The Australian PMI fell three points during the month of July, down to 60.8, from 63.2. Two main indices were down including; new orders and export sales.
The Business NZ performance of manufacturing rose to 62.6, up from 60.7. All the main indices increased, including; production, new orders and employment, all expanding a few points. This upward trend signals a positive expansion in manufacturing. The latest lock-down could however impact the August figures. Albeit temporarily, as both Australian and NZ markets exhibiting excellent resilience.
This month we welcome the arrival of Marlon S, a TRUMPF Punch and Combination machine expert. Marlon is currently in Qld but will ultimately settle in Sydney. His addition to the team takes our TRUMPF specialist team to 21 engineers, by far the largest we have ever had and larger than any other sheet metal machine tool company in Australia/NZ combined. We are also excited that we have just received confirmation of approval for the arrival of Andrew F to our CNC machine Centre specialist team. His extensive and impressive experience in CNC machines and his imminent arrival from South Africa takes our CNC service division to the largest ever at Headland.
As the service team go from strength to strength, we also expand our search for top talent in the sales and marketing teams. Any recommendations for people passionate in serving clients, committed to technical credibility and focused on problem solving, will be warmly welcomed.
The execution of our ISO/Quality programs are progressing well and the review of our parts department (price and availability) are also making good progress.
In closing, I want to acknowledge the wonderful work of our front line teams who have continued to serve clients without missing a beat during some of the toughest lock-down conditions since the pandemic commenced. I also extend my thanks to the so many clients who have adjusted expectations and worked in partnerships with us as we all wrestle with unpredictable shipping and uncertainties in the supply chain which have effected all companies in some way over the last 6+ months . Thank you!