Manufacturing Jobs in Christchurch

Christchurch has a thriving and dynamic manufacturing sector. Christchurch is the second largest manufacturing centre in New Zealand behind Auckland, and the sector is the second largest contributor to the Canterbury regional economy.

If one thing defines the sector’s competitive advantage it is its specialisation: a focus on developing products for global niche markets combined with a relentless pursuit of innovation and product development, quality and value-for-money.

Collectively, the sector supplies a broad range of national and international markets that include:

  • food processing
  • marine
  • communications
  • commercial
  • refrigeration

  • agriculture/primary sector
  • mass transport
  • medical devices
  • power management
  • horizontal infrastructure
  • construction
  • defence
  • domestic and commercial electrical

Meet some of the employers

Manufacturing in Christchurch

Supporting these larger organisations is a sophisticated supply chain of local component manufacturers that includes sheet-metal fabrication and heavy engineering, plastics, rubber and composite materials, electronics and electrical equipment, as well as companies supplying sub-assemblies, components, and parts to a diverse range of industrial markets.