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SouthMACH 2023

The South Island’s premier manufacturing technology trade show.

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This article was published on 4 May 2023

Callaghan Innovation is proud to once again be a sponsor of SouthMACH in 2023. The South Island’s premier engineering, technology and manufacturing trade show, SouthMACH celebrates the innovation at the heart of mainland manufacturing.

24 - 25 May 2023
Christchurch Arena, Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch.

SouthMACH offers engineering and operational manufacturing professionals the tools, technology and services to work smarter. This biennial event gives the opportunity to come face-to-face with the experts behind the key innovations entering the New Zealand market. It’s where to connect if you're looking for new ideas, technologies or solutions to enable business success.

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Callaghan Innovation is collaborating with leading Kiwi manufacturing firms taking advantage of Industry 4.0 to showcase how these technologies can help to enable innovation and business growth. We’ll also be hosting workshops, interactive demonstrations, and much more at this key event.

Smart Factory Showcase 

Wednesday, 24 May - 1.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Thursday, 25 May - 10.00 PM - 12.00 PM

Find out how a high level of industry 4.0 integration helped Nautech Electronics rise to the top 10 per cent of electronics manufacturers globally.  Discover how smart technologies can help improve efficiency, processes, and streamline production. 

Register for free!


Industry 4.0 Mobile Showcase

Wednesday, 24 May 9am - 6pm
Thursday, 25 May 9am - 4pm

This hands-on, interactive session all about how Industry 4.0 can help your business thrive is a Callaghan Innovation collaboration with BECA and the Employers and Manufacturers Association.  Learn how to reduce costs, increase throughput, boost quality with technologies including collaborative robotics, AI, VR and 3D printing.   

Find out more. 


Lessons from Advanced Manufacturing Implementations

Wednesday, 24 May 11:45am

Management consultants Scott Adams, and Ian Walsh from Argon & Co, a global consultancy specialising in operations strategy and transformation share their insights from implementing advanced manufacturing, and technology solutions, including automation, data modelling, and planning systems, for clients across Australasia. 

Find out more.


Innovation Workshops

10 Types of Innovation 

Thursday, 25 May 10:30am – 12:30pm

Join passionate and experienced innovation leader Ross Pearce who will share his many insights and experiences of helping firms look beyond product development to innovate and create long-term value. Ross will outline how thinking about the Ten Types of Innovation® can help manufacturing firms realise their growth aspirations through clear, focused actions, practical execution and robust innovation discipline.

Register for free!


Using R&D to solve real world technical problems

Thursday, 25 May 1:00pm – 03:00pm

Led by Callaghan Innovation’s Applied Technologies Team, this workshop will feature a blend of technical presentations and case studies showing how the team has worked with leading Kiwi manufacturers to solve real-world technical problems.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a diverse group of experts and explore how our team can provide innovative R&D solutions to accelerate your business success.

Register for free!