Nelson manufacturer award winner

Nelson manufacturer award winner

A Nelson-based contract manufacturer for products made from high-quality natural ingredients has for the second year running won the Supplier of the Year Award for New Zealand’s natural health products industry. Industry body Natural Health Products NZ recently announced Alaron Products as this year’s winner. The award, which was decided by popular vote among Natural […]

Methven changes ownership, still the same quality product

Mr Jones says that since 1995 when Methven launched FastFlow, its technology to address flow and solve water pressure issues in homes, it has cultivated a culture of innovation based on what its customers want.

Methven changes ownership, still the same quality product

Being acquired in April by Australia’s GWA Group will only create more opportunities for shower and tapware company Methven, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most innovative. Founded in 1886 in Dunedin as an iron and brass foundry, Methven still has its customer service function in that city today, with its head office and a […]

From chicken feathers to fire retardant

The cost around this compound is up to a third lower than the existing standard compounds used as a fire retardant.

From chicken feathers to fire retardant

Researchers at the University of Auckland have developed a way to turn chicken feathers into a high-performing fire retardant. Chicken is a popular source of protein in most parts of the world and millions of chickens are produced each year for us to eat – in New Zealand it’s estimated we each eat, on average, […]

Refinery explores solar farm in Northland

The 31 hectare solar farm – New Zealand’s largest – would be situated on land belonging to the Company and is estimated to cost around $36-$39 million.

Refinery explores solar farm in Northland

Refining NZ, the owner and operator of the Marsden Point refinery is exploring the viability of a 26 MW solar farm to be potentially developed adjacent to the refinery to supply it with renewable electricity. The 31 hectare solar farm – New Zealand’s largest – would be situated on land belonging to the Company and […]

Kemppi releases MasterTig range

Welders can also weld up to 30% faster, thanks to the MasterTig’s Double Pulse function. Double pulse accelerates the travel speed in DC hand welding and mechanised applications.

Kemppi releases MasterTig range

Kemppi, has launched the new Kemppi MasterTig family which is designed to withstand demanding welding environments and high temperatures; the next generation of MasterTig welding machines is impressive. It sets new standards in usability, welding quality capability and power efficiency. The MasterTig range has been redesigned with the professional welder very much in mind. The […]

Very smart Australian manufacturing

The company also plans on exporting internationally to European and is in the process of developing more furniture.

Very smart Australian manufacturing

Solar-powered furniture offers off-grid connection South Australian outdoor furniture brand Sedi has developed bespoke benches and shelter options for smart cities and regional areas. Bronte Modra, the director of Adelaide-based modular engineering company Specialised Solutions, created the Sedi range of park benches, parklets and bus stops in February this year. The smart shelters are built from sustainable […]

Taking on one of the biggest, invisible causes of climate change

Product stewardship sees producers, importers and retailers take responsibility for their products and ensure they are re-used, recycled or properly disposed of at end life.

Taking on one of the biggest, invisible causes of climate change

A project has begun in New Zealand for the refrigerants industry to tackle one of the most potent, but least known causes of climate change. The gases used in refrigerants – perfluorocarbons (PFC) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) – are rated among the most effective at trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere; thousands of times more potent […]

Government reform dashes hope for industry

“Extending the length of time that we can support our new and existing apprentices and trainees through the transition will ensure stability of their needs."

Government reform dashes hope for industry

Cabinet paper a disappointing response to employers Industry training organisation (ITO) Competenz has three years to hand over its 20,000 apprentices and trainees and the 3,500 New Zealand employers it currently works alongside to the NZ Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST), the centralised polytechnic being formed by the Ministry of Education, according to the […]

NZ Manufacturer August 2019

In August Issue 5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency. AI is here to stay. Cottonsoft on a roll. Tackle climate change, here and now. The digital twins are coming. Rats! It’s the internet of things. Boosting your business – Preparing to raise capital …and lots more Have a story to tell…let me know and be read […]

5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency

 As the Asia Pacific region, and indeed the rest of the world, gears up for the 5G era, its benefits will not be restricted to just telecommunications.

5G to enhance manufacturing efficiency

More than one million people have subscribed to a 5G mobile contract in South Korea, meaning demand for the high-speed technology has easily outpaced the country’s adoption of 4G.  The need for speed isn’t just essential for rapid telecommunication — we’d all rather communicate using faster and more reliable methods.   5G has created quite the […]