Thousandth viper robot delivered

    This robot can be used to handle inserts and pre-fabricated parts in hybrid applications. Seletec Plastics has been using injection moulding machines from Engel since the 1980s, with the focus switching to automation in its new projects. A Viper 40, the anniversary edition robot, was delivered to the Pinzgau region as part of […]

Masters programme secures yacht designer

  Renowned superyacht and performance sailing yacht designer Ron Holland will be lecturing in The University of Auckland’s new masters programme in yacht engineering. The Master of Engineering Studies in Yacht Engineering, offered by the Yacht Research Unit based in the Faculty of Engineering, is believed to be the first yacht engineering masters degree in […]

Permabond – the cost effective solution

For many years the flooring industry has turned to Permabond for specialist and cost effective solutions in the manufacture of their products. Permabond has a specially formulated high purity cyanoacrylate which can be used to bond a wide range of substrates that may be difficult to bond with general purpose ÒSupergluesÓ. This makes it particularly […]


    EMEX 2012 sales manager Rob Lavender. This is an exclusive live opportunity for you to speak to the show visitors after the show via video footage. At the show a ‘two minute interview’ will be conducted on exhibitors’ stands showcasing products on display. After the show this footage will be loaded onto the […]

Sheetmetal folding machines at EMEX 2012

Variobend AG offers elegant solutions of up and down bending machines and long length folding machines for manufacturers that need to bend sheet metal. Driven by a passion to innovate and bring double bending capability to medium and small manufacturers, the engineers at Variobend developed and patented a unique bending system. This bending technology results […]

Assisting manufacturing exporters to Australia

  Australia remains New Zealand’s largest trading partner with 23% of our merchandise exports being sent across the Tasman in the year to June 2011. However all is not rosy with many Australian companies in the manufacturing, building and retail sectors who are challenged by Australia’s high exchange rate as well as reduced domestic spending. […]

What’s needed to get more manufacturing jobs

Catherine Beard There is no denying that manufacturing in New Zealand has suffered as a result of the global financial crisis, just like many other countries. But, it’s imperative to realise that we have come off better than most, recognise what we can do to improve New Zealand’s situation and leverage our advantages in the […]

Where are the jobs?

By Bruce Goldsworthy Recently the government rolled out the initial stages of its welfare reform programme requiring beneficiaries at least to look for work. Not surprisingly many people asked where are the jobs these people are supposed to get? With unemployment at 6.7 percent, they said, where are the jobs for those genuinely wanting to […]

Going green paying off big time

Organisations wanting to improve their environmental credentials and their bottom line are lining up for the Eco Smart Business programme. That’s largely due to the big benefits reported by last year’s participants. One company cut its vehicle operating costs by over $100,000 and waste management costs by 50% annually. Another reduced its waste costs by […]

Sir Paul Callaghan

NZ Manufacturer publication is saddened by the news of the passing of Sir Paul Callaghan. We knew Sir Paul as an advisor to the publication; he also contributed articles on business in New Zealand and was all in favour of promoting our ‘Innovation Culture.’ He also believed in “telling the stories of our successful businesses […]

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