Bringing Manufacturing Home

Bringing Manufacturing Home will be a key theme at EMEX 2016 when the country’s leading engineering, manufacturing, innovation and technology trade event comes to Auckland from 31 May to 2 June.

Celebrating local NZ manufacturers has always been core to the EMEX brand and this year will be no exception. Bringing Manufacturing Home is about recognising the manufacturing and innovation excellence that inspires so many of New Zealand’s manufacturing, engineering and technology companies to not only remain competitive but to produce products and services that are up there with the very best in the world.

One such example, and a special feature at EMEX 2016, is from Lower Hutt based company Fraser Engineering. Their Fire Engine manufacturing business is going from strength to strength as they begin the process of doubling the size of business on the back of moving into more markets. Fraser Engineering already manufactures about 90 per cent of the New Zealand Fire Service fleet as well as trucks for Australia, Pacific Islands, Fiji, Cook Islands, New Guinea and Asia. The future looks exciting as they expand production through investment in equipment upgrades and new technology to make the business more smart and efficient – not to mention the need to hire an additional 20 staff to meet demand!

Organisers XPO Exhibitions are excited to confirm that visitors will be able to get up close and personal on site with one of Fraser Engineering’s state of the art Fire trucks as a key feature at EMEX 2016.

In addition, this year’s event features a dedicated and extended seminar session focussing on the ever popular topic ‘Additive Manufacturing ’ which, as you will be aware, is the term to describe the technologies that build 3D objects by adding layer-upon-layer of material, whether the material is plastic, metal, concrete or one day... human tissue. Key stakeholders from ‘NZ Product Accelerator’ ( a government funded partnership between nine research organisations and Callaghan Innovation, will have a mix of presentations summarising their R&D work and showcasing a number of recent commercial success stories through work done with a number of NZ companies.

With over 155 leading exhibitors showcasing the very latest innovations and technologies, three days of industry lead seminars, special features, visitor prizes, including the chance to win a brand new Ford and exclusive VIP networking events EMEX 2016 is guaranteed to inform, educate and excite all those who visit.
With support from leading industry organisations and educational institutions including NZMEA, Metals NZ, MESNZ, Callaghan Innovation and Auckland University, EMEX 2016 will be the industry’s highlight of the year. It attracts not only thousands of visitors, but hundreds of the most significant industry suppliers and specialists from all over the world.

EMEX 2016 runs from 31 May to 2 June at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland.

Industry professionals can register to attend for free at
To see a full list of EMEX 2016 exhibitors, please visit
For exhibitor enquiries, please contact Aad Van der Poole on 09 976 8350 or  

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