General workplace safety primer

By Craig Carlyle, Maintenance Transformations When dealing with health and safety in the workplace, the biggest hurdle is the confusion about the requirements. It sounds hard so it must be hard. Uninformed gossip and “I’ve got a mate who…” comments don’t help the conversation when trying to ease business operators out of entrenched positions. Let’sContinue reading “General workplace safety primer”

Support for manufacturing – considerations for the incoming Government

By Troy Coyle, CEO, HERA Making up around 10% of GDP, employing about 250,000 people across the country and investing 9% ($753 million) of the country’s expenditure into R&D (Stats NZ), the manufacturing industry clearly is not just about producing steel and other products. It’s about innovation, job creation, and economic growth. Yet as theContinue reading “Support for manufacturing – considerations for the incoming Government”

Watercare’s Central Interceptor tunnel project reaches halfway mark

Watercare’s Hiwa-i-te-Rangi giant tunnel boring machine (TBM) has) broken through into a shaft in May Road, Mount Roskill marking the halfway point of her 14.7 kilometre journey to central Auckland as she creates the Central Interceptor tunnel.   There were loud cheers from assembled construction crews as the more than five metre diameter cutterhead groundContinue reading “Watercare’s Central Interceptor tunnel project reaches halfway mark”

Academy empowers robotics field

Since 2016 Universal Robots, described as the world’s leading collaborative robot company, has offered robotics training to customers with a keen interest in collaborative robots (cobots). And now, after having grown increasingly popular in the past years and with 119 onsite training centres across the globe, more than 200,000 robotics enthusiasts have joined the UniversalContinue reading “Academy empowers robotics field”

Callaghan Innovation launches counselling service for startup founders

Callaghan Innovation has launched a counselling service to support founders whose mental health is suffering due to the significant pressures associated with establishing and growing a startup. Plans for the service were announced at the Electrify Aotearoa conference on 1 August at the same time as the organisation launched a guidance and resolution service forContinue reading “Callaghan Innovation launches counselling service for startup founders”

We do it our way: Kiwi engineering firms loving the office

A new and detailed survey of New Zealand office occupiers by CBRE New Zealand has proven that that the engineering sector’s love of the office is still very much alive and well.  CBRE’s New Zealand Office Occupier Sentiment Survey 2023 Hybrid Working In The New Zealand Workplace also shows that not only is the officeContinue reading “We do it our way: Kiwi engineering firms loving the office”

Honorary engineering doctorate for Bruce McLaren

Bruce McLaren, Kiwi motorsport legend and founder of the renowned racing and supercar company that still bears his name, has been recognised with a posthumous honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Auckland. This comes as McLaren marks 60 years since he founded the company. The late engineer, innovator and racing driver wasContinue reading “Honorary engineering doctorate for Bruce McLaren”

Moddex continues to challenge the norm

There are many companies that seem satisfied to spend the course of their history, from the day they open their doors to the moment they are wound up, without making any particular change to the product or service they offer. Then there are the “disrupters”; firms imaginative enough to look for the gaps in theContinue reading “Moddex continues to challenge the norm”

Elgi offers world-class warranty programmes in NZ

Elgi Equipments, described as one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, recently launched what it describes a world-class 5-year warranty programme for its Airmate EGRD series of non-cyclic refrigerated dryers in New Zealand. Renowned for having some of the most extensive standard warranty programmes in the industry across its oil-lubricated and oil-free screw airContinue reading “Elgi offers world-class warranty programmes in NZ”

ATNZ’s training initiatives ignite spark to address welder shortage

ATNZ is taking strides to address the acute shortage of skilled welders in New Zealand. “The lack of skilled labour is causing problems across the engineering and manufacturing sectors with the latest data from the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) reporting that 72% of welding sector employers have personally had trouble employing experienced welders,” saysContinue reading “ATNZ’s training initiatives ignite spark to address welder shortage”