Rockwell forms new Industry Solutions team

In keeping with its commitment to Australian and New Zealand industry, Rockwell Automation has formed a new Industry Solutions team. Comprising experts specialising in a range of industry sectors, the Industry Solutions team plays a central role in coordinating the combined resources of Rockwell Automation sales, engineering, support and product groups to ensure the most […]

Government must heed Tax Working Group’s advice

The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) is calling for the Government to heed the Tax Working Group’s advice and broaden the tax base to lower personal and corporate tax. The majority of the Tax Working Group (TWG) suggested closing tax loopholes around residential property investment, imposing a land tax and increasing the GST […]

Developing sustainable products more efficiently

Product development can – and should – benefit from the same efficiency and productivity gains that we see in manufacturing and production. The product development process is often very wasteful and expensive, complex and multi-faceted, and information does not flow in one direction, but goes back and forward many times. How then, can you apply […]

Global aluminium industry co-operating on climate change actions

The International Aluminium Institute.Chairman and Deputy CEO of UC RUSAL, Mr. Artem Volynets says “The biggest task for Governments is engaging and informing the community across all levels, from producer to consumer about the role they can play in improving the transformation of resources, including energy, from raw material to consumer goods and then to […]

New Plymouth based Howard Wright wins metal in National Design Awards

New Plymouth based designer and manufacturer Howard Wright Limited has been awarded one of the country’s top design prizes, picking up silver at the national BeST Design Awards – New Zealand designs equivalent to the Oscars. Howard Wright was awarded silver in the non-consumer product design category at this years prestigious awards – which were […]

SEW Great News

Patented innovation for installation & maintenance teams from SEW (say it like BMW). The TorqLOC mounting system is quick, robust, and simple and tolerance forgiving, PLUS has built-in long term cost and labour saving advantages. Innovative connection system for hollow shaft mounted gear units. Great news for installation and maintenance teams is this timely reminder […]

The factory of the future with Direct Digital Manufacturing

Today’s tumbling economy requires that business and industry use money wisely. For a manufacturer, this means making sound product decisions and avoiding costly design revisions. With (DDM), a company can go directly from an electronic representation of a part to the final product, thus eliminating tooling. This can save significant cost and time, saving valuable […]

New Zealand’s lift out GARESH

New Zealand’s lift out of recessionary times could be under-way by the end of the year. And manufacturing must play a major part in that economic shift. So too should the nation’s ITO sector if the skill-set amongst our workforce is to provide the expertise needed to boost productivity, and ultimately, export earnings in decades […]

EMEX: NZ’s Biggest and Best is Back and Better

New Zealand’s biggest, oldest and most comprehensive engineering, machinery, electronics and manufacturing industry showcase returns next year and is already proving popular, with almost half the show space pre-booked. EMEX 2010 is the prime business tool for everyone working in industrial engineering and maintenance, control and instrumentation, machine technology, plant automation and monitoring, welding, forming […]