Our Role

ManufacturingNZ is a division of BusinessNZ – New Zealand 's largest business advocacy group. Our goal is to create the best possible operating environment in which manufacturers can thrive and grow. We do this through the following activities.

Access to Markets

Through our partners and regional member organisations, we're able to offer your business assistance with access to both domestic and international markets, whether it be exporting, importing and other matters related to your business here and overseas.Learn More

Guides & Publications

A wide range of free and member only guides and publications from BusinessNZ and our partner organisations. Stay informed on industry trends and expert opinion, as well as having access to useful guides and policies to help manufacturers grow and thrive.Learn More

Promotion of Industry

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Auckland region and second largest in New Zealand. It is critical to the New Zealand economy. Articles, media relations, forums, and training form an integral part of promoting Manufacturing within the industry as well as to key decision and policy makers and prospective job seekers.Learn More

Lobbying & Advocacy

Lobbying forms a key part of our role in representing New Zealand business. As manufacturers comprise a significant part of the membership of BusinessNZ’s regional business organisations, we can lobby local and central government as a collective voice and champion policies that allow New Zealand businesses like you to succeed.Learn More

Sectoral Groups

ManufacturingNZ, through BusinessNZ, has strong links with a wide range of sectoral groups. Our Affiliated Industries Group (AIG) currently has over 70 member industry associations and is constantly growing.Learn More

Locally Responsive,
Nationally Effective

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.

Find out more about the regional organisations and how to become a member by clicking on the logos below.

EMA. Otago Southland Employers Association Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce Business Central BusinessNZ

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