Join The Manufacturers' Network and Together we will grow New Zealand's Vibrant Manufacturing Sector
The Manufacturers’ Network is a group of globally competitive New Zealand manufacturers who want to grow their business, and New Zealand’s economy, through collaboration, innovation and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Backed by 150 years of knowledge, we’re leading our sector into the future.
Ambitious and goal-oriented, our manufacturers’ are driven by the desire to be the best of the best – and see international competitors not as their idols, but rivals. Confident and proud, the products speak for themselves, and help showcase our innovative edge – proving our capability to achieve the best results at home in New Zealand.
We Support Your Business
- By acting as a focal point of relevant information that we proactively share with you.
- Through presentations that are tailored for manufacturers, led by industry experts and key influencers.
- By providing training courses on key topics that will advance your business and support smarter operations.
- By helping you expand into new markets.
- By providing free export documentation that allows you to gain the benefits of FTAs.
We Connect You
- To other manufacturers’ knowledge, experience and expertise, both in person and electronically though MEAssist.
- To like-minded people through unique peer learning, networking events and factory tours.
- By providing opportunities to meet and engage with officials, politicians and leaders/influencers.
We Speak Up On Your Behalf
- We listen to your views and act on issues. Your views inform everything we do, from raising them directly with politicians and Government officials, to making formal submissions on your behalf.
- We work proactively with media to change the perception of and promote understanding of manufacturing, reflecting it’s true value, growth, and employment opportunities.
- We focus soley on manufacturing and exporting, which allows us to speak up on the issues that really matter to your business, without compromise.
KEY BENEFITS OF JOINING THE MANUFACTURERS' NETWORK
Network Assist – a powerful tool that gives you the ability to rapidly seek advice and experience from other manufacturers and exporters on issues your business may face.
International Study Tours – annual trips for New Zealand manufacturers to see leading edge developments in Industry 4.0 overseas.
Networking Opportunities – regular stimulating and engaging events. Hear from relevant speakers, hand-picked for their insights and knowledge, and network with industry peers.
Industry 4.0 education and advice – we are New Zealand's leading expert on Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing sector.
Training and Information – presentations and training give you the opportunity to see many new ideas and techniques. We also circulate important industry information, updates and opportunities and act as a conduit of support when tackling the challenges of change in your business.
Representation and Public Profile – we engage with politicians, officials and Government departments to communicate your views. We actively work to raise the profile of manufacturing with government and the public through strong media relationships.