Whiteware deal

Fisher & Paykel has signed a US$50 million deal with Chinese appliance maker Haier, which will see the Qingdao-based manufacturer take a 20 per cent stake in the New Zealand company. Haier has signed a cooperation agreement covering areas such as sales, manufacturing and joint business development, to transform itself from a producer best known for low prices into a supplier of higher, premium-priced technology. Haier is the world’s fourth largest home appliance manufacturer and employs more than 50,000 globally. Fisher & Paykel is based in East Tamaki. Fisher & Paykel Industries Ltd was founded in 1934 by Sir Woolf Fisher and Maurice Paykel.


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Microbiologist Tanu Gupta Wins Basil Jarvis Prize

Microbiologist Tanu Gupta Wins Basil Jarvis Prize

Palmerston North AgResearch senior scientist Tanushree Gupta has received the Basil Jarvis Prize at the Applied Microbiology Awards, which was presented to her in London, AgResearch communications specialist Gred Ford writes…