Working together to keep it kiwi

  Collaboration within industry is a key way for New Zealand’s manufacturers to successfully compete in a global market. And this was the motivation for a Lean Learning Hub which saw nearly 50 people from 21 companies including DB, Griffins and Fonterra, gather together last month to swap and share experiences. The hub was hosted […]

Living the dream with FeatureCAM

  Thanks to FeatureCAM feature-based CAM system, Jeremy Cupp, owner of LC Fabrications, is able to combine his two passions – motorcycles and machining = into a successful business. The software makes it quicker and easier to experiment with novel designs, and gives high-quality parts. LC Fabrication was born in the corner of a machine […]

ATI great initiative but much closer business involvement needed

The new Advanced Technology Institute is a great initiative and much needed but will get off to a slow start unless business is deeply involved in it from the outset, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “Science, R&D and innovation are the building blocks for our economic future and the ATI could become the leading […]

Thinking outside the box

By Doug Green A competitive advantage we have in New Zealand is the ability to think outside the box. An advantage Professor Goran Roos believes some of our competitors in Asia and India may not have. We are of course talking here about the manufacturing sector. He also believes that the European mid-size manufacturer is […]

Strong opportunities in Singapore

Ziena Jalil, New Zealand Trade Commissioner, Singapore Singapore shares a number of similarities with New Zealand, both in terms of size, population and economic outlook. As island nations, reliant on exports to drive economic growth, we share a similar outlook on regional cooperation and free trade, and were the first nations to forge a bilateral […]

The results are in: ExportNZ’s 2012 Survey

“The ExportNZ 2012 Survey shows the majority of exporters are still in a positive frame of mind despite exchange rate challenges and the lacklustre growth affecting some parts of the world economy”, says Catherine Beard, Executive Director of ExportNZ. Just over half the respondents (51.8%) expected their profitability to improve in the next 12 months […]

Safety switch provides an integrated solution

The Allen-Bradley 440N-Z SensaGuard Non-Contact Switch with a magnetic integrated latch combines a non-contact interlock switch and door latch into one integrated solution. It replaces separately mounting an interlock switch and door catch in lightweight guard doors. The switch features the latest RFID technology for coding, inductive technology for sensing and output switching signal device […]

Battery chargers have enhanced durability

Two 7-stage automatic battery chargers have features that are ideal for small and large automotive workshops. The 12Volt, 7Amp Intelli-Charge model is a sophisticated and compact charger, fitted with protective rubber moulded end caps for enhanced durability and protection, designed for the rigours of workshop environments. With multi-chemistry settings for charging Wet, Calcium, AGM or […]

Test laboratory ensures product safety

  An advanced environmental test laboratory has been established to ensure lighting and Projecta battery products are safe, durable and meet the latest regulations. The new laboratory is equipped with the latest test rigs, including a High/Low Humidity Test Chamber, Thermal Shock Test Chamber, Rain Simulation Chamber and a Dust Test Chamber, which have been […]

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