New Zealand

Kiwi Aluminium Extruder McKechnie Completes NZ$18 Million Equipment Upgrade

Kiwi Aluminium Extruder McKechnie Completes NZ$18 Million Equipment Upgrade

New Zealand aluminium extrusion firm McKechnie Aluminium Solutions Limited announced last week the completion of a NZ$18 million investment in new machinery at its plant in Taranaki that it hopes will help it “leapfrog” into the future of aluminium manufacturing. The investment,...

Events

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter Profitable in 2016 Despite Rising Power Costs

Despite rising costs and their impact upon the firm’s bottom line, New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Limited (NZAS) still turned a profit in 2016. However, the firm warns that, should relief for its rising power costs not be forthcoming, the financial numbers in coming years may be printed with red ink. NZAS released results for the […]

Workers Walk Off Job at McKechnie

Around one hundred members of the New Zealand labor union E tū walked off the job at McKechnie Aluminium Solutions Ltd in New Plymouth yesterday. The mass walk-out was in response to a contract renewal offer the union’s membership did not find to their liking. The walk-out was agreed upon by the membership as manifested […]