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Every astute business owner has a risk analysis with plans to mitigate those risks. Within the Frame and Truss industry elements such as housing downturn,...

When you look at a plant with the intention of exploring automation to improve overall efficiency and safety, what are you looking for? The first...

One of the many realities of living in the upper Midwest is dealing with the cold and icy conditions of its sometimes perilous winter. So...

‘Don’t just look at the outputs. You need to consider the entire package. The support, being a local supplier and not international, the servicing requirements...

A young accountant fresh out of college is interviewed by the owner of a small business. “I need someone with an accounting degree,” says the man. “But mainly I’m looking for someone to do my worrying for me. I have lots of things to worry about, but I want someone else to worry about money matters.” “OK,” says the accountant. “How much are you offering?” “You can start at $75,000 a year,” says the owner. “That’s a great salary!” says the young accountant. “How can a business like yours afford to pay so much?”

Optimisation- Did you know? Optimisation software is where the real value of your linear saw lies and all optimising algorithms are NOT created equal. Vekta’s...

Localities of our Support engineers Paul Donnell, the Production Manager from Bunnings Hallam clearly defines the industry wide expectation. ‘We expect as little down time as possible as when the saw stops, the whole floor stops.’ To achieve this outcome, he believes it is particularly important to, ‘Talk through issues over the phone and have a local tech.’ Alistair Green from AAA agreed; ‘Response times are very important.’   We pride ourselves on working as one team so while our eight support engineers are spread across the world (Perth, Melbourne, Auckland and Minneapolis), we have perfected a team problem solving approach so no problem is ever too hard to solve. Vekta has just recruited our second Auckland based support engineer and we will be putting him through the paces with three months of intense training at our manufacturing facility in Perth. Having two support engineers located in Auckland, will help NZ customers but also benefit Australian early morning starters due to the time difference advantage. Watch this space for more on Brisbane, Sydney and Christchurch support engineers.

For anyone who has started a business from scratch you'll agree that the first year is a write-off. Learning everything from payroll, setting up bank...