NZ produce industry aligning and improving its traceability systems

A consultation document seeking the input of New Zealand’s fresh produce industry has been released as part of a significant project to assess and improve traceability within the industry. With the New Zealand produce industry worth over $6 billion annually, our country’s traceability systems need to match our global reputation for quality. United Fresh, NewContinue reading “NZ produce industry aligning and improving its traceability systems”

Average height of industrial buildings set to increase to accommodate robotic tech

Growing use of robotic technology in high-volume commercial and food production facilities will see the average height of new industrial buildings in Auckland increase in the next three to five years, according to an industry expert. The expanding utilisation of robotic infrastructure in new warehouses is due in part to the rise in ecommerce sales,Continue reading “Average height of industrial buildings set to increase to accommodate robotic tech”

Transfreight expands into Tauranga

From humble beginnings 31 years ago, Transfreight has grown into a boutique provider of freight solutions, with customer service, technique and technology at the forefront of its offering. Transfreight is renowned in Auckland for its point-to-point palletised freight service for customers that seek either express (one hour) or same-day deliveries throughout the metro area. ItContinue reading “Transfreight expands into Tauranga”

Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer

Getting low-emission trucks on NZ roads is a step closer with the Infrastructure Reference Group provisionally approving $20 million for New Plymouth company Hiringa Energy to establish a nationwide network of hydrogen fuelling stations. Eight stations will initially be located in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Manawatu, Auckland, Taupo, Wellington and Christchurch, and willContinue reading “Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer”

Design build – purpose-built construction with early benefits

There’s a reason why design build is becoming the preferred solution for businesses looking for purpose-built warehouse and distribution facilities. Calder Stewart’s general manager of national clients and design, Adrian Mathieson, believes it comes down to better management of two things – complexity and risk. Bringing a construction partner onboard upfront removes some of theContinue reading “Design build – purpose-built construction with early benefits”

To the Moon and Mars via New Zealand

High-tech natural-fibre filter maker Lanaco has launched a protective mask product that incorporate its organic/hybrid Helix filter – a product that has been selected by NASA for use in its next mission to the Moon and Mars. If there is anything that Kiwis have learnt this year, it is how quickly things can change. PeopleContinue reading “To the Moon and Mars via New Zealand”