Local manufacturing business opens to keep work in NZ

Avid, a new engineering/manufacturing company in Katikati, opened its doors for the first time recently offering innovators, inventors and businesses the opportunity to take their new ideas and concepts and bring them to life. With local tool design, precision toolmaking and product manufacture all catered for in their newly appointed premises on Sheffield Street.

“Offering our clients an unrivalled service that reduces the time, cost and stresses of taking a product from concept to market, is what we do. By simplifying the process from start to finish, whilst retaining both cost and production efficiencies, we can create products with the highest degree of quality, form & function,” says Avid general manager and co-founder Chris Ebner.

Having specialists in product design, prototyping, plastic injection moulding, toolmaking and precision CNC machining, Avid’s dedicated team is well equipped to take on a large range of projects using the latest in design software, 3D printers, injection moulding machines and CNC machines all housed in a purpose built facility in the Bay of Plenty.

“With our state-of-the-art tool room housing the latest in both CNC and plastic injection moulding technologies we can cater to a wide range of industries – whether it be high precision, low tolerance medical devices or larger robust components for the transport and building industries, we have the ability and resources to tackle it all,” Ebner says.

“Because a lot of our machining work is done unattended with such high precision there is very little manual labour meaning we can compete internationally with the likes of China, who tend to excel because of their cheap semi-skilled labour. As a result, we are manufacturing higher quality products, locally, which brings big benefits to New Zealand companies,” Ebner says.

Avid‘s tool room had been fully operational for the last eight years working as a research and development arm of the Katikati company, Rhondium. When Rhondium no longer needed a full-time research and development team, Avid jumped at the opportunity, setting up as a separate entity with new management and employee buy-in whilst utilizing the expertise and resources of a well-established business.

Avid is interested to speak to anyone, in any industry nationwide who may find value in their services. Whether it be taking a product from concept through to production, or solely contract manufacturing, reach out today and discuss your project with our friendly team to explore the possibilities that await.