Riding high on success

FrameCad, a construction technology company, founded by chief executive Mark Taylor more than 20 years ago, found the recession obliterating construction technology sales in the United States. It could have been devastating for the Auckland-based company, except that FrameCad had recently set up a Middle East office with the assistance of New Zealand Trade and […]

Young Engineer of the Year finalists announced

The Young Engineer of the Year is the most hotly contested title in the New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards stable. The 2010 judging panel were flooded with entries of a uniformly high standard. In the final component of the competition the three finalists will each be required to showcase their communication skills by giving a […]

RBNZ weighs against export recovery

The Reserve Bank’s decision to hike the Official Cash Rate (OCR) again will stifle the export growth that needs to lead the economic recovery say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA).  There have been warnings from across the tradeable sector on the damage OCR hikes will do; this advice needs to be heeded. […]

Doing business at the fieldays

What this growth has done for New Zealand manufacturing achievement – some including joint-international agreements -is nothing short of amazing. A ‘world class’manufacturing showcase of advanced technology and innovative solutions By Roger Magee Senior Writer It has grown, without worthy competition, to become recognised as Australasia’s leading ‘Agri-Business’ Exhibition.- and it is easy to see why. […]

Good Water reaches second place in world business analysis competition

A business analysis of an Auckland-based drinks company that uses ‘good plastic’ for its bottled water has won second place in a prestigious international competition. The annual Oikos-Ashoka Case Writing Competitions are the premier competitions of their kind, and aim to promote the development of new, high-quality case studies of real-world businesses working in the […]

Local steelwork benefits New Zealand economy and justifies support

by HERA Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz With the recent decision of government-owned Crown Research Institute NIWA to contract the multi-million dollar upgrade of its research vessel Tangaroa to a Singapore dockyard, and the KiwiRail announcement that the Auckland light rail trains will be imported, the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) analysts have two other interesting […]

Washdown thermal transfer overprinter is industry first

Linx Printing Technologies has launched an IP65-rated version of its best-selling thermal transfer overprinter.  The new Linx TT5 Washdown Printer uses a specially designed Washdown cassette to ensure that the equipment is protected against water and dust ingress. The new coder is a response to market demand to reduce downtime and other costs associated with […]

EMEX 2010 – a lot of business was done

The recently held EMEX 2010 was a success. Judging by the comments from exhibitors a lot of business was done because the decisionmakers turned up. Those with the spending power came along, saw what their company needed and bought equipment. EMEX 2010 brought together the latest in machine tools, manufacturing software, engineering and electronics equipment. […]

Agriculture forecast to underpin New Zealand’s long term prosperity

New Zealanders involved in food production have a buoyant long term future once the current economic squeeze on the rural sector eases up, according to Agriculture Minister David Carter. Speaking in the latest edition of Bayleys Real Estate’s Country magazine, Mr Cater said that with primary sectors generating around two-thirds of New Zealand’s merchandise export […]