Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Award winning, local plastics manufacturer LinkPlas hosted The Right Honourable John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand on Tuesday, 10 August.
The highlight of the visit was the tour of the factory, The Rt. Hon. John Key was suitably impressed with the running of the Aoki stretch, blow-moulding machines used to produce LinkPlas’ numerous plastic bottle designs.
An array of subjects were discussed including expansion and export opportunities as well as employment terms.
LinkPlas is known both locally and internationally for its top-quality, innovative products. They have won numerous prestigious awards, from its world first ‘PETTLE’ wine bottle, the innovative ‘420 Volcanic Spring’ water bottle to the Waiwera PET water bottle.
The latest custom design in the LinkPlas range is the ‘All Blacks Drink Bottle’, manufactured onsite for plastic container innovators, Sistema. The bottle was designed to be added to the Sistema collection of merchandise displaying the All Black logo. They have the rights to reproduce these for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The bottle and twist n pop cap has been entered into the upcoming New Zealand Plastics Awards in October 2010.
MD, Steve Morrison presented The Rt. Hon. Mr Key with the new Sistema All Blacks drink bottle prior to his next engagement at the North Harbour Business Associations awards event for the Bachelor of Business Studies Scholarship.
This article is also featured in the October 2010 Plastics NZ Newsletter