Connection Technologies Limited – looking forward to the next 20 years

Connection Technologies has a singular focus, to offer the most cost effective and reliable connector solution to match the customers’ demands within their business.

Connection Technologies Limited – looking forward to the next 20 years

The founder of Connection Technologies, Lewis Woodward, started the business in December 1999.   The aim then and still now is to work with the customer and assist them in achieving their goal. “I knew that without a successful customer, I was going nowhere”. 20 years ago, business conditions were different to what they are today. […]

Young women encouraged to engineer a career

WiE Can gives 60 female Year 13 students from high schools across New Zealand the opportunity to find out more about engineering by attending a series of hands-on workshops.

Young women encouraged to engineer a career

Being a young woman in a male-dominated field hasn’t stopped Bella Franks carving out a successful international career as an engineer. Recently, she spoke about her experiences to a group of female students keen to follow in her footsteps. Bella was one of four guest speakers at the Women in Engineering Canterbury (WiE Can) event […]

Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from toxic acid waste

Zincovery aims to offer an innovative recycling service for acid waste at a lower cost than what businesses would pay to dispose of it.

Recycling breakthrough set to save environment from toxic acid waste

An industrial prototype to recycle acid waste from Christchurch’s galvanised steel industries is just the beginning for researchers at the University of Canterbury who have a global vision for their eco innovation. Called Zincovery, their exciting project is a finalist for Callaghan Innovation’s prestigious C-Prize. Zincovery is the brainchild of UC Associate Professor of Engineering […]

New trade deal will boost NZ tech companies

New trade deal will boost NZ tech companies

The New Zealand, Singapore and Chile digital economy partnership deal will significantly help Kiwi companies grow their digital trade, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Digital trade is growing rapidly in New Zealand and worldwide, Muller says. “Technology is the fastest growing sector in New Zealand and digital trade is especially important for the New […]

Factories no longer the sure route to prosperity.

Trade matters in this story because in most developing countries, internationally tradable sectors are typically much more productive than the rest of the economy.

Factories no longer the sure route to prosperity.

Countries once grew rich through manufacturing – but today there is more than one way to effect structural transformation. Think about countries growing out of poverty and you probably picture something like this: underemployed workers leaving inefficient farms for factories that make textiles and clothing for domestic and export markets. Over time, this shift raises […]

5G is about to change the world in ways we can’t even imagine yet

This new connectivity will include factories and facilities away from cities where remoteness and physical complexity hamper wireless connections.

5G is about to change the world in ways we can’t even imagine yet

   Blue sky thinking: We don’t yet know what wave of change 5G will create. 5G networks were rolled out in 2019 and will expand rapidly in 2020. 5G will connect everything and everyone. 5G will underpin remote surgery, self-driving cars – and movies you can download in seconds. We live in a time when words meant […]

Could you build our base in Antarctica?

The redevelopment of Scott Base is the largest project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand.

Could you build our base in Antarctica?

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a job interview with a difference: the selection process involves a trip to Antarctica. “This is no junket though”, says Senior Project Manager Simon Shelton. “We understand that very few people have been to Antarctica so we […]

Clean, high-tech: this is the factory of the future

Printing in 3D offers vast potential for new product designs and functional capabilities, as well as allowing for more customisation.

Clean, high-tech: this is the factory of the future

Factories have long held a place in the popular imagination, not just as sources of employment and community prosperity, but also as hectic, noisy, grimy and polluting facilities, where thousands of people are employed in largely low-skilled line positions. Today’s factories are changing. Breathtaking advances in technology, automation and globalisation are transforming how and where […]

Lessons in mass production

Lessons in mass production

Socrates and his student, Plato, are a perfect example of how good leaders are shaped by observant students. Here, Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for food and beverage at ABB, explains what can be learned from global manufacturing leaders such as China. China, a leader in mass production, has firm plans to build upon its […]

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