Scott Technology cans 13 staff, moves to more temps: EPMU

Article – BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) – Scott Technology, the industrial automation firm, has laid off 13 workers telling them the company wanted to rely on more temps to fill orders, according to the union representing staff. Read more »

CHEP safety focus prompts yard redesign

Press Release – Catalyst Communications

A cross-functional team, including forklift drivers, supervisors and dispatchers, recently came together to review the process of truck loading and unloading at CHEPs Wiri service centre in order to mitigate potential hazards and risks for truck drivers … Read more »

Canon appoints new General Manager

Press Release – Canon

Canon appoints new General Manager for Consumer Imaging business 26 May 2015: Canon New Zealand today announced the appointment of Adam Maxwell to the position of General Manager for the Canon Consumer Imaging business replacing Kim Conner, who was appointed … Read more »

FMA orders compensation for Pacific Edge shareholders

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Pacific Edge, which commercialised a non-invasive test for bladder cancer, has agreed to make a $500,000 compensation payment to shareholders after an investigation by the Financial Markets Authority found that the company … Read more »

UPDATE: Nuplex strong enough to fund organic growth

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Nuplex Industries, which makes resins used in industrial coatings and paint, has enough cash to fund development plans across Asia, which it sees as underpinning organic growth, says chief executive Emery Severin. Read more »

Nuplex projects 64% gain in Asia sales by 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Nuplex Industries, which makes resins used in industrial coatings and paint, is forecasting a 64 percent gain in sales in Asia by 2018 as its expansion of plants in China, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia bears fruit. Read more »

Emmetts’ new inspection facility a one-stop-shop

Press Release – Coresteel Buildings

A crowd of supportive locals gathered at Emmetts Truck Services last week for the grand opening of a new truck inspection workshop in Palmerston North. Read more »

Methven lifts FY profit 21% as new China plant comes online

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Methven, the NZX-listed tap and shower manufacturer and exporter, lifted annual profit 21 percent, in line with guidance, after the acquisition of a Chinese manufacturing plant widened margins. Read more »

SCEE and Sony Mobile sign sponsorship deal until 2018

Press Release – Spark PR and Activate

SCEE and Sony Mobile sign sponsorship deal until 2018 22nd May 2015, Auckland: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Sony Mobile Communications today confirmed a three year global partnership as Official Partners of the UEFA Champions League … Read more »

Hellaby buys auto parts, truck servicing businesses

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment group, said it acquired two businesses to strengthen its auto parts and truck servicing operations, for an all-up cost of less than $25 million. Read more »

Blenheim the place to be in June for Ag contractors

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) is encouraging all of its members and any others interested in the agricultural contracting sector to attend its annual conference being held in Blenheim later next month. Read more »

Comvita lifts annual profit 28 percent, beating expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – Comvita, the Te Puke-based maker of health products based on manuka honey, boosted annual profit 28 percent, beating expectations as tourism to New Zealand helped drive sales. Read more »

Nuplex boosts annual dividend 28%, lifts payout range

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemical and resin maker, expects to increase its annual dividend by nearly a third and has lifted payout ratio to 60 percent of profit. Read more »

Coats says rising sales in early 2015 affirm outlook for sta

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – Coats Group, the NZX-listed UK threadmaker once part of the Guinness Peat Group empire, says sales growth has been in line with management’s expectations in the first four months of the year, and affirmed its forecast for … Read more »

Budget Responsible but Lacking Vision

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Federation

The Governments 2015 Budget provides New Zealand businesses with financial certainty, and tackles a number of politically sensitive issues, but fails to deliver on some of the big issues facing the country says the Employers and Manufacturers Association … Read more »

Colin McKenzie steps down as Cavalier CEO ahead of FY loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Colin McKenzie steps down as Cavalier CEO ahead of writedowns that will lead to FY loss Read more »

Intent on Transforming Kiwi Businesses

Press Release – Intent Group

Determined to help Kiwi leaders turn their boardroom aspirations into performance reality, INTENT Group Limited (INTENT) have created a video series to address critical commercial topics faced by New Zealand organisations today, and inspire business … Read more »

Business NZ boss Phil O’Reilly to leave at the end of year

Article – BusinessDesk

May 19 (BusinessDesk) – Phil O’Reilly, the long-serving chief executive of Business New Zealand, will leave the lobby group at the end of the year, ending a decade providing one of the most vocal voices for the country’s private sector. Read more »

NZ’s growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

Article – BusinessDesk

May 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s information and communications technology sector’s growing value of exports, increased spend on research and development and expanding workforce is helping to diversify the nation’s economy, Economic Development Minister … Read more »

PMI slips in April as Aust weakness weighs on manufacturers

Article – BusinessDesk

May 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity fell for the second consecutive month in April, while still remaining in expansion, as slowing economic growth in Australia weighed on trans-Tasman firms. Read more »

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