In a recent article written by Julien Leys from the Building Industry Federation (BIF) which appeared in BRANZ Build Magazine, Julien raised the awareness that the Building Industry needs to rethink the supply chain, as a result of Covid-19.
In this article, Julien mentions “the globalised world where manufacturing roads lead to China has forced a rethink of what percentage of the supply chain should be dependent on one locality.” He goes on to say, “that supporting local manufacturing is essential for New Zealand’s recovery as this supports and generates employment and training of New Zealanders.”
MiTek has for over 50 years contributed to the New Zealand economy, and building industry with their manufacturing and support offices in Auckland and Christchurch as well as their satellite employees across the country. MiTek continually promotes innovation, productivity, and employee growth to ensure MiTek delivers building solutions for today while continuing to invest in New Zealand’s future.
So, returning to work, MiTek is hard at it to provide manufacturing certainty and suppling timber connectors that continually meet the New Zealand Building Code. MiTek LUMBERLOK and BOWMAC products are designed, developed, manufactured and certified by Chartered Professional Engineers to satisfy New Zealand Building Code requirements. All products are rigorously tested in New Zealand with building materials that are available and frequently used by New Zealanders. Obtaining CodeMark Accreditation for LUMBERLOK Timber connectors confirms the position that MiTek products meet the 3604:2011 Building Code.
Trust is critical when building, and it’s comforting to know that the products used are supported and backed up by the manufacturer. So yes, MiTek keep it local. MiTek product test reports are based on New Zealand construction methodologies that meet or exceed the strength and serviceability requirements as outlined in the New Zealand Building Code. These test reports are then independently assessed for confirmation. Unlike foreign manufacturers, that rely on tests from foreign practices, using foreign materials.
MiTek's products and building solutions which are aligned with 3604:2011 are also supported by MiTek's New Zealand based engineers and account managers who are freely contactable when structural clarification is required on-site for timber-framed houses. Providing peace of mind.
So, when NZ does get back to “normal” architects can be assured that the trust so many have placed with MiTek prior to lockdown will remain, along with the support which has always been received, from a company that has always supported the New Zealand construction industry.