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This article was published on 5 June 2015

Rinnai design and manufacture water and space heating products, including award winning energy efficient indoor and outdoor gas fireplaces.

Over 40 years, Rinnai have been consistent industry pioneers by launching innovative and market-leading gas water and heating systems. Along the way Rinnai have won a number of design awards.

How Rinnai and Callaghan Innovation worked together:

  • The innovation culture at Rinnai was assessed and improved using Callaghan Innovation’s IMProve tool. This tool benchmarked Rinnai’s systems, processes and results in relation to innovation against other companies – discovering that Rinnai was well ahead of the curve in a number of areas.
  • Building a focus on disruptive, longer-term projects.
  • Development of new intellectual property strategies.
  • A Growth Grant has allowed Rinnai to fund the employment of additional staff and consultants to help deliver their cutting-edge R&D programme and forge a close relationship with New Zealand universities.

Callaghan Innovation provided real focus for improving our capability with practical methodology and strong advice. Rinnai is delighted to have this relationship and look forward to leveraging Callaghan Innovation’s input in the future.

Ray Ferner  

Ray Ferner, Managing Director - Rinnai