Manufacturing getting stronger

Good news for the manufacturing sector is the timely indicator from the BNZ Business New Zealand performance of manufacturing index that manufacturing is expanding and actually stronger in May and June than it has been since June 2010. Manufacturing accounted for half the March quarter’s jump in GDP rising 3.6 per cent, on top of […]

Flaw detector very capable

    The Veo 16:64 Phased Array instrument is highly capable with multi-technique functionality, including TOFD; fast data recording, a simple to use interface and rugged housing. Veo is ideal for Pipeline Weld Inspection, Corrosion Mapping, Aerospace and Composite Testing. Veo’s design has made simple controls and menu workflow of paramount importance. The display features […]

Don’t get ripped-off on your next foreign exchange deal

PIC CAP Sargon Elias (left) GM Velocity Trade Limited with Laura Dolphin, marketing executive, in their Auckland CBD online facility. If you are one of those people who ‘just know’ that the bank will always give you the best foreign exchange rate when you import machinery or are sending off an exhibition stand to an […]

New partnerships contribute to global picture of sustainability

PHIL O’REILLY BusinessNZ and Landcare Research have partnered with the producer of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), to provide an accurate and complete sustainability reports database for New Zealand. BusinessNZ chief executive Phil O’Reilly said consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental impact of products and […]

Affordable attachment pulls out posts and vines

When you come to a post  simply pull it out. Why didn’t somebody think of this before? From the invention shed of Malcolm Webster another breakthrough do-it-yourself innovation. It looks like a giant rope jammer fitting off a sailing boat. It fits to the 3-point linkage on your tractor. No electrics, no hydraulics. You simply […]

Aviation expo tipped to make millions

The launch of up to 10 new products and the opportunity for aviation companies to close millions in sales are the two main outcomes expected at a Waikato-based aviation showcase planned for October. NZ Flair 2011, to be held at Te Kowhai Airfield near Hamilton from October 13 to 15, will showcase a wide range […]

Barrie Carruthers

Barrie Curruthers is managing director of Precision Microcircuits Ltd, Barrie has 50 years manufacturing experience and he shares with us why he does what he does. What do you do? I am currently involved in several company operations. Electronics and farming is a mix I enjoy mostly, one dramatically different from the other. Electronics produces […]

EMA backs and promotes equal pay for equal productivity

 Alasdair Thompson, chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association, says its only right that women should be paid more than men when their output and productivity is greater than men.  We back higher pay for women when they’re doing a better job than men, he said.  Mr Thomson said on NewstalkZB this morning that […]

Programme excellent for ETEL Transformers

INTENT Group’s Business Performance Accelerator (BPA) programme was chosen by Process Improvement at ETEL Transformers. Stuart Cumming, whose role is to promote Lean manufacturing processes and continuous improvement within ETEL Transformers, had previously worked with INTENT on another project and had been impressed with the understanding of Lean. Furthermore, the content of the BPA offered […]

A new approach to engine efficiency

Photo: Tim Parker, founder and managing director of Cleanfuelz with the latest experimental model. Did you know that most petrol engines only use 20% and diesels only use 40% of the fuel – and waste the rest as noxious exhaust fumes? Cleanfuelz has been developing a solution to the problem of the inefficient burning of […]