03 Oct: 14:47 | The Government has announced their final Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit policy, following consultation with the public and businesses. The Government has listened to some of the concerns of manufacturers and made some positive improvements to the policy.
In 2015, China announced its manufacturing strategy plan: Made in China 2025. Directly inspired by the German concept of Industry 4.0, the initiative is a roadmap for China to transform itself into a manufacturing powerhouse by focusing on productivity.
The opening of a new multi-million dollar production line in Waikato will see a significant proportion of the New Zealand’s still bottled water packaged in recycled plastic bottles, according to manufacturers.