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 […]

Bumping along the bottom

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during February 2010, shows total sales in January 2010 decreased 3% (export sales decreased by 32% with domestic sales increasing 15%) on January 2009. The NZMEA survey sample this month covered NZ$452m in annualised sales, with an export content of 28%. […]

Manufacturing shows the way at EMEX 2010

EMEX 2010 is the show piece for the latest manufacturing equipment and technology for New Zealand businesses. Companies have taken the opportunity to display to decisionmakers some of the “goods” available to assist them maintain their competitiveness and move ahead in local and overseas markets. There is a belief that  manufacturing is starting to hold […]

PlanetSolar Superyacht Designed by Kiwi Firm

When a German businessman set his sights on building a solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe, he called on Kiwi design company LOMOcean to make it happen. PlanetSolar Auckland-based LOMOcean naval architects and yacht designers drew up plans for the radical $NZ36 million PlanetSolar superyacht, which is due to set off on a world-first, solar-powered, […]

Opportunities exist everywhere

With the recent disruption to the world’s aviation industry caused by the Norwegian volcanic eruptions, we known that anything is possible to cripple the world economy and our freedom of movement. Let’s face it the last 18 months have been a devil of a time for peace of mind and financial security. About the only […]