Businesses to benefit from new Institute for Business Research

Businesses and industry groups will be able to access the latest management thinking and research expertise with the launch of the Institute for Business Research at the University of Waikato. The new institute, to be launched at separate functions in Hamilton and Tauranga, draws on the expertise of researchers at Waikato Management School, ranked the […]

Engineering Excellence Award winners announced

The winners of the 2010 New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards were announced in Wellington on Thursday 24 November at a gala dinner hosted by MC Linda Clark and attended by more than 350 people which was held at the Duxton Hotel. The Winner of the 2010 Supreme Award for Engineering Excellence is the Coronet Peak […]

There will be answers

The tragedy at Pike River Coal mine is being felt by the whole country and around the world. ¬†It is rare that New Zealand has an industrial mishap of this magnitude. The mining industry in New Zealand contributes much to the economy. And its close and supportive communities are a lesson to us all. Soon […]

NZ’s liquidity depends on overseas perceptions

Policy changes are needed to cure a declining foreign debt position say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). Standard and Poor’s has put New Zealand’s credit rating on negative outlook. Treasury Secretary John Whitehead has already commented that the Government needs to move into surplus faster than is currently forecast and this advice […]

Comment: Are our trades dying?

The New Zealand Herald has picked up on our Acton Tools article from October issue of NZ MANUFACTURER which shows the level of concern for the future of the manufacturing sector. Peter Rocque is a toolmaker who believes that in devaluing the toolmaking trade New Zealand is in danger of being a manufacturer¬† of only […]

Is the food and beverage sector suitable for Competitive Manufacturing?

Can the concepts of Competitive Manufacturing apply to the Food and Beverage Sector? Many of the tools and techniques used have been developed in the automotive and electronics industries, and we are often asked how they can work in a seasonal industry situation. These industries are typically “Manufacture and Assemble” rather than the “Disassemble” or […]

Regional business partners being found

NZTE and TechNZ (the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology’s business investment programme) have appointed the first organisations to our new joint network of 14 Regional Business Partners and are close to finalising the entire network of ‘NZTE-TechNZ Regional Business Partners’ who will become a natural first point of contact for businesses around New Zealand […]

Transmig 175i

The Cigweld Transmig 175i is a self contained single phase multi process welding inverter that is capable of performing GMAW/FCAW (Mig), MMAW (Stick) and GTAW (Lift Tig) welding processes. The unit is equipped with an integrated wire feed unit, voltage reduction device (VRD applicable in stick mode only), digital voltage and amperage meters, and a […]

Exchange Platform for Energy Experts

Energy efficiency in buildings was the topic of the day for just on 100 participants at the one day conference organised by the New Zealand German Business Association in early November. Experts from Germany were in attendance and took the opportunity to explore expansion opportunities in New Zealand and Australia. The conference, part of the […]

World record with Leister

Crystal Lagoons Corp.’s concept and technology enable to build crystal clear water bodies in almost unlimited dimensions thanks to its uniquely new and patented concept. In a region where the sea is too rough and thus unattractive to tourists, it is now possible to construct giant artificial lagoon landscapes. There are already several of these […]