Our Partners

ManufacturingNZ, through BusinessNZ, has strong links with a wide range of sectoral and industry groups.

The BusinessNZ 'family' has its roots in four large regional organisations of member businesses that together cover the entire country. This regional presence is the strength behind BusinessNZ's advocacy on behalf of all New Zealand business.


Committed to New Zealand's success by promoting sustainable growth through free enterprise. BusinessNZ is New Zealand's largest advocacy group for enterprise, and champions policies leading to: international competitiveness; balanced employment, economic and environmental legislation; compliance and tax levels that foster growth and investment; innovation and skill development; an environment fostering the production of high value goods and services.Learn More


EMA (Northern)

The Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern Inc (EMA) has a key role in supporting its member organisations in growing and developing their business. They respond to local, regional and national government initiatives and with their own proposals.Learn More

Business Central

Business Central

Business Central is a member owned and managed organisation. They are dedicated to representing business and employer interests in all matters affecting enterprise operations from Taranaki and Gisborne in the north, to Nelson in the south.Learn More

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce (CECC)

The Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven, not-for-profit business service organisation with approximately 2,550 members. They are the largest business support agency in the South Island and support business in its wider sense, including the employers of labour, self-employed, not-for-profit organisations and those who are generally supportive of the objectives of the organisation. They also provide support for other business support agencies throughout the South Island.Learn More

Otago Southland Employers Association (OSEA)

Since 1890, the Otago Southland Employers’ Association (OSEA) has been helping its members with comprehensive employment advice, and industrial relations, health and safety, and human resources support services. Training and staff development programmes are another major activity. The Association now has over 1,400 members, with some 900 of these employing less than 20 people. The Otago Southland Employers’ Association is a Founder Member of Business New Zealand, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy body.Learn More

Innovating New Zealand

Innovating New Zealand connects businesses to expertise within polytechnics providing consultancy, training, services and research to assist in all areas of innovation - from rapid prototyping, staff training to organisational design and leadership training.Learn More


ExportNZ, also a division of BusinessNZ, aims to bring exporters relevant and useful information about the international marketplace. Its key objectives are to: provide effective advocacy and lobbying on behalf of exporters; inspire New Zealand firms to engage in exporting to expand their business horizons and grow internationally; and provide practical support programmes and networking events to help firms achieve these goals.Learn More

Buy NZ Made

The Buy New Zealand Made Campaign began in 1988. Its emphasis has shifted over the years, but the basic aim of encouraging consumers and organisations to buy New Zealand goods.Learn More


Sustainable Business Council

The Sustainable Business Council is a CEO led group of companies that catalyses the New Zealand business community to have a leading role in creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.Learn More

Affiliated Industries Group (AIG)

Our Affiliated Industries Group (AIG) currently has over 70 member industry associations, and incorporates regional employers' and manufacturers' organisations.Learn More