Beyond meat? The market for meat substitutes is way overdone

By 2030, according to projections published by the Food and Agriculture Organisation in 2018, meat will increase by 80% in low and middle incomes, under a business-as-usual scenario. By 2050, it will increase more than 200%.

Beyond meat? The market for meat substitutes is way overdone

Paul Wood AO Adjunct Professor in Biotechnology, Monash University Meatless burger maker Beyond Meat has just reported quarterly earnings of US$67.3 million – much better than market expectations of US$52.7 million. It is now forecasting sales of US$240 million for the 2019 year, nearly three times that of 2018. But the company is yet to make […]

Smooth transition key to successful vocational education reform

The key challenge for the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology will be to lift the quality and access of vocational training across New Zealand.

Smooth transition key to successful vocational education reform

The reform of vocational education will need to be carefully managed to ensure there continues to be a skills pipeline for industry, BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says. The changes to vocational training – the creation of a New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, establishment of Workforce Development Councils and a longer term work […]

How highly productive traditional industries can lead the wellbeing charge

Treasury’s Living Standards Framework (LSF) encompasses the ‘four capitals’ – natural, human, social, and financial/physical – which affect our wellbeing as a nation and as a citizenry.

How highly productive traditional industries can lead the wellbeing charge

Comment from: -Dr Troy Coyle, CEO, HERA -Dr Ganesh Nana, chief economist, BERL New Zealand is currently under the leadership of a coalition Government with a staunch focus on wellbeing, and business and industry need to understand how this focus changes the way they should assess their bottom line and their general contribution to the […]

Market demand enables tech drive expansion

One of the drivers behind the expansion was to help SEW-Eurodrive grow the service and repair business within New Zealand by having a dedicated service centre that caters and delivers to their customers’ requirements.

Market demand enables tech drive expansion

SEW-Eurodrive, a global market leader in drive technology, the technology of transforming energy into motion, recently expanded its services and product range in New Zealand with the opening of its new purpose-built Service Centre and Warehouse at Nandina Avenue, East Tamaki, adjacent to their existing premises. An owner-operated international company formed in 1931 with a footprint […]

A story of transformation

Using their Cosmoline software product, Facteon takes data generated from a production line and turns it into easily read and accessible information, enabling people to form business decisions.

A story of transformation

A long-standing East Tamaki business, Facteon is a world leader in planning and building intelligent factories for the internet age. The genesis Facteon’s story begins 40 years ago as the internal engineering divisional capability of Fisher & Paykel Appliances. At the time, New Zealand and manufacturing in general were in a very different place. Fisher […]

Bringing graphene and new materials to market

‎ Careful planning is essential in the phase when research and commercialisation start to overlap. Particularly due to the sharp contrast between the languages that are used in academia and industry.

Bringing graphene and new materials to market

Remember the computer triode? Unless you’re an early-tech enthusiast, it’s unlikely. Used as switches in the first electronic computers, these vacuum tubes consumed a great deal of power. They were unreliable and upon the invention of silicon chips, were quickly replaced.  A new material has the potential to shift entire industries. Here, Kari Hjelt, Head […]

Editorial July issue NZM: Be creative, don’t rely on technology

If you own or work for one of the high-flying tech businesses in our world then you need to check   if you are using the technology properly or indeed actually doing any thing with it. Making things that is!

Editorial July issue NZM: Be creative, don’t rely on technology

-Doug Green, Publisher. I am sure you know this and are still working out what you can do without – on a company and personal level. Simply, if we are doing well it is from the creative efforts emanating from our minds not from a robot or piece of technology. If we have four good […]

Market demand enables tech drive expansion

SEW-Eurodrive entered the New Zealand market in 1988 and purchased a building in East Tamaki. In 1996, the neighbouring section was purchased, and a new building was constructed specifically for their needs with the original being leased.

Market demand enables tech drive expansion

SEW-Eurodrive, a global market leader in drive technology, the technology of transforming energy into motion, recently expanded its services and product range in New Zealand with the opening of its new purpose-built Service Centre and Warehouse at Nandina Avenue, East Tamaki, adjacent to their existing premises. An owner-operated international company formed in 1931 with a footprint […]

Sistema Plastics committed to reducing its carbon footprint

“We’d love to encourage other main players in the manufacturing industry to do the same,” he says.

Sistema Plastics committed to reducing its carbon footprint

Sistema Plastics Ltd has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by achieving Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS®) certification. CEMARS certification is a recognised greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and reduction scheme administered by Enviro-Mark Solutions (a subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research). It is the first of a two-step process towards achieving […]

Multi-Million dollar development boosts Auckland economy

The logistical considerations of the project have also meant much of the work is being done in off-peak hours.

Multi-Million dollar development boosts Auckland economy

A multi-million dollar retail development has provided a significant boost to the local economy with suppliers running 24 hour shifts to manufacture materials for its construction. Furniture and homewares retailer Nido, will cover a 31,000 sqm area in West Auckland, significantly larger than any other store in the country. Managing director Vinod Kumar says the […]

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