‘Exceptional enquiries’ at THE Expo

An early morning convoy of shiny rigs into Mystery Creek Events Centre kicked off the third and final day of the Transport and Heavy Equipment Expo 2013. The crowd arrived early and stayed all day taking in not only THE Expo show but also the additional 80 trucks participating in the spectacular Show ‘n’ Shine. […]

Austech 2013 invites precision engineering firms

Austech 2013, Australia’s precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, is inviting small to medium manufacturing businesses to take part in its new and extended Manufacturers Pavilion. The Pavilion highlights the capabilities of Australia’s precision engineering and advanced manufacturing industry. It provides Australian component manufacturers, precision engineering firms, toolmakers, advanced manufacturers and general engineering companies the […]

Excitement high in food and packaging sectors

  With Foodtech Packtech 2012 almost here, those in the food and packaging sectors are gearing up to show the country just how strong the industry is. Event organiser XPO says that this year’s will be the biggest for some time, and will be a sell-out. Held every two years, Foodtech Packtech is New Zealand’s […]

EMEX 2012 brought success

By Doug Green EMEX 2012 is done and dusted. A successful trade fair which brought buyers together with exhibitors resulting in business being done and enquiries to be followed up over the coming weeks and months. EMEX always seems to come around fast –it’s held every two years – and it is fascinating to see […]

EMEX 2012 off to a good start

By Doug Green Under clear skies, the doors opened and visitors arrived early to the first day of EMEX 2012. Drawn to the latest in manufacturing and engineering equipment, technology and services, visitors found plenty to see from race cars to the latest in machine tools and highly sophisticated computer software. It is well worth […]

Sheetmetal folding machines at EMEX 2012

Variobend AG offers elegant solutions of up and down bending machines and long length folding machines for manufacturers that need to bend sheet metal. Driven by a passion to innovate and bring double bending capability to medium and small manufacturers, the engineers at Variobend developed and patented a unique bending system. This bending technology results […]

EMEX 2012 to showcase the new

Rob Lavender Visitors to EMEX 2012 will not only get hands-on with the latest in engineering, electronics and manufacturing, but also get a glimpse into the future thanks to the presence this year of eight top New Zealand universities. Dr Luke Krieg of AUT says that the universities will show everything from product design to […]

Malaysian trade mission offers opportunities

Sir Ken Stevens is leading the trade mission to Malaysia. The range of business opportunity on offer through a trade mission heading to Malaysia, Sarawak and Brunei in late March represents a rare and important opportunity for exporters, says Sir Ken Stevens. “But time is short to get involved – we need to close registrations […]

Exchange Platform for Energy Experts

Energy efficiency in buildings was the topic of the day for just on 100 participants at the one day conference organised by the New Zealand German Business Association in early November. Experts from Germany were in attendance and took the opportunity to explore expansion opportunities in New Zealand and Australia. The conference, part of the […]

How does New Zealand management measure-up?

Effective management practices are closely related to higher productivity and output in New Zealand manufacturing firms, according to an international comparative study released today. The study of 152 medium and large New Zealand manufacturing firms benchmarks New Zealand management practices against 16 other countries, including Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States, and was led […]