Level 1 puts focus on the economy

"Our economy depends on people actively buying, selling, producing, collaborating - the more of this we have, the quicker we recover.

Level 1 puts focus on the economy

The BusinessNZ network welcomes the move to Alert Level 1 and the return to more normal practices at workplaces. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand’s team of 5 million have worked together successfully to manage the health risks from Covid 19 and now need to work together in the same way to manage […]

Move to Alert Level 1 ‘a relief’ for Canterbury businesses

The move to Alert Level 1 will enable more businesses to return to full operations and increase their revenue without having to operate with the social distancing restrictions in place.

Move to Alert Level 1 ‘a relief’ for Canterbury businesses

Today’s announcement that we will move to Alert Level 1 tonight has been welcomed by the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, with Chief Executive Leeann Watson saying the move is key in enabling Canterbury businesses to begin a return to full operating and revenue-generating capacity. This afternoon, the Prime Minister announced that the country will […]

High-value US-NZ trade confirmed in latest figures

"The US and New Zealand are long-standing trading partners who have a shared commitment to fostering innovation, facilitating trade and commerce, and encouraging fair competition," Mr Small said.

High-value US-NZ trade confirmed in latest figures

The latest trade data from Statistics New Zealand confirms the increasingly high-value nature of the trade relationship between New Zealand and the United States. Executive Director of the NZUS Council Jordan Small said while these figures do not yet fully capture the impact of Covid-19 they do still reflect the established direction of trade with […]

Canterbury survey shows importance of subsidy “lifeline”

"This survey shows that the wage subsidy has been a lifeline for local businesses to continue to protect the livelihoods of many in our local community, reducing job losses and business failure.'

Canterbury survey shows importance of subsidy “lifeline”

A recent ‘Pulse Check’ survey of Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) member organisations shows just how critical the wage subsidy has been, ahead of many wage subsidy payments coming to a close on 12 June. The survey was sent to approximately 8,750 businesspeople and received 276 responses. Of the respondents, 86% accessed the wage […]

Advancing research: igus a new member of the Profibus Nutzerorganisation e.V.

The igus product range offers solutions for small installation spaces, maximum speeds and three-dimensional movements with up to ±360 degrees/m on the robot or in free movements.

Advancing research: igus a new member of the Profibus Nutzerorganisation e.V.

Tested chainflex Profinet cables ensure reliable data transfer in moving applications Profinet is the world’s leading Ethernet-based communication solution for industrial automation. Because even large volumes of data can be transferred quickly and safely thanks to real-time communication. In order to advance the research of Profinet technology in moving applications, igus has now joined the […]

Energy chains vs. motor cable drums

Bearings and the slip ring body are the elements that are especially affected by corrosion and wear.

Energy chains vs. motor cable drums

The advantages and disadvantages of two industrial energy supply systems Whenever design engineers have to guide hoses and power and data cables in moving applications with long travels (more than 100 metres), the question arises of which energy supply system is the most efficient, especially considering such factors as reliability, maintainability, and future security? A […]

Swisslog Autostore webinar on June 11

Swisslog Autostore webinar on June 11

Swisslog will be holding a second webinar on June 11 on AutoStore (5 Key Considerations and Recommendations) on at 4:30pm-5:30pm (AEDST).  This will be a live webinar and Q&A with Paul and Dickson (SEA) as our speakers the details are below: Webinar Topic: AutoStore for the future: 5 Key Considerations and Recommendations Event Outline: Guarantee your […]

Servers for higher performance workloads

Increased GPU support (up to 8x 75W NVidia T4s) allowing customers to efficiently implement video analytics and inference solutions for artificial intelligence

Servers for higher performance workloads

ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 two-socket servers feature enhanced performance and I/O connectivity for higher performance workloads. Many industries, such as manufacturing need faster transaction processing, improved data analytics, and greater grid-computing capacity, while still improving efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO). To address these needs, Lenovo focuses on delivering open, reliable, and secure infrastructure […]

Revolution Fibres skincare product sells out in South Korea

Iain Hosie, Revolution Fibres founder and Technical Director, says a key appeal for the South Korean market is the application method of placing the product onto wet skin like a mask.

Revolution Fibres skincare product sells out in South Korea

A natural New Zealand skincare product has sold out in online sales after just two hours on South Korea’s most influential home shopping network. The manufacturer of the skincare product, Auckland-based nanofibre producer Revolution Fibres, has now switched its production capacity to face masks to meet COVID-19 demand and to increase the local supply of […]

Positives from Covid-19

For a long time, manufacturing has not received the attention and support that it should have had – in terms of national security of supply chains and Government support.

Positives from Covid-19

-Dr Troy Coyle, HERA Director Our current state of play has created a massive disruption to business as usual – but are there any positives to come out from the Covid-19 pandemic? Covid-19 has dramatically impacted us all in many different ways. Of course, most discussions have been on the negatives of Covid-19, but here […]