Taranaki's manufacturing sector contributes 11% of our GDP and employs over 8670 people.

Taranaki’s strength in manufacturing is reflected in the number and breadth of businesses involved, their calibre, entrepreneurial spirit and export orientation.

Taranaki is home to more than 570 manufacturing businesses, which collectively employ 8,670 people – around 17% of Taranaki’s employment base - and create 11% of the region’s GDP.

A new report by Venture Taranaki takes a closer look at this often underestimated sector, and some of the world-leading innovations being developed in Taranaki. Covering 18 of the region's manufacturers, working in industries spanning cheese to chest protection, microcircuits to methanol, and stainless steel sculptures to surfboards.

Download the report here