METALS New Zealand
WHO ARE WE?
Metals New Zealand (Metals NZ) is an incorporated society serving the needs of New Zealand's metals related industry. Launched in 2011, it consists of Organisation Members made up from metals related industry associations, Ordinary Corporate Members made up from key stakeholder companies and Affiliate Members who are generally the members of the Organisation Members. Its Executive consists largely ofleaders of New Zealands major organisations operating in the metals based sectors. The Executive are nominated by Metals NZ members because they are recognised as captains of the industry. They offer their time to contribute to sector group strategic thinking and believe as leaders they have a responsibility to the industry and need to speak out on its behalf and also that of the wider community.
The Secretariat for Metals NZ is provided through the NZ Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) with the HERA Director Dr. Wolfgang Scholz being the current Secretary.
Metals NZ is a pan-industry sector organisation whose vision is to position the industry to be a prosperous, vibrant, sustainable and socially responsible contributor to the New Zealand economy.
Metals NZ will achieve this vision through advocacy and strategic leadership on issues that affect the entire metals industry.
The Metals NZ Executive believes that through the co-ordinated effort of the many metals industry sector groups the overall metals industry performance can be improved. Based on objective research, open dialogue and understanding of the interests of each sub-sectors, it is believed that sound industry policies can be developed and promoted. Joint activities such as the Metals Industry Conference, the Sustainable Steel Council and shared administration are delivering significant benefits for members and the industry as a whole.
Metals NZ will limit its activities to matters of specific relevance to the metals industry. It will co-operate with other industry and business development organisations on common issues.
INDEPENDENCE and FUNDING
Metals NZ represents the interest of the NZ metals related industry, however is independent of any specific company or organisation interest. It is currently funded through membership contributions.
Metals NZ is currently working on the following initiatives:
- Industry position on government policies such as :
- Research & Development
- Local industry participation
- Government and public sector procurement
- Government position on sector development
- Sustainability of metals based products
- Threats from imported fabricated metal products
- Industry invovlement in projects of national significance e.g.
- Christchurch Rebuild
- Waterview Project
- Transmission Gully
- Marine Energy Centre
- Geothermal Industry Cluster