Nine engineering, technology, and manufacturing businesses from around the country are finalists in the 2010 New Zealand International Business Awards.
Developed by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) in partnership with the private sector, the awards recognise new approaches that businesses are taking to achieve international success. Twenty-five businesses and five business leaders are finalists across a range of categories.
Family-owned sheet metal production and fabrication business Metalform (Dannevirke) Ltd has designed and developed a high-tech paediatric wheelchair and signed a global distribution agreement with one of the world’s leading mobile wheelchair suppliers.
Innovative design expertise and the ability to manufacture products at competitive prices has seen Nimbus Lighting Group almost double international sales in the past three years.
Telemetry Research is a global leader in implantable solutions for physiological monitoring, supporting research activities in multinational pharmaceutical companies, university and research institutions. Almost 100 percent of revenue is generated from exports.
The proprietary division of EverEdge IP spends time researching and developing concepts to commercialise itself, or will develop promising ideas that individuals or clients bring.
With more than 20 years of exporting unique, high quality animal identification products, Zee Tags has built a very strong brand worldwide.
From humble beginnings almost 100 years ago, Scott Technology has evolved into a publicly listed automation business, and a world leader in several niche markets.
Simcro is a leading supplier of delivery systems for animal health pharmaceutical products such as injectors, applicators and containers, plus a wide range of accessories.
Gallagher Security Management Systems designs and manufactures Cardax electronic access control and intruder alarms systems and PowerFenceª perimeter security systems.
Altitude Aerospace Interiors has grown exports by 400 percent during the past four years, specialising in the cabin interior market for Boeing and Airbus jet aircraft.
NZTE Chief Executive Peter Chrisp said the finalists were some of New Zealand’s most innovative, nimble and determined exporters.
“The past two years have been challenging. But the mix of finalists shows that flexible approaches and an ability to seek out niche opportunities can bring rewards, even in tough times.”
Winners of each of the nine categories, as well as the 2010 Supreme Winner, will be announced at an awards ceremony on 13 October in Auckland.
The awards are supported by Strategic Partner ANZ. TechNZ, the business investment arm of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, is supporting four special category awards that recognise particular areas of focus for international business.