Petroleum and coal boost manufacturing

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher sales volumes for petroleum and coal product manufacturing helped boost manufacturing in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Synlait Opens Research And Development Centre

Press Release – Synlait

Synlait (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) Palmerston North was officially opened today by Massey Universitys Vice Chancellor and the Mayor of Palmerston North Read more »

Antipodes sparkling water wins world’s best

Press Release – Antipodes Ltd

The 28th Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting and Awards were held over the weekend in West Virginia, USA (24th of February 2018). This is the single longest running, and worlds most respected water awards, with close to 100 water brands … Read more »

Fonterra Partners with High Growth Active Nutrition Start-up

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Ventures has entered into its first strategic partnership, teaming up with German active nutrition start-up foodspring through an investment in its parent company, Goodminton AG. Read more »

Wellington Drive lines up first acquisition – iProximity

Article – BusinessDesk

Wellington Drive lines up first acquisition with option to buy iProximity for A$4.3m Read more »

Rakons to buy out Indian joint venture manufacturing partner

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Rakon is seeking to buy out its senior partner in an Indian joint venture for US$5.5 million, giving it control of what it says is a core part of the component maker’s manufacturing strategy. Read more »

Synlait Milk buys Pokeno site for new factory

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Synlait Milk has conditionally bought a site in Pokeno in Waikato where it plans to spend $260 million developing its second nutritional powder manufacturing factory. Read more »

Synlait Acquires Pokeno Site for Infant Formula Growth

Press Release – Synlait

Synlait (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) has conditionally purchased 28 hectares of land in Pokeno, North Waikato, to establish their second nutritional powder manufacturing site. Read more »

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 »

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