Full-strength metal 3D printed parts go mainstream

Tauranga-based Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (RAM3D) is a hi-tech manufacturing company producing full-strength metal 3D printed products. RAM3D is recognised globally as a world-class 3D metals printing facility where production parts and prototypes are easily, efficiently and cost effectively produced. Warwick Downing, the CEO of RAM3D has been involved since 2008 with the decision by BoP […]

Addressing skills shortage vital

Addressing the deepening skills and labour shortage is vital for the incoming Government, says EMA. In the current skills shortage environment, the incoming government needs to have a cohesive strategy for growing the workforce of today and in the future. “Automation and advancements in technology will certainly change the way we work, however we will […]

Productivity and Wages

Productivity and Wages

By Dieter Adam, Chief Executive NZMEA  At the first Leaders’ debate of the 2017 general election, productivity received some discussion, with the Prime Minister dismissing claims that productivity in New Zealand was low by comparison and not showing any signs of improvement.  Following this, there was a number of quality pieces of work on the […]

Export vital for New Zealand’s prosperity

Support for TPP11 and the wider trade agenda by the incoming government is crucial for New Zealand now and in the future, says the EMA. The need to speed up the growth of exporting was one of the key recommendations in the EMA 2017 Election Manifesto. “As a nation we rely heaving on trade for […]

Time to pull our collective heads out of the sand

These observations sit alongside our own, and Statistics New Zealand’s data on exports of elaborately transformed goods, which have been in decline for the past 18 months or so.

Time to pull our collective heads out of the sand

 Yesterday’s release of Treasury’s Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) provides a fairly sobering forecast of our ability to grow wealth in and for New Zealand, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association. NZMEA Chief Executive, Dieter Adam says, “We have to face the reality of our lack of economic development in New Zealand. […]

Got A Trade? Got It Made!: Industry Training Award Winners

The 2017 Got A Trade? Got It Made! Industry Training Awards, held at Parliament last night, showcased inspiring young people driven to make a big difference in their industry. Fifty of New Zealand’s best and brightest young trainees and apprentices gathered in Wellington to rub shoulders and receive honours at this year’s awards. “These incredibly […]

Laser delivers quality and productivity

  The challenge of achieving the highest quality codes on ultra-fast packing lines with difficult-to-mark substrates in markets such as beverage, food, personal care, automotive and extrusions is being met with the launch of a new laser marking solution.  The Linx CSL60 laser offers a major technological breakthrough, combining a powerful processor and 60W laser […]

BusinessNZ’s Election Manifesto

BusinessNZ’s Election Manifesto

Based on a survey of employers throughout New Zealand, the Manifesto outlines seven priorities that business would like to see enacted after the 2017 General Election. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said businesses want a Government that will reduce taxes, fix problem legislation, and boost growth in the regions. “Business wants to see a tax […]

Metals Industry Conference, Christchurch, September

To be held in the Addington Raceway & Events Centre in Christchurch on the 15th of September, the Metals Industry Conference and Industry Awards Gala Dinner, organised by industry advocacy association Metals New Zealand, are a reason for networking, celebrating and learning. Various streams by industry associations HERA, SCNZ, MRM, NASH and NZSSDA will run […]

A question of change

NZMEA wants all parties to put forward their vision for creating a more prosperous and high-value economy, with manufacturing playing a key role.

In August issue of NZ Manufacturer we have included comments and wish lists from business leaders as to what they would like to see from the next elected government. NZMEA wants all parties to put forward their vision for creating a more prosperous and high-value economy, with manufacturing playing a key role. BusinessNZ wants a […]