18 Mar 2024

Developing a Plan to PowerUP NZ Manufacturing

Alongside business, our new Minister for Manufacturing Andrew Bayly is working on a plan to powerUP manufacturing and strengthen NZ’s manufacturing network to support accelerated adoption of new technology, processes and strategies that enable more productive, sustainable and globally competitive manufacturing. 


The inaugural Manufacturing Productivity Advisory Group (MPAG) meeting


On Friday 9th February Minister for Manufacturing Andrew Bayly hosted an industry workshop with manufacturing leaders.   The meeting was facilitated by Sarah Ramsay – CEO & co-owner, United Machinists, Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa Council Chair, and Board Member, and Board Member - SOREC (Southland Otago Regional Engineering Collective).  AMA’s role was to co-ordinate the MPAG meeting.

The MPAG are a purpose driven group who KNOW that manufacturing process intensification drives higher value production, making manufacturing in NZ sustainable and creating better outcomes for employees.

Attendees in the first workshop identified that the ‘current state’ of advanced manufacturing is well behind what is required to ‘manufacture the future’. The aim of the 2nd workshop will be to develop a plan and to start thinking about what the ‘future state’ looks like.

The 2nd Manufacturing Productivity Advisory Group meeting

The Manufacturing Productivity Advisory Group MPAG convened for it’s second meeting on 15th March to present Minister Andrew Bayly with recommended actions over the next 12 months.

You can access the summary recommendations prepared by the MPAG Chair here


The 3rd Manufacturing Productivity Advisory Group meeting


A date will be confirmed for the 3rd meeting where the pathway to the bigger strategy will be discussed.   

We will share updates as they become available.


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