Ideas can come from everywhere

When it comes to problems and decision-making, asking the people 'on the floor' is a no-brainer. But how often does it actually happen?

Ideas can come from everywhere

-Gemma Stanbridge, ViAGO International Limited Are the managers in your company empowering employees to pursue their broader passions, skills, and experience? Or are they pigeon-holing employees into a box defined by their current job title, taking them at face value of their job title, and restricting further development? These latter rigid typecasting behaviours serve only […]

Just the right chemistry

Chemfreight currently distributes close to 2,000 tonnes of freight a week and provides DIFOT reporting to its customers.

Just the right chemistry

New Zealand family-owned and operated, Chemfreight is a specialised 3PL distributor offering the complete solution of hazardous, non-hazardous and separate dedicated food storage and chemical toll blending backed by a national transport network. Started in 1989, it was the brainchild of Harry Price who, having worked in the chemical industry for many years, saw an […]

Real Steel motivated staff drive success

“Our culture is pretty strong, almost self-policing in some ways.”

Real Steel motivated staff drive success

A Lower Hutt manufacturing business, Real Steel, is a finalist in the Humankind 2019 Workplace Awards.   What is interesting about Real Steel is that the business has maintained high employee satisfaction through a period of rapid growth, while also introducing automation. Growing up in Upper Hutt The company, a family run business, has seen […]

EMA embraces historical 24 hours for NZ trade

New Zealand exports to China have tripled since 2008 when the original free trade agreement was signed.

EMA embraces historical 24 hours for NZ trade

The EMA embraces the historical 24 hours in which a deal has been struck on an upgrade to our free trade agreement with China, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement signed by all but India. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says these agreements together will bring a boost to exporters and consequently the New […]

Mirage OD mount flange facing machines deliver fast and accurate performance

Each of the 6 machines in the range includes a continuous variable auto-feed.

Mirage OD mount flange facing machines deliver fast and accurate performance

  Enerpac Mirage OD mount flange facing machine Enerpac is introducing a new range of external mount flange facing machines designed for fast installation and accurate machining of large diameter flanges used in applications throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The new Mirage branded OD mount facers are the perfect choice for machining […]

Igniting stalled labour productivity

Igniting stalled labour productivity

-Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer The Fourth Industrial Revolution is said to (it will) ignite stalled labour productivity in manufacturing through connected machines, people, data and value chains. The question is though; Is their stalled labour productivity or is there a reduction of manufactured product demand in the world in the current economic client? Maybe […]

Clean, high-tech: this is the factory of the future

Printing in 3D offers vast potential for new product designs and functional capabilities, as well as allowing for more customisation.

Clean, high-tech: this is the factory of the future

Factories have long held a place in the popular imagination, not just as sources of employment and community prosperity, but also as hectic, noisy, grimy and polluting facilities, where thousands of people are employed in largely low-skilled line positions. Today’s factories are changing. Breathtaking advances in technology, automation and globalisation are transforming how and where […]

Industry-led quality scheme complaints procedure successfully put to test 

Industry-led quality scheme complaints procedure successfully put to test 

Five years on from its launch, New Zealand’s Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC) scheme has been a great success. Approximately 88% of structural steel is fabricated by SFC certified fabricators, with several more businesses well on their way to certification. To ensure the integrity of SFC, there is a robust complaints process whereby certified fabricators are […]

Software framework generates ISO programs for CNC machine tools

Multiple projects can be started and saved at any time.

Software framework generates ISO programs for CNC machine tools

A powerful new software framework tool enables users of CNC machine tools to generate and test ISO part programs offline. The tool looks set to win across-the-board approval in busy machine shops, where an uninterrupted workflow can provide a key productivity advantage. Flexium Office framework software runs under Windows 7/8 or 10 on any standard […]

Could you build our base in Antarctica?

The redevelopment of Scott Base is the largest project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand.

Could you build our base in Antarctica?

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a job interview with a difference: the selection process involves a trip to Antarctica. “This is no junket though”, says Senior Project Manager Simon Shelton. “We understand that very few people have been to Antarctica so we […]