Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Specialist Marine Interiors, Emerging Export Award

SMI wins 2007 Export New Zealand National Emerging Exporter of the Year

Media Release
15 November 2007

Specialist Marine Interiors Ltd has scooped up the title of 2007 Export New Zealand National Emerging Exporter of the Year.

The Whangarei company was chosen from the six winners of the ANZ Regional Emerging Exporter of the Year awards during the 2007 New Zealand Export Awards at Sky City on Thursday (15 November). Specialist Marine was The Air New Zealand Cargo Auckland Emerging Exporter of the Year.

Managing Director Grant Willis with interior-designer wife Tracey Barnier-Willis motored into Whangarei on their converted trawler 10 years ago. They liked the city and stayed to create a niche in the industry now reaching worldwide. Growth in export sales has been excellent and orders are strong

The company developed modular construction allowing rapid installation for super-yacht fit-out or refit. This means swift turnaround for service or maintenance, an excellent result for the client. Through Specialist Aerospace it provides world-class interiors for luxury aircraft.

The judges were impressed Specialist Marine displayed initiative with outstanding design, manufacturing and in-market installation. The top two finalists were very close and little separated them but Specialist Marine came out on top because it supported so many other local companies.

“Their commitment to supporting other New Zealand marine suppliers by using their products and services has contributed to not only their own but other’s export success,” the judges wrote. “Export sales have been a multi-million dollar contributor to the company’s profitability in the past three years.”

Export New Zealand National Board Member Philippa Ivory, Auckland Region President Lyall Pacey and CEO Bob Walters judged the category.

“All the entries were of a very high quality,” the judges said. “We enjoyed hearing about all the great new NZ companies which are building successes in overseas markets.”

A number of the other entrants were very new to exporting and exhibited great potential, the judges were hopeful that these companies would meet their exporting targets and enter again in 2008.

The other five finalists were:

Open Country Cheese of Waharoa, The Gallagher Waikato Emerging Exporter of the Year;
Florentines Patisserie of Tauranga, The United Travel Corporate Bay of Plenty Emerging Exporter of the Year;
Vortex Holdings Ltd of Tikokino, GoReefers Hawke's Bay Emerging Exporter of the Year;
Particle Systems Ltd of Christchurch; , The Solid Energy Canterbury Emerging Exporter of the Year;
Pure New Zealand Foods Ltd of Wellington, The Openside Wellington Emerging Exporter of the Year.

Export New Zealand congratulates all the finalists and winners for their participation during Export Year 2007 and looks forward to another year of excellence in 2008.


www.exportnewzealand.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Voluntary Administration: Renaissance Brewing Up For Sale

Renaissance Brewing, the first local company to raise capital through equity crowdfunding, is up for sale after cash flow woes and product management issues led to the appointment of voluntary administrators. More>>

Elsewhere:

Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:

Media Mega Merger: Full Steam Ahead For Appeal

New Zealand's two largest news publishers have confirmed they are committed to pursuing their appeal against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>