The Ai Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index rose for the sixth consecutive month. The highest since March 2018. The PMI increased to 59.9, up from 58.8 from the previous month. With all indices expanding. The machinery and equipment sector reported as being “especially buoyant”. Read more.
The Business NZ performance was very positive with the index jumping from 54.2 (March) to 63.6 (April). This is the highest recorded increase since this survey began in 2002. Production and new orders being the biggest drivers.
This month we are excited to welcome Adrian Albanese who joins us as part of the Sheet Metal team in the Southern region. Based out of the Melbourne office he will support Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Adrian will be focussed on applications specific to sheet metal processing and will be working alongside Matthew Malatt to improve speed of response to client’s machine evaluation enquiries.
I’m delighted to advise that Headland has officially received QMS Certification with ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001(Environmental) and AS 4801(Health and Safety). We were particularly reassured by the findings which illustrated that continual improvement is part of the culture and mindset at Headland and it motivates us to continue searching for improvements in everything we do with “client experience” at the forefront of our priorities. We know there are always opportunities to improve and we are determined to continue striving for excellence.
In the coming months we are looking forward to hosting the multi-city exhibition of the Timesavers technologies (Melb, Bris, Syd). We will also be welcoming new members to our Projects team and we will be further expanding our Service Technician team in all major locations including Melb, Syd, Bris and Auckland. Especially in the Laser, Automation, i4.0 and CNC machining centre technologies.
With continual investments in manufacturing by Fed and State govt programs and the buoyancy we are seeing in the market, we are currently enjoying a record year at Headland and we are very excited about the year ahead. Many thanks and congratulations to so many of you who have taken the important decisions to modernise, optimise, automate and invest in the future of your own business and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey.
As always, please never hesitate to be in touch with direct feedback of any kind. It’s your feedback which guides our priorities and I would love to hear from you.
Chief Executive Officer