Latest fine shows toy suppliers must check product safety

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is reminding toy suppliers that their products must comply with the mandatory standard for toys, following the conviction of a toy importer for selling a baby rattle which did not comply. Read more »

Steel & Tube interim CEO Mark Malpass takes top job

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube interim chief executive Mark Malpass has been appointed to the top permanently, a day before the steel products maker reports first-half earnings. Read more »

Here Comes Something NIU

Press Release – NIU Scooters

NIU, the #1 Smart Electric Scooter brand in the world, reports today it has recorded over 850 million kilometers driven on its 300,000+ scooters around the world, more than ten times larger than its closest competitor. Read more »

NZ Food Safety Company Reducing Foodborne Illness in the U.S

Press Release – Eagle Protect

A New Zealand company servicing local industries for 11 years is making inroads into the massive U.S. market for the supply of food safety disposable gloves and clothing. There are over 3,000 reported deaths and 48 million reported illnesses in the U.S. … Read more »

F&P Healthcare’s long-standing CFO Tony Barclay to retire

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s long-serving chief financial officer Tony Barclay will retire from the medical device maker at the end of May. Read more »

Workers gutted as ABCorp confirms trans-Tasman move

Press Release – E tu Union

E t is extremely disappointed with the confirmation today that the plastic card manufacturer, ABCorp is to close its Christchurch plant. Read more »

Stellar Line Up for Low Emissions Conference

Press Release – Energy Management Association

The Energy Management Association of New Zealand today revealed its first release of speaker details for its landmark conference in Auckland in May. Read more »

Extended judging panel for 2018 NZ Food Producer Awards

Press Release – Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards is delighted to announce an extended judging panel for its second annual awards. Following the 2017 inaugural awards, the organisers are calling for more entries for this year. Entries close on Friday 2 March 2018, … Read more »

New mānuka definition boosts sampling demand for Analytica

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed HRL Holdings says the new regulatory regime defining mnuka honey has stoked short-term demand for its recently acquired Analytica Laboratories division. Read more »

Statement released for Rhone/Fluidra merger

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Rhone Capital LLCs (Rhone) proposed acquisition of Fluidra S.A. (Fluidra). Read more »

BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufactoring Index

Press Release – Business New Zealand

Uncertain times New Zealand’s level of manufacturing expansion rose in January after experiencing lower expansion for the previous month, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for January … Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity lifts in January

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity lifted in January although fewer positive comments from businesses point to ongoing caution. Read more »

NZ a Global Player in Alternative Protein Market

Press Release – The Alternative Meat Co

Eco conscious millennial consumers are reshaping demand for alternative sources of protein according to the countrys largest manufacturer of vegetarian foods. Read more »

Cavalier boosts first-half profit from restructuring

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Carpet maker Cavalier Corp reported an improved first-half net profit on better margins, after restructuring the business to reduce costs and introduce a more efficient manufacturing system. Read more »

Formica may be non-core, saleable asset for Fletcher

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building paid US$700 million to buy Formica Corp from private equity owners Cerberus Capital Management and Oaktree Capital Management in 2007. It may be a good time to sell a business that sits outside its core operations, … Read more »

UPDATE: Skellerup lifts 1H profit 31%

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings shares jumped to a record after the rubber goods manufacturer lifted first-half profit 31 percent thanks to a “standout” performance from its industrial unit which boosted earnings 40 percent. Read more »

Skellerup lifts 1H profit 31%, citing ‘standout’ performance

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings lifted first-half profit 31 percent thanks to a “standout” performance from its industrial unit which boosted earnings 40 percent, and it forecast an increase in full-year profit. Read more »

Big lift in Skellerup earnings

Press Release – Skellerup Holdings Ltd

Big lift in Skellerup earnings A standout performance from Skellerups Industrial Division has underpinned a strong result for the first half of FY18. Read more »

Calling Coromandel exhibitors for Auckland Food Show 2018

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

If you’ve got your own local, homegrown artisan food or beverage products and want the opportunity to promote your wares to more than 30,000 people – we want to hear from you. Read more »

TRT Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer, Lawrence Baker

Press Release – TRT

TRT has appointed Lawrence Baker to the role of new chief operations officer and part of the TRT executive team. Lawrence will be working alongside Robert Carden, engineering director and Bruce Carden, manufacturing director. With them, Lawrence … Read more »

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