D&H Steel – manufacturing in the construction game

The company is now even more firmly focused on its apprenticeship training programme and upskilling local people.

D&H Steel – manufacturing in the construction game

-by Lisa van Beurden D&H Steel Construction is an Auckland-based structural steel contractor with its fingerprints over many of the largest structural steel projects nationwide. For almost 50 years it has led innovation in the steel industry, from being an early adopter of welded beams and on-the-ground erection techniques to, more recently, driving quality management […]

Waste: The Enemy of World Class

With the unemployment rate climbing, mostly through cuts in the tourism and hospitality industries, surely there would be enough people crying out for any employment opportunity they could get?

Waste: The Enemy of World Class

-Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group Limited Most practitioners of continuous improvement and “lean” thinking will explain the approach to world class as making value flow by eliminating waste and continuously improving processes, practices and systems to support this value. Over the last few months, we’ve been made aware of the impending crisis in the […]

EcoStruxure solution meets Mataura Valley Milk’s requirements

We’re able to track and trace every ingredient on its journey from the farm and through the facility. This track-and-trace approach provides complete transparency and trust for our suppliers and customers.

EcoStruxure solution meets Mataura Valley Milk’s requirements

Building the world’s best nutritional business is the ambitious goal that New Zealand dairy company Mataura Valley Milk set out to achieve in August 2016. Now the company’s milk production plant is an impressive accomplishment that comfortably justifies its early ambition. Mataura Valley Milk is now benchmarking innovation and performance for other milk plants. Situated […]

Circular Economy Awards launched in Australia & New Zealand

Dr Kar Mei Tang, NSW Circular, said, “If the whole of Sydney Harbour were a landfill, we would fill it before 2040. Many of our landfills across the country will also be at capacity in that time.

Circular Economy Awards launched in Australia & New Zealand

A new awards program, The Circle Awards, will celebrate and unite the businesses, organisations, projects and people shaping the circular economy in Australia and New Zealand. Established by The World’s Most Rubbish (TWMR) in partnership with NSW Circular, The Bravery, and Urban List, The Circle Awards aims to spotlight products and services adopting circular practices […]

Revamped 2021 Diversity Awards NZ open for entries

In addition, there will be an Impact Award open to private sector and charitable organisations whose core business it is to facilitate the provision of more equitable workplace opportunities.

Revamped 2021 Diversity Awards NZ open for entries

Significant changes to the Diversity Awards NZ for 2021 recognise the increasing maturity in workplace diversity and inclusion programmes in Aotearoa. Entries are now open for this year’s awards and Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Maretha Smit says the programme has a new format and new categories. “Over the past three decades, the conversation […]

Digital Boost is just that

Digital Boost is free for any registered business to sign up www.digitalboost.co.nz. It is a self-paced learning journey, with no assessments, daily Q&A sessions, regular fireside chats and access to support people.

Digital Boost is just that

Manufacturing in the digital age The manufacturing industry is not often associated with social media, digital marketing or website development. With the introduction of the government’s free Digital Boost online learning tool, we caught up with a small Kiwi manufacturing business that is bucking this trend.  Haumoana, Hawkes Bay based Raw Concrete Design says that […]

Can you spend your way to world class?

We must then run extra shifts, and other expensive band-aid fixes, to meet customer demands. The cost of all these impacts far outweighs the cost of doing it right the first time!

Can you spend your way to world class?

-Ian Walsh, Managing Director, Intent Group Limited I was recently reflecting on a discussion with a company that, like a few at the moment, has seen rapid growth due to increased demand for their products. They reviewed their ability to meet this demand and concluded they need to expand their facilities. This makes sense – […]

Food and beverage led economic recovery highlights the importance of Foodtech Packtech show in 2021

At no other time has an event like this been so important to the progression and profitability of the sector.

Food and beverage led economic recovery highlights the importance of Foodtech Packtech show in 2021

Locally and globally the environment, freight, food safety, traceability and security are becoming increasingly relevant to consumers and governments. As people ask where their food came from, food and beverage manufacturers need support and expertise to ensure that they meet the demands of buyers and legislators alike. It is times of intense change where a […]

High demand and growth puts pressure on manufacturing sector

“The difficulties the manufacturing sector is experiencing creates a barrier for our economic recovery. This is another reason why the Government and the whole community should be doing all it can to support this sector,” Helen Down said.

High demand and growth puts pressure on manufacturing sector

The beginning of 2021 is proving a headache for the manufacturing sector and it could be some time before the pain relief kicks in. The cost of sourcing materials, increased demand, and supply issues are some of the areas industry is grappling with, according to Helen Down, Chief Executive of the Hutt Valley Chamber of […]

We’re big coal users

We even had a climate – change emergency in December last year with coal imports 41 percent higher than in December 2019.

We’re big coal users

-Editorial, March issue NZ Manufacturer Its common to sling the mud at Australia about its coal mines, reliance on coal and exports to South Asia nations. But it’s something else to realise that New Zealand has been importing coal at levels not seen in 14 years. million tonnes were imported into New Zealand last year, […]