The manufacturing sector contributes 6.6% of total GDP in the region and is a major source of employment, with a workforce of 5,060 people in February 2020, or 7.7% of total employment in the region.
The largest components of the manufacturing sector in the region are food processing, fabricated metal product, machinery and equipment manufacturing, transport equipment and polymer and rubber product. Our focus on agrifood and renowned research and development in this sector makes Manawatū an attractive place to set up a high-value manufacturing business.
When Gyro Plastics outgrew their Wellington premises, they looked to Feilding to build something epic that they could be proud of. Find out more about Gyro's move and how it has benefited the business since.
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