Gold Coast trade soars in NZ

“That’s the best advice I could ever give anyone entering the market – work on word of mouth. It just takes care of your marketing for you at no cost.”

Gold Coast trade soars in NZ

A unique bond between New Zealand and Australia’s Gold Coast is flourishing as demand for trans-Tasman trade builds on the back of the quarantine-free travel bubble.  Capitalising on this relationship are local Gold Coast businesses accelerating the city’s economic recovery. In 2019-20, Gold Coast exported $4.88 billion in products and services internationally, led by the […]

A manufacturing first: how the pandemic has paved the way to a flexible work model

For those in manufacturing roles, it could mean equipping and broadening skillsets to enable greater independence to tackle and anticipate issues. 

A manufacturing first: how the pandemic has paved the way to a flexible work model

  By Kevin Piccione, President, Sealed Air Asia Pacific Flexible working is here to stay, and it doesn’t discriminate by industry. In fact, recent research by Microsoft estimates that, across a range of industries in APAC, 73 percent of workers want flexible remote work options to continue, while  67 percent are craving more in-person time with […]

Transforming plant maintenance with laser cleaning

There is no blast media or chemical residue to contend with. The vaporised contaminants are simply captured by a vacuum system alongside the laser head.  This makes it a particularly useful for surface cleaning of plant and equipment where cleanliness is key. 

Transforming plant maintenance with laser cleaning

If you have seen clips of lasers removing rust on YouTube you probably found them quite compelling to watch – it’s almost hard to believe. Read on as we de-mystify laser cleaning technology and give you a sense of where it can be a helpful option for plant maintenance. Portable lasers have only recently become […]

Hey Yabble announced at Techweek 2021

The Yabble team used their deep research domain expertise to create this new transformational market research insights product. 

Hey Yabble announced at Techweek 2021

Hey Yabble is an artificial intelligence-powered super engine, revolutionising the speed and efficiency by which data is transformed into rich insightful knowledge. Comprised of cutting edge AI tools and algorithms, the New Zealand-made market research insights product allows businesses to save hours in data analysis, dramatically improving productivity and allowing them to use their data […]

Where are our world class companies?

When you consider how much of the New Zealand economy is built on exports, these numbers should be seen as unacceptable.

Where are our world class companies?

-Ian Walsh Some of you may have read the NZ Productivity Commission’s report into frontier firms (the top 10% most productive firms in New Zealand) and compared our productivity to other Small  Advanced Economies (SAEs) such as Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden. This is great research with various studies and benchmarks, and I […]

Information management will unlock the digital revolution in manufacturing

Advanced technologies allow for a more agile workforce however, they can only succeed when there is a proper foundation, which is an effective information management (IM) solution.

Information management will unlock the digital revolution in manufacturing

George Harb, Regional Vice President APAC – Business Ecosystems During the pandemic, many industries quickly realised they weren’t as prepared for digitalisation as they thought. The manufacturing industry was no exception; the rapid shift to remote work was a challenge as the necessary digital infrastructure was not in place for many organisations. This impacted the […]

Kemppi Australia’s Art of Welding Competition is on again

The competition will run until Thursday 30th September and is open to anyone in Australia and New Zealand over the age of 18.

Kemppi Australia’s Art of Welding Competition is on again

Kemppi Australia has launched its Art of Welding Competition for 2021. The competition showcases “welding art” which can take the form of a welded sculpture, pattern design, a motif or an object. The welding process involved to create the art piece can be manual or use more advanced techniques such as robotics, lasers or friction […]

HERA sets the scene for heavy engineering’s future with digital ‘Home for the tribe’ and Fab4.0lab

Fab4.0Lab is part of the HERA Industry 4.0 Roadmap.

HERA sets the scene for heavy engineering’s future with digital ‘Home for the tribe’ and Fab4.0lab

Heavy engineering research association HERA is at the forefront of the innovation march in an era of change. At its AGM on 19 May, HERA announced key initiatives designed to propel the industry forward as members focus on support for digital capability, transformation and innovation: the MetalMind app and the Fab4.0Lab for testing, implementation and […]

Hoop talks to NZ Manufacturer

A large portion of our clients are fully reliant on offshore supply chain and as such, a lot of our forecasted work for the first quarter in 2021 had been postponed due to shipping issues.

Hoop talks to NZ Manufacturer

Chris Hood, Director, Hoop Ltd.. How long have you been in business? We’ve been operating since 2004 and are one of the only third party agencies in New Zealand that brings promotional activity to life. We’re also the largest POS logistics provider to the FMCG industry. We started Hoop because we realised that nobody was […]

Nanofibre manufacturer rebrands on back of expansion  

An increasing number of industries are embracing what nanofibre can do to make products better and stronger, to maximise performance, and establish that competitive advantage.

Nanofibre manufacturer rebrands on back of expansion  

Leading New Zealand nanofibre manufacturer, Revolution Fibres, has rebranded to NanoLayr to reflect its transformation into a Deep Tech Manufacturer and a global leader in high-performance functional textiles. Founded in 2009, the Auckland-based company proved itself as a pioneer of advanced nanofibre technology using its proprietary sonic electrospinning process to manufacture nanofibre products, including filter […]

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