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 […]

NZ businesses miss out on energy savings benefits

Most New Zealand companies are doing little to curb energy waste despite the many benefits of reducing energy costs, new research shows. A study by Synovate commissioned by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) shows a wide disparity between industry sectors on energy management. Overall, only 23% of businesses are committed to energy management. […]

Rockwell forms new Industry Solutions team

In keeping with its commitment to Australian and New Zealand industry, Rockwell Automation has formed a new Industry Solutions team. Comprising experts specialising in a range of industry sectors, the Industry Solutions team plays a central role in coordinating the combined resources of Rockwell Automation sales, engineering, support and product groups to ensure the most […]

Developing sustainable products more efficiently

Product development can – and should – benefit from the same efficiency and productivity gains that we see in manufacturing and production. The product development process is often very wasteful and expensive, complex and multi-faceted, and information does not flow in one direction, but goes back and forward many times. How then, can you apply […]

New Plymouth based Howard Wright wins metal in National Design Awards

New Plymouth based designer and manufacturer Howard Wright Limited has been awarded one of the country’s top design prizes, picking up silver at the national BeST Design Awards – New Zealand designs equivalent to the Oscars. Howard Wright was awarded silver in the non-consumer product design category at this years prestigious awards – which were […]

SEW Great News

Patented innovation for installation & maintenance teams from SEW (say it like BMW). The TorqLOC mounting system is quick, robust, and simple and tolerance forgiving, PLUS has built-in long term cost and labour saving advantages. Innovative connection system for hollow shaft mounted gear units. Great news for installation and maintenance teams is this timely reminder […]

New Zealand’s lift out GARESH

New Zealand’s lift out of recessionary times could be under-way by the end of the year. And manufacturing must play a major part in that economic shift. So too should the nation’s ITO sector if the skill-set amongst our workforce is to provide the expertise needed to boost productivity, and ultimately, export earnings in decades […]

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