Helping New Zealand Manufacturers Deliver Across the Globe



Based in Porirua, Wellington, Vega is known around the world for its high performance marine navigation products. The company has been building very specialised marine beacons for more than 40 years and provides navigational technology to most of the world’s ports and coastlines. Vega focuses relentlessly on optical performance right from the early design stage though to the manufacturing process and installation of each product. Vega is part of the Carmanah Group of companies.

 

Meeting customer demands

Vega operates its own substantial onsite manufacturing facility but meeting fluctuating global demand requires a combination of both onsite and offsite manufacturing. The company meets customer demand by outsourcing aspects of its manufacturing to Myriad Engineering on an ongoing basis.

The work varies from a wide range of small quantities of componentry for customised beacons through to large, regular orders for their flagship, off the shelf products.

The two manufacturing teams know each other well. Vega team members have visited our 1,000+ sq. metre workshop, and understand the capabilities of our large range of high tech machinery and our team. By working closely together we machine four different products to Vega, very cost effectively, meeting their quantity and timing requirements always.

 

Custom builds and custom service

To save Vega time and hassle we deal directly with their casting supplier and manage the quality on their behalf. We do all the machining, anodising and assembly of products delivering them ready for painting. It all reduces their workload and ensures a seamless service.

Mark meets with Vega regularly to discuss requirements, manage lead times and develop forecasts. Mark says, “The two teams enjoy working together and with regular communication we are all kept in the loop. We are often able to provide innovative ideas and suggestions that can help improve efficiencies and outputs. We love supporting local manufacturers like Vega and being part of their continued success and growth.”

 

In our customer’s words

Philip van Pelt is Vega’s Supply Chain Team Leader. He says, “we mostly work with Mark who is always friendly and helpful. If we ever have any quality issues, he deals with it promptly and without a fuss. Having Myriad Engineering’s help takes the heat off us when we have high workloads. On top of our regular work, Myriad Engineering do a variety of small jobs and short runs that we can’t fit in. They’re always there for us.”