Engineer and business leader awarded Honorary Doctorate

His engineering career has spanned more than 40 years, during which time he was instrumental the transformation of New Zealand’s business and export engineering service.

Engineer and business leader awarded Honorary Doctorate

Visionary business leader and engineer, Dr Ian Parton, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Auckland. Dr Parton studied at the University of Auckland’s School of Engineering its Ardmore days, graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1969 and a PhD in 1972, both in Civil Engineering. His engineering career […]

Key business groups merge to boost manufacturing sector

The Chamber Chief Executive Leeann Watson says the merger is a vital step towards future-proofing the manufacturing sector in New Zealand and will have a significant positive impact on the business community as a whole.

Key business groups merge to boost manufacturing sector

Three of New Zealand’s most influential business networks are merging to help boost the manufacturing sector for the years ahead. The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber), The Manufacturers’ Network (TMN), and the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) are merging their operations supporting manufacturers to further enhance their respective services to the New Zealand […]

Accelerate your business by using your voice

The solution also lets you speak to send emails, and as it’s compatible with popular web browsers, you can also deploy Dragon to search the web and use social media with unparalleled speed, ease and comfort.

Accelerate your business by using your voice

Ask any business owner or board-level executive involved in manufacturing about the demands of growing a business, and they would probably readily agree that it’s tough. Apart from juggling various elements to keep the business on a growth trajectory, there are the endless administration tasks. Regularly producing reports, quotes, estimates, proposals, plans and invoices can […]

Manufacturing – A year in review

Looking at across sub-sectors, including the meat and dairy, manufacturing has seen a fairly steady but modest level of growth from September 2013 to now – averaging around 2% real (inflation-adjusted) growth per year.

Manufacturing – A year in review

-Dieter Adam, Chief Executive, The Manufacturers’ Network It is the time again to look back on the year that was – how did our manufacturing sector do, and what were the major developments that impacted our sector in another year of political change, both in New Zealand and around the world? Internationally, issues around trade […]

Iconic Buy NZ Made celebrates 30th birthday

"In a world that has effectively become smaller at the same time as it has become increasingly competitive, using the Buy NZ Made trademark can and will serve those businesses that have committed to making goods here very well."

Iconic Buy NZ Made celebrates 30th birthday

The Buy New Zealand Made Campaign is turning 30 and celebrating with events around the country to showcase member companies along with the iconic kiwi trademark, which has evolved to become a significant marketing tool for businesses in an increasingly competitive world. Launched in 1988 by the then Manufacturing Federation, the campaign is now owned […]

New managing director appointed at Hamilton engineering firm

He says the there is a high level of expertise at the company. “We know that clients trust our ability to design innovative, safe and hygienic systems that are tailored to client and plant requirements. I’m proud of the knowledge, skills, experience and integrity at PDV,” says Mr O’Connor.

New managing director appointed at Hamilton engineering firm

Long-time engineering manager Gerard O’Connor has been named as the new managing director (MD) of leading Hamilton-based global process and chemical engineering firm PDV Consultants. Mr O’Connor has been with the firm for the best part of 22 years and is well-regarded by colleagues, industry peers and clients. “I’m very excited and honoured,” says Mr […]

Aurecon announces new CEO to drive global growth

“My focus areas for the immediate future are to consolidate and continue the growth trajectory in Digital, Advisory, and in Asia where we see immense potential in transport infrastructure, the built environment and fast-growing data centre sector.”

Aurecon announces new CEO to drive global growth

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has announced the appointment of Managing Director Australia and New Zealand William Cox as its new Global Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation’s rapid growth and continuing diversification across Digital, Advisory and Asia. Effective from 1 February 2019, William will be based in Sydney. His appointment marks […]

Why the Japanese business climate has never been sunnier for Kiwi entrepreneurs

Japan’s leaders have also indicated greater global business interests. Japan’s largest bank, MUFG, has just purchased Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s global asset management arm.

Why the Japanese business climate has never been sunnier for Kiwi entrepreneurs

-Annette Azuma, director, Staples Rodway For businesses looking to expand their operations into international markets, there’s never been a better time to head for Japan. Several premier international sporting events will bring millions of tourists to Japan in the next three years and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has been ratified […]

INNO3D 2018 well attended

This latest Solidworks release is packed with enhancements based on insights and feedback from the large worldwide Customer base. Solidworks took many of the common ideas along with gains available using current hardware iterations and based Solidworks 2019 on that.

INNO3D 2018 well attended

October 10th was a milestone day for NCCS with the annual INNO3D event, showcasing what is new in Solidworks 2019, along with industry partners presenting some of the latest products and trends in the design and manufacturing space. INNO3D 2017 was a large event but this year’s event was even bigger and broke all records. […]

3D modelling important in design of New Zealand’s Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway

The Geotechnical team were able to leverage the great visualisation of Leapfrog Works to bring together and better communicate across such a wide range of project stakeholders including the Construction Joint Venture (CJV) team, quantity surveyors, surveyors and geotechnical engineers and bridge designers.

3D modelling important in design of New Zealand’s Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway

Design Joint Venture (DJV), a collaboration between engineering consultants, Beca and Tonkin + Taylor has highlighted the power of Seequent’s Leapfrog Works 3D geological modelling software in the design of a motorway extension from New Zealand’s Pūhoi to Warkworth. With an estimated cost of more than NZ $700m (including maintenance over 25 years), the 18km […]