewtech manufactures beer bottling machines designed specifically for the craft beer market. A significant gap was identified and we developed a machine to fill […]

Is New Zealand ready for the next global revolution in manufacturing?

www.nzmanufacturer.co.nz Networked manufacturing, otherwise known as Industry 4.0, is the next revolution in manufacturing, offering higher productivity and more adaptable and intelligent systems. The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA), in association with Callaghan Innovation, welcome a leading expert in the field, Dr Frank Wagner, to share his insights and observations on Industry 4.0 in […]

NZMEA perspective of EMEX 2016

NZMEA perspective of EMEX 2016

EMEX 2016 was an exciting opportunity for manufacturers to see new technology and equipment that could improve productivity in their businesses, and to meet and network with other manufacturers and suppliers.  On display were some of the latest in CNC machines, 3D printers, as well as welders, tools and products manufactured in New Zealand. The […]

How new technology is changing market research

How new technology is changing market research

-Bill McMurray, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Qualtrics  The rapid evolution of technologies such as mobility, data analytics, and cloud computing, is changing the way organisations gain insight into their markets. This technology is making it easier for manufacturers to accelerate business decisions through insight gained from market research platforms. Of all the new […]

3D happy with EMEX

“We have been exhibiting at Emex for the past five years, with good results. However this year we had an outstanding success with multiple large orders for our new UP BOX 3d printers. The UP BOX allows customers to 3d print in a multitude of industry plastics, including wood! ” -Bruce Jackson, 3D Printing Systems […]

Positive outlook for manufacturing say business owners

New Zealand’s manufacturing and wholesale SMEs are optimistic for the year ahead, and remain positive that rising consumer confidence will translate into strong sales, according to the latest MYOB Business Monitor survey. The survey of more than 1,000 business operators nationwide highlights that nearly half (44 per cent) of all manufacturing and wholesale SMEs are […]

April exports fall, mixed feelings from manufacturers

April exports fall, mixed feelings from manufacturers

 The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during May 2016, shows total sales in April 2016 decreased 2.97% (year on year export sales decreased by 5.36% with domestic sales increasing by 2.72%) on April 2015. In the three months to April, export sales increased an average of 24.8%, […]

EMEX 2016: NZMEA shares membership benefits

EMEX 2016: NZMEA shares membership benefits

In the picture: EMEX attracting decisionmakers.  The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) is finding EMEX 2016 an excellent opportunity to explain its services and membership benefits to both exhibitors and visitors to the show which kicked off in Auckland yesterday.