One-off novelty seat

New Zealand industrial designer Holly Bradshaw-Clegg has designed a stool with an integrated reading light that is activated when pressure is applied to its seat. Metco was right there to help make Holly’s dream a reality. Read the full story here.

Thumbs up for Metco success

Lower Hutt’s Metco Engineering is doing its bit to bring cost-effective manufacturing back to New Zealand.

Metco owner Paul Jessup says New Zealand companies often don’t realise their products can be manufactured more cost effectively at home and with less hassle. “Our clients are now coming back to New Zealand to manufacture when they see what we are able to offer them.”

Since purchasing Metco in 2002, Jessup has invested around $6 million in equipment and machinery while staff numbers have risen to 60.

The company’s success was recognised in the 2013 Westpac Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards when it won the Supreme Award.

See the original article as it appeared in Business North.