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The Hawke's Bay Advantage

Hawke's Bay provides an enviable location for a variety of successful organisations. Ask anyone who has a business in Hawke's's Bay and they will agree, Hawke's Bay is the best place to invest and live.

Businesses that chose to locate their operations in Hawke's Bay,enjoy improved business performance by  taking  advantage of:

  • Reduced expenditure on fixed and variable costs when compared to larger cities.
  • Releasing capital through reduced land and building costs.
  • Efficient supply chain opportunities.
  • A large production and processing industry base providing extensive logistics, distribution and storage infrastructure.
  • Reduced delivery times from Port to distribution centre.
  • A convenient, cost effective transport network including one of New Zealand's most prominent container Ports.
  • A selection of quality, inexpensive commercial opportunities in which to locate.
  • A stable, skilled workforce and professional training facilities.

Relocating your business to Hawke's Bay makes good economic sense and provides you opportunity to totally reengineer your supply chain and significantly improve your bottom line.

In the long-term, on-going reduced fixed costs can be achieved and lower variable costs can be expected

– let us prove it to you...

Register your interest (in confidence) and find out how relocating to Hawke's Bay could benefit your business - go to contact us and Business Hawke's Bay will assist you.


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Hawke's Bay


Hawke's Bay provides local businesses with multiple distribution choices including rail, sea, air and road.

Napier Port is primarily an export hub with capacity for increased volumes of imports. The shipping service and information technology systems available in Napier are equivalent or better than other major New Zealand ports.

Hawke's Bay Airport is situated on State Highway 2 at Westshore, Napier, approximately 10 minutes from the Napier CBD and 20 minutes from Hastings. Air New Zealand provides frequent daily direct services, using modern turbo-prop aircraft, to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, with connections for other centres and international destinations, while Sunair has services to Gisborne, Tauranga and Hamilton. There are scheduled freight services available.

Who is located in Hawke's Bay?

  • 3R Group
  • ABB Limited
  • Airnet NZ Ltd
  • Allbrite industries
  • ATI Engineering Ltd
  • Big Save Furniture
  • Blue Seventy
  • Etika (NZ) Ltd
  • Farmlands
  • Focus Genetics
  • Furnware
  • Future Products Group (FPG)
  • HeinzWattie's
  • Higgins
  • McCain Foods Limited
  • Ovation
  • Pan Pac
  • RCR Energy
  • Sirtrack
  • Sportsground.co.nz
  • Tumu Group
  • WaiPak
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