The theme for World Green Building Week 2021 was ‘Building Resilience’ and local structural steel contractor Red Steel has a story of resilience to tell that stretches back 90 years, to the Napier earthquake of 1931.
We already know steel can be endlessly reused, helping to play a part in New Zealand achieving its climate change goals. Every year billions of dollars are spent worldwide on steel research and development. It’s no surprise then, that new technologies that are further helping the steel industry in the fight towards sustainability are presenting themselves.
Igus develops P4HD rol e-chain with wear-resistant materials, quickly replaceable side parts and smart monitoring.
Lockdown and quarantining have placed significant challenges on the materials handling industry, with social distancing requirements, heightened demand on supply chains, and a reduction in labour, to name a few. NZEN spoke with a key industry player to see how they are working with these changes, and how they can help others.
Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has launched its own V-Force branded solutions for customers seeking to improve battery electric forklift performance by using lithium-ion technology.
Chief executive at HERA Troy Coyle says that this is something that should be decided depending on the design of a building, and after looking at all of the facts.
The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to our side of the world.
While engineering plastics are different to those that consumers are increasingly aiming to cut back on, the industry is still determined to play its part in ensuring a greener future for New Zealand.
One of New Zealand’s fastest growing metal recyclers, Phoenix Metal Recyclers, has boosted its expansion phase by acquiring the North Island operations of established industry player Metalman.
Described as a world crane service leader, Konecranes is introducing a new app to increase efficiency, optimise safety, and digitise Daily Inspections.