Domestic sales increase

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions, completed during April 2017, shows total sales in March 2017 increased 2.93% (year on year export sales decreased by 8.10% with domestic sales increasing by 17.95%) on March 2016. In the 3 months to March, export sales decreased an average of 9.4%, […]

New ownership for Apex Labelling

Leading labelling systems manufacturer, Apex Labelling, will see increased investment under new ownership. Company founder Phil Etheridge has sold the company to Sam Howe who will become Managing Director and oversee the day to day running of the business, with Etheridge staying on for at least a 12-month hand over period. Established in 1977, Apex […]

Time to focus on the Health in OH & S

Time to focus on the Health in OH & S

By Mark Champion, General Manager Advocacy and Industry Relations, EMA About 1500 metres into a hillside on the West Coast northeast of Greymouth, at 3.44pm on the afternoon of November 19, 2010, a methane explosion, followed by a series of other blasts, took the lives of 29 miners. The tragedy has forever changed the lives […]

Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanner now certified by Airbus

Creaform HandySCAN 3D scanner now certified by Airbus

Creaform, leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, has had its flagship metrology-grade portable 3D scanner, the HandySCAN 3D, certified by Airbus and will be added to the company’s next Technical Equipment Manual (TEM) release. This certification comes following the recognition of HandySCAN 3D’s specifications by the French National Laboratory for Metrology & […]

Kineo version 5.0 released

Kineo version 5.0 released

Version 5.0 of Kineo software components for path planning, collision detection and cable simulation is now available. Major new developments include: Kineo Flexible Cables The first release of this new software component has been developed with a specific focus on applications in robotics. The cables that power articulated robot systems are prone to failure as […]

Engineering Scholarship announced on International Women’s Day

“I feel alive every single day!” Charlotte Flaherty’s decision to leave full time work, and sign up for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) took a lot of soul searching, and a long time to resolve.  So she’s delighted with the news that she is Otago Polytechnic’s inaugural winner of the Women in Engineering Scholarship. […]

Business group advises employers on drugs and the workplace

Business group advises employers on drugs and the workplace

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) urges business leaders to ensure they are on solid ground on the issue of drug abuse in the workplace, by having policies and procedures firmly in place and embedded in company cultures. Earlier this week the Prime Minister said several businesses a week complained to him about their problems […]

How robotic process automation increases competitiveness

How robotic process automation increases competitiveness

Despite the acknowledged productivity benefits of automation, many companies still handle common business practices manually, missing out on efficiencies and potential competitive advantage. Organisations should consider robotic process automation for back-office operations, and even some front-office processes, which are currently still done manually, according to NICE. Gerry Tucker, managing director, ANZ, NICE, said, “Businesses can […]

Trade Show News:buildnz trade visitors bring $530m buying power

Trade Show News:buildnz trade visitors bring $530m buying power

buildnz | designex, New Zealand’s leading trade show for the build, construction and design industries is back for 2017 with organisers, XPO Exhibitions, excited about the business opportunities available to the hundreds of exhibiting companies expected onsite. For 30 years, the NZ owned and operated and award winning buildnz | designex has been the largest […]

Engineering Scholarship announced on International Women’s Day

Engineering Scholarship announced on International Women’s Day

“I feel alive every single day!” Charlotte Flaherty’s decision to leave full time work, and sign up for a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical) took a lot of soul searching, and a long time to resolve.  So she’s delighted with the news that she is Otago Polytechnic’s inaugural winner of the Women in Engineering Scholarship. […]