Researchers in New Zealand say they have developed a technique to 3D print “living” and “self-repairing” plastics. The living resin is a 3D printable material which can change its properties after it has been produced, including growing in size and mass and repairing when damaged. Developed by researchers at the University of Auckland, it could … Continue reading Researchers 3D print “living” plastics
Unleashed Software, software as a service provider with products targeted at manufacturers, has announced that Julian Wheeler is the new chief product officer. Unleashed works to enable manufacturers and other businesses to have greater knowledge of their processes, supplies, and sales. The platform integrates with accounting, business, and eCommerce platforms such as Xero, QuickBooks, Shopify, … Continue reading Manufacturing software provider appoints new CPO
A BIS Oxford Economics report highlights the breadth and scale of the leading aerospace company’s growth in this part of the world. Based on 2016 data, Boeing generates nearly $1.3 billion for the Australian economy and supports more than 9,300 direct and indirect jobs through its high-tech operations including advanced manufacturing, defence, research and development, … Continue reading Boeing injected $1.3b to Australian GDP in 2016
The Victorian Government has released a new trade statement to better connect local businesses with overseas markets boost jobs and strengthen Victoria’s economy. This week, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis launched Globally Connected – which includes a range of initiatives to drive trade and investment in Victoria. Globally Connected is Victoria’s first trade statement … Continue reading Globally Connected launched to help Victorian businesses
Cloud services company CrowdStrike has announced the rapid expansion of its Asia Pacific (APAC) operations on the heels of triple-digit bookings growth. The company has established offices and headcount in key markets including Singapore, New Zealand, India and Northern Asia. Increased demand within the APAC region for CrowdStrike Falcon, the first cloud-based endpoint protection platform, continues … Continue reading CrowdStrike expands APAC presence, reports positive 1st half growth in 2017
Airbus is strengthening its presence in New Zealand with the completion of the integration of Blenheim-based SAFE Air into its industrial organisation in the Pacific. The name “New Zealand operations of SAFE Air” has been renamed as Airbus since July 3. SAFE Air was purchased by Airbus from Air New Zealand in 2015 and offers maintenance, repair … Continue reading Airbus strengthens its position in the Pacific region
New Zealand-based pulp, paper and cardboard packaging manufacturer, Oji Fibre Solutions, has expanded its operations into Queensland. The manufacturer has purchased a 24,126 square metre warehouse, plant and office building in Yatala, Queensland. Not yet complete, the company will move into the facility this September. The new facility will expand Oji’s packaging business, according to … Continue reading NZ packaging manufacturer expands into Queensland
Auckland-based Metro Performance Glass has bought Australian Glass Group for $43.1 million.
New Zealand steel fabricator Integrator Maintenance Group has cut jobs, with dumped Chinese steel being blamed.
A new workplace health and training centre has opened in Hamilton New Zealand, the first dedicated location in the region.
There is sadness among workers as Fonterra cuts 30 jobs from its Hamilton packaging facility Canpac. The proposal to outsource the print and press operations were presented in mid-April, with low milk prices and dairy downturn to blame. Union E tu has 21 of its members affected by the cut and national Fonterra advocate Fiona … Continue reading Fonterra axes 30 jobs from Hamilton Canpac plant
New Zealand manufacturing sales volumes fell 0.2 per cent in the three months to June 30, as petroleum, coal, meat and dairy fell.
Glass processor Metro Performance Glass opened a NZD $21.5m ($20m) factory, which it says is the most modern of its type in Australasia, in Auckland yesterday.
Rio Tinto is reportedly again considering the sale of its Pacific Aluminium assets in Australia and New Zealand.
Australia’s economic performance has been cited in explanations of New Zealand’s weakening manufacturing output.
ASX-listed engineering solutions provider Legend Corporation will acquire “selected assets” of System Control Engineering.
Orora has won 14 gold and five highly commended awards at New Zealand’s Pride in Print Awards for 2015.
A New Zealand company has launched a range of textile-based “’sexy’ incontinence knickers”.
Share prices for the New Zealand-based company that hopes to sell the world’s first commercial jetpack have been volatile.
New Zealand’s manufacturing sector continued to grow significantly in December, according to a key index.