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 […]

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 […]

Mastercam 2019 Lathe a comprehensive turning software

Mastercam 2019 Lathe a comprehensive turning software

From accepting and programming any CAD file to Dynamic roughing and precision finishing, Mastercam 2019 Lathe provides a variety of techniques to turn all of your parts exactly as you need them. Mastercam 2019 Lathe features a new Tool Designer, Mill-Turn Environments, Multiple Plunge, and so much more. 3D Tool Support Build tools from 3D […]

Free trade with Korea a boon for Kiwi exporters

This, combined with a solid growth outlook, means Korea remains a reliable market for New Zealand businesses.

Free trade with Korea a boon for Kiwi exporters

  – Jack Stenhouse, NZTE Trade Commissioner for South Korea. The eleventh largest economy in the world, the Republic of Korea, is home to some technology and manufacturing giants – names we all recognise, like Samsung, Hyundai, LG and Daewoo. Korea’s economic success is founded on access to world markets, and that’s great news for New […]

Why the circular economy must link up the whole supply chain

It's not by chance that most CE case studies are when economically strong asset owners and service providers such as Caterpillar and Maersk are in the driving seat. The same applies to powerful vendors, for instance tech giants such as HP and Dell who have established highly efficient return systems for used products.

Why the circular economy must link up the whole supply chain

  The long-discussed concept of the circular economy (CE) seems ready for takeoff. New information technologies like the internet of things (IoT), big data analytics or blockchain are the powerful means everybody is waiting for. The real door-opener is still to be found in the analog world: It’s about trustful collaboration. But only when all […]

Accelerate your business by using your voice

Dragon also addresses the issue of mobility. In the modern business age, you are inevitably on the move, consulting with colleagues, meeting with clients and suppliers, and networking.

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 […]