air new zealand cargo canterbury export awards 2010 - kelford cams wins small to medium exporter of the year
On Thursday 1st July 2010 the Air New Zealand Cargo Canterbury Export Awards were held at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. (We were entered into the Small to Medium Exporter of the Year category).
"This year there was an increase in entries in the ‘small to medium exporter' category, (under 20 full time employees) which is promising for future export growth.
With only 600 New Zealand companies contributing 91% of all our export, recognising the efforts and encouraging smaller companies to grow is vital to the future of New Zealand's growth."
The general comment by judges has been around the high calibre of entrants. Export New Zealand Canterbury Chairman, Kent France says "The awards recognise the recipients as leaders in manufacturing and the smart application of technology."
Five years ago we planned to export our Japanese performance camshafts to the world because no one in the market was doing a very good job of it and we knew we could beat them on the race track. Today we dominate that market in USA, especially in the top level drag racing scene.
So the for the planning, investment and hard work to be recognised with this award is very special to us and it backs up the fact that it doesn't have to come out of the U.S.A. or Japan to be a superior product. This is a win for our loyal NZ customers, tuners and engine builders that have been with us along the way.
The future is exciting for us. We have lots of new product development underway including implementing a complete tool steel cam production line so that we can release our own brand of MotoX and Jet Ski camshafts.