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Some of North Canterbury’s manufacturing businesses such as irrigation, engineering supplies and farm equipment companies are, perhaps unsurprisingly, heavily focused on agriculture. However, the region is also home to several other large manufacturers, including Hellers, Patience & Nicholson and Daiken.
Among the growing number of manufacturing businesses in North Canterbury is a large scale food manufacturer who supplies baked goods across New
Zealand and overseas. There is a company making and exporting unique, lightweight boats and a specialist business that manufactures steel folders.
North Canterbury’s manufacturers combine a craftsman and a tradesman approach to their products. And newcomers to the area find a solid support network of engineering based companies.
The area offers them cost-effective land and lease options on which to base their operations; access to water for their processes; great accessibility from the motorway and an international airport within 15 minutes’ drive.
The region’s power supply is serviced by an internationally recognised and respected company, MainPower, which is able to assist with scoping and options for projects. In addition, the area has rapidly expanding and improving internet connectivity with fibre and 4G connections becoming more and more widespread.
Many manufacturers are also attracted by the stable workforce and companies operating here have a good level of staff retention.
If you want to set up in or move a manufacturing business to North Canterbury, contact Enterprise North Canterbury today.
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