About AMA

Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa is a nationwide, cross-sector industry body established to advance New Zealand's manufacturing.


Through strengthening New Zealand's manufacturing network, we aim to support the adoption of smart and modern technologies and processes that enable a more productive, sustainable and globally competitive sector.


Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa works alongside key sector partners in business, including unions, research and educational institutions, industry bodies and organisations representing Māori and Pacific manufacturers.


It is an independent incorporated society that actively seeks input from all stakeholders across New Zealand, ensuring regional, individual manufacturing company and industry body feedback is used to make transparent and non-biased decisions on behalf of all stakeholders. 


Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa is made up of the AMA Board, AMA Council and AMA Regional Action Groups.


AMA Board

The Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa Board is an establishment Board of five experienced industry executives and a chairperson, and provides transparent and efficient decision-making to ensure initiatives, ideas and programmes are realised. The Board will be replaced with an elected board in early 2024.


AMA Council

The Advanced Manufacturing Council is made up of a range of cross-sector stakeholders. The Council takes the manufacturing industry’s feedback and ideas and makes recommendations to the Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa board.


AMA Regional Business Groups

There are 10 Regional Business Groups spanning the country, representing manufacturing businesses and local partner organisations, as well as central and local government.

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