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Manufacturing New Zealand

Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a decade.

The BNZ-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index rose to a seasonally adjusted 57.7 last month, the highest reading for a December month since 2004, and up 2.1 points from November's 55.2 reading. Meanwhile, the annual average reading was 56, unchanged from a year earlier. The index, where a reading above 50 indicates growing activity, has been in expansion for the past 27 months.

Manufacturing activity remained above the key 50 level in four of the five sub-indices, with only employment recording a contraction of a seasonally adjusted 49.4. New orders recorded the highest reading at a seasonally adjusted 62, while production was at 61.7. Deliveries rose for the second consecutive month to 58.7, while finished stocks fell to its lowest level since August of 50.4.

Three of four regions reported expansions, with the Central region posting its first contraction since August of 49.3. Meanwhile, Otago-Southland rose to 66, Canterbury/Westland recorded 60 and the Northern region fell to 56.9 from its 62 reading in November.

Manufacturing across the sub-groups was mixed. Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing dropped to 52.5, while metal product manufacturing slipped to 54.7. Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing rose to 69.4, which BNZ attributed to the Christmas season. Machinery and equipment rose to 56.6.

The proportion of positive comments in December rose to 64.3 per cent, up from November's 61.4 per cent but below October's 68.7 per cent.

WGD Lead The Way

WGD have invested in LANG Work holding equipment manufactured in Germany.
LANG is the best in the world when it comes to workpiece holding. WGD has minimised the setup and transfer times of each job.

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WGD of New Zealand Install Delcam FeatureCAM

Accredited aeronautical and defence machinists Winston & Gordon Davies of Auckland, New Zealand, are renowned for their ultra-precision work which includes telescope components.

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New 5 Axis Machining On Site

On 18th December 2014 we installed our new Spinner 5 axis U620 machining center. This machine will enable us to process the most complex components with great efficiency and accuracy. In most cases this increased flexibility reduces the need for expensive fixtures, clamping devices which means we can save you some money, now that’s a good thing.

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