CGT decision strengthens confidence in tax system

CGT decision strengthens confidence in tax system

BusinessNZ has congratulated the Government for its decision not to proceed with a capital gains tax. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the proposed tax would have hit businesses hard, reducing funds available for investment and job growth and increasing their compliance burden. “Our members have been very clear that they did not see the justification […]

Skills needed to remain competitive

Skills needed to remain competitive

-Doug Green, Publisher Every now and again we step outside the square and have a good, long look at what we are doing. So it should be with manufacturing. Specifically, to enhance the awareness of just what it is the modern New Zealand manufacturer does. Part of that, of course, is to recognise the contribution […]

Synlait embarks on business transformation for growth and diversification

Synlait embarks on business transformation for growth and diversification

Synlait has chosen Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage to support its  supply chain and manufacturing operations and growth as part of a five-year business transformation plan. The goal is to modernise and streamline operations for the integrated dairy business, one with over 150,000 metric tonnes of annual sales volumes across domestic and international markets including […]

Safe and sound – Is your smart factory secure?

Safe and sound – Is your smart factory secure?

Alarms, cameras, locks and fences are all commonly recommended to keep burglars out of homes. Obtaining clear guidance for securing your smart factory isn’t quite as easy to come by. Here Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial equipment supplier, EU Automation, discusses smart factory security and what manufacturers should consider when protecting their facility. […]

Pure Bottling now BRC Certified

Pure Bottling now BRC Certified

Pure Bottling New Zealand from Tauranga has recently added the Global Quality Standard of BRC (British Retail Consortium) to its list of Certifications. This puts Pure Bottling in the unique position of being the only BRC Certified Contract Beverage Packer in New Zealand outside of the wineries.  “Gaining a Globally recognised Food Safety benchmark like […]

Australia and New Zealand receive standardisation for oral fluid drug testing

Australia and New Zealand receive standardisation for oral fluid drug testing

Standard adds process and technology guidelines for workplace testing  The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) welcomes the new standards for oral fluid testing processes and technologies.  TDDA has long believed that oral fluid testing technology and processes required reviewing and to become a joint Australian and New Zealand standard. The AS/NZS 4760:2019 (CH-039 Detection of Drugs […]

Government education reform consultation inadequate

Government education reform consultation inadequate

With the closure of the six week vocational education sector consultation period, a key industry leader has called the process inadequate with dire consequences for the economy. The Government’s proposed changes include the replacement of regional polytechnics with a new, national tertiary training organisation – the NZ Institute of Skills and Technology. The responsibility for […]

Small company wins design award for a rubbish idea

Small company wins design award for a rubbish idea

Hideaways Bins is the winner of a prestigious international Red Dot design award for its innovative kitchen bin design. Their winning product, called Concelo, is a kitchen waste bin designed to overcome common issues – including grime and odours – associated with the most-used but least-thought-about kitchen appliance. The New Zealand-designed and manufactured Concelo bin […]

New Engineering New Zealand President to focus on diversity

New Engineering New Zealand President to focus on diversity

Engineering New Zealand’s new President Ben Holland says diversity and inclusion will be a strong theme of his tenure. A Wellington-based civil engineer who is Head of Commercial and Major Projects Governance at WSP Opus, Ben says he is determined to make the engineering profession more welcoming and accepting of all people. He is a […]

Transforming the manufacturing industry with Internet-of-Things

Ultimately, the right investments in IoT will enable businesses to tap into the potential of digital transformation that awaits.

Transforming the manufacturing industry with Internet-of-Things

By Mike Russell COO Central Innovation In a highly competitive global marketplace, businesses are searching for and adopting revolutionary technology and processes to stay relevant. According to the latest IDC Worldwide semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide[1], New Zealand shares the second highest position with Australia in APAC region when it comes to the IoT […]

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