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Ag-Tech uses agility and innovation to navigate COVID-19

In this article we interview Janine Peters, General Manager of AG Technology. AG-Tech provides services and solutions to leading European machinery manufacturers to enable them to fast-track their time to market. While testing in NZ is their primary focus, they also provide support for R&D projects in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. Based in …

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UCG keeping Kiwis connected, supporting communities and staying true to their values

In this article we talk to Roger Crellin, Executive General Manager New Zealand to find out more about UCG’s journey, how they managed COVID-19 and their plans moving forward. Can you tell us how and when you got involved with UCG? I started with UCG just over two years ago after some 20 years working …

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Hamilton-based Company X wins international award using AI to diagnose pneumonia

A prototype app using artificial intelligence to diagnose pneumonia has won the developer an international award. Company-X senior software developer Jiadong Chen built the prototype for an international competition run by Microsoft. Chen built an image classifier for detecting bacterial and viral pneumonia using Microsoft Azure Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Unity, winning the Microsoft’s Most …

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Gyro uses simple technology to solve customer service issue as part of Industry 4.0

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin Gyro Plastics is one of the leading plastics engineering companies in NZ and made its first plastic moulded product in 1968, to become expert plastic manufacturers. They provide products to the infrastructure sector in New Zealand with a broad range of distribution pillars and cabinets as well as …

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Calm Pipe aiding transition to Smokefree NZ

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin Smoking has wreaked havoc on the health of New Zealanders for centuries. Fortunately, through concerted efforts, New Zealand is closer than it’s ever been in reaching its Smokefree ambitions. Stricter legislation like standardised packaging is reducing the appeal of smoking and the ability of the tobacco …

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Cycling boom sees e-bike business through Covid

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin In 2016, Nelson-based serial entrepreneur Frank Witowski refused to let a cancer diagnosis stop him and after taking a year off to recover, he began his third start-up, Hybrid Bikes. The German engineer sold his first company based on solar technology to Steven Tindall’s K1W1 investment vehicle. …

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Asmuss celebrates 100 years of business and unveils a new charitable trust

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin This month, Asmuss, and EMA member and one of the country’s largest suppliers of steel and flow control products, celebrates 100 years in business. The privately-owned business – with current shareholders fourth and fifth generation family members – has supplied products to New Zealand’s biggest industrial …

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