Productivity Commission targets our weak labour productivity

New Zealand has enjoyed good growth in average income since the global financial crisis.  Labour participation is strong and our public finances are in relatively good shape. But one area holding the economy back is our persistently weak labour productivity, with the OECD estimating that New Zealand had the fourth lowest labour productivity growth of […]

Backlighting added to mass flow and pressure instruments

Backlighting added to mass flow and pressure instruments

Alicat Scientific has added backlighting as a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays for its core range of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. The backlighting illuminates Alicat’s full-information, menu-driven, multi-parameter LCD display screens for easy reading, regardless of lighting conditions. Though reliable and dependable, with low power consumption needs, monochrome LCD […]

Majority of Australian manufacturers to invest in automation

Majority of Australian manufacturers to invest in automation

   Robotics most popular type of automation chosen for future investment among Australian manufacturers. Universal Robots, the Danish pioneer of human-robot collaboration, has released the results of a survey, which canvassed the views of members of various online groups dedicated to communicating with the Australian manufacturing community. These groups include; the Australian Manufacturers Forum, the […]

Demand drives surging salaries for engineers

Engineers take home an average of nearly $100,000 a year and their salaries are growing strongly, according to the annual IPENZ Remuneration Survey. Engineers’ median base salary grew by 6.3 per cent in the year to October 2016. According to Statistics New Zealand, average wage inflation in the year to June 2016 was 1.5 per […]

NZ Manufacturer Media Kit 2017 now available

Visit the Media Kit to see what is planned for 2017. We have approached this year witha view of providing readers with Features and sections based on productivity in manufacturing, across a range of subjects which can assist your company in its striving for excellence.NZM Manufacturer Media Kit 2017 To receive a kit please email […]