The latest PMI shows that New Zealand's manufacturing sector has had a return to expansion, while this is a positive step forward, the numbers behind the figure show a sector that is still struggling to gain traction.
Manufacturing News – July 2022
This week, ManufacturingNZ and BusinessNZ submitted on MBIE’s Advanced Manufacturing Draft Industry Transformation Plan.
Manufacturing News – June 2022
The Productivity Commission’s Fit for the Future report was released earlier this week.
Manufacturing News – May 2022
It’s encouraging to see March's PMI (Performance of Manufacturing Index) continue on an upward trend, albeit slightly.
Manufacturing News – April 2022
We're seeing some good signs in the industry as we reach the omicron peak and start to resume business as usual.
Manufacturing News – March 2022
We’re seeing some good signs in the industry as we reach the omicron peak and start to resume business as usual.
Manufacturing News – February 2022
We had some very good news earlier in the month, with the Government’s announcement on reconnecting New Zealand to the world.
Manufacturing News – December 2021
It has been my privilege to meet with you, hear your stories, and represent you to Government and in the media for the last 11 years. I have enjoyed it immensely and could not have worked on behalf of a more worthy business community. It never ceases to amaze me at all the wonderful, innovative and customer tailored solutions I see emerging from our manufacturing sector.
Manufacturing News – November 2021
No surprises that the latest Performance Manufacturing Index shows the North Island is in contraction and the South Island is in expansion.
Manufacturing News – October 2021
We are still feeling for manufacturers frustrated by lockdown levels and border issues – both to get back into NZ for international business travel and to get goods in and out of the Auckland region.
Manufacturing News – September 2021
We know it is tough times for manufacturers in Auckland level 4 lockdown, particularly those of you that are manufacturing non-food ‘essential’ products for export customers, but you are unable to operate for those orders.
Manufacturing News – August 2021
With unemployment hitting new lows and the border restricted in terms of accessing international talent, we know that manufacturers are finding staff shortages a big problem. That came through loud and clear in the recent Performance Manufacturing Index survey.