Schneider Electric partners with Nozomi Networks to secure and protect critical infrastructure

Schneider Electric partners with Nozomi Networks to secure and protect critical infrastructure

Schneider Electric has signed a global partnership agreement with Nozomi Networks, the leader in industrial cybersecurity and operational visibility. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will collaborate with Nozomi to provide customers in the industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure segments advanced anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment and other cybersecurity solutions and services, helping them […]

Capital gains tax disappointing for business

"This could disadvantage New Zealanders owning shares in New Zealand and create inconsistencies around overall taxation on investment." Ms Watson says a capital gains tax would be unlikely to achieve the desired outcome for business.

Capital gains tax disappointing for business

Key areas of the Tax Working Group Final Report released today were disappointing, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. One of the most important and contentious elements of The Report, aimed at addressing the structure, fairness and balance of the New Zealand tax system, was around capital gains tax. Ms Watson […]

How much do robots affect jobs and productivity?

Industrial robots dramatically increase the scope for replacing human labour compared to older types of machines, since they reduce the need for human intervention in automated processes.

How much do robots affect jobs and productivity?

Robots’ capacity for autonomous movement and their ability to perform an expanding set of tasks have captured writers’ imaginations for almost a century. Recently robots have emerged from the pages of science fiction novels into the real world, and discussions of their possible economic effects have become ubiquitous (see e.g. The Economist 2014, Brynjolfsson and […]

Putting you in control of difficult materials 

Putting you in control of difficult materials 

Dormer Pramet has launched several high-performance grades for milling hard materials and for precision thread turning.    The new milling grades – M4303 and M4310 – provide durability and reliability in semi-finishing and finishing applications. Each is designed for high speed milling for the die and mold segment, offering consistent wear and longer tool life. […]

Demand for higher quality parts and products to drive generative design

Additive will drive both generative design and topology optimisation as it provides greater build freedom to fulfill a wider variety of designs.

Demand for higher quality parts and products to drive generative design

Generative design enables the design of lighter, cheaper components while maintaining strength and solidity, ultimately creating a higher quality product. For that reason, the adoption of generative design software is taking off in aerospace and  defence, automotive, footwear and clothing, furniture, industrial machines, and oil and gas industries and leading to an uptick in engineering […]

Plastic packaging re-think needed

“There needs to be a wider approach, for example, problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging needs to be identified and eliminated from our supply chains. Reuse models need to be adopted and scaled as an alternative to single-use plastics.”

Plastic packaging re-think needed

The first-ever study on NZ’s entire plastic packaging system highlights how even radically improved recycling will not solve all its problems. New Zealanders need to rethink the way we make, use and dispose of plastic packaging.  It highlights how everyone has a role to play and no one entity can solve the issues associated with […]

Historian berates billionaires at Davos over tax avoidance

 A member of the audience, former Yahoo chief financial officer Ken Goldman, challenged his comments and said it was a “one-sided panel”. He argued the fiscal settings across the global economy had been successful and had created record employment.

Historian berates billionaires at Davos over tax avoidance

Rutger Bregman tells panel that the real issue is the rich not paying their fair share Martin Farrer This is not rocket science’: Rutger Bregman tells Davos to talk about tax – video A discussion panel at the Davos World Economic Forum has become a sensation after a Dutch historian took billionaires to task for not paying […]

Engineer and business leader awarded Honorary Doctorate

His engineering career has spanned more than 40 years, during which time he was instrumental the transformation of New Zealand’s business and export engineering service.

Engineer and business leader awarded Honorary Doctorate

Visionary business leader and engineer, Dr Ian Parton, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Auckland. Dr Parton studied at the University of Auckland’s School of Engineering its Ardmore days, graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1969 and a PhD in 1972, both in Civil Engineering. His engineering career […]

Manufacturing – A year in review

Looking at across sub-sectors, including the meat and dairy, manufacturing has seen a fairly steady but modest level of growth from September 2013 to now – averaging around 2% real (inflation-adjusted) growth per year.

Manufacturing – A year in review

-Dieter Adam, Chief Executive, The Manufacturers’ Network It is the time again to look back on the year that was – how did our manufacturing sector do, and what were the major developments that impacted our sector in another year of political change, both in New Zealand and around the world? Internationally, issues around trade […]

New managing director appointed at Hamilton engineering firm

He says the there is a high level of expertise at the company. “We know that clients trust our ability to design innovative, safe and hygienic systems that are tailored to client and plant requirements. I’m proud of the knowledge, skills, experience and integrity at PDV,” says Mr O’Connor.

New managing director appointed at Hamilton engineering firm

Long-time engineering manager Gerard O’Connor has been named as the new managing director (MD) of leading Hamilton-based global process and chemical engineering firm PDV Consultants. Mr O’Connor has been with the firm for the best part of 22 years and is well-regarded by colleagues, industry peers and clients. “I’m very excited and honoured,” says Mr […]

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