Leading labelling systems manufacturer, Apex Labelling, will see increased investment under new ownership. Company founder Phil Etheridge has sold the company to Sam Howe who will become Managing Director and oversee the day to day running of the business, with Etheridge staying on for at least a 12-month hand over period. Established in 1977, Apex Labelling designs and builds complete labelling solutions for a wide variety of applications. The company is heavily involved in
Leading marine manufacturer, Tru-Design Plastics Ltd. has won a prestigious DAME Award for the second year in succession at the world’s largest marine boat show, METS, in Amsterdam. With 117 entries from 26 countries Tru-Design won the top accolade in the Marine Equipment Category for their newly released and innovative ‘Skin Fitting Installation Tool’. Skin Fittings (thru-hulls) have been used in both commercial and recreational vessels for over 100 years. They provide the o
There is a change at the ownership helm of Fish City Albany, with Mike and Rebecca Graham purchasing the leading outdoors and boating retailer from Ross Christensen. Christensen will still retain ownership of the Hamilton branch of Fish City with both dealerships continuing to run under the Fish City branded banner. For Christensen, it was time for a change and to focus efforts on his growing FC Boats brand and has recently established a new factory in Hamilton to build the g
New Zealand’s leading marine electronics distributor and manufacturer, Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) will achieve a significant milestone throughout 2016 when the company celebrates 70-years of operation. Formed in December 1945, the company started as a small public company by Dr Russel Thomas and Mr Duncan Cox. 70 years later the ENL Group company operates between its three offices in Auckland and Nelson, and more recently a satellite office in Europe supporting its local
Hutchwilco Limited has extended its long-standing relationship with the New Zealand Boat Show, by announcing it will be the naming rights sponsor for the event for a further nine years. In its 61st year, the New Zealand Boat Show has been sponsored by Hutchwilco for the past 15-years and continues to be a key event on the industry calendar. New Zealand Boat Show organizer Dave Gibbs of Premiere Exhibitions says he is thrilled to see the partnership continue with Hutchwilco. “
ENL Group and FURUNO Electric Co. Ltd of Japan have announced that FURUNO has increased its investment into the New Zealand company to a total of 29.5%. The new level of investment is an increase from the initial 10% announced in July 2014. ENL, founded in 1945, has an impressive and unbroken 70-year history in the marine electronics industry. The company has also represented FURUNO in the New Zealand market for over 50 years. ENL manufactures WASSP, their award winning multi
One of New Zealand’s leading providers of access hire equipment; Total Access, has expanded its fleet of access machines with the purchase a new Haulotte H43 TPX Rough Terrain Telescopic Boom. The only one currently in New Zealand, the Haulotte H43 TPX is designed to meet user requirements working at heights of 43m. The platform is particularly suited to construction work, shipbuilding industry, the chemical and petrochemical industries, aviation, and many other applications.