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India Study Tour Delegation: Report
8 Apr 2014
A delegation of senior government officials from India, recently came to New Zealand on a study tour.
INZBC hosted an event for the study tour. The broad purpose of the visit of the delegates was to enable the participants to gain a first-hand knowledge of the recent reforms in governance and public administration of the country visited. The aim is to expose them to governance systems in foreign countries to ensure efficient and effective delivery of public services, accountability and mechanisms for responding to the people's needs and to enable them to draw useful lessons, with the possibility of their applicability in their home country-India.
INZBC Chair, Sunil Kaushal welcomed the delegates on behalf of INZBC, drawn from various Ministries and across different states in India.
He spoke about the opportunities that India has to offer and the transfer of knowledge and technology from New Zealand various industries to India is one of the areas which the delegates could explore. He wished the delegates a very pleasant stay and an useful trip to Wellington and Christchurch.
Wenceslaus Anthony, Head, Government Relations, INZBC later explained adressed the gathering. He said that New Zealand has a modern, prosperous and developed market economy and was ranked the 3rd "most developed" country in 2010 according to the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Index, 4th in the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation.
New Zealand economy is facing the same challenges and opportunities as being faced at global level. However, businesses in New Zealand are significantly more optimistic about the outlook for global economy and their business revenue growth over the next 12 months. In New Zealand, 2014 undoubtedly is being considered a year of change and opportunities for the business. The year started positively for the New Zealand as the self sustaining global economic recovery continued to gain momentum. Business confidence is at its highest level in 20 years. Businesses have no doubt that economic activity will accelerate in 2014.
New Zealand is heavily dependent on international trade, particularly in agricultural products. Exports account for a high 24 % of its output, making New Zealand vulnerable to international commodity prices and global economic slowdowns. Its principal export industries are agriculture, horticulture, fishing, forestry and mining, which make up about half of the country's exports. Its major export partners are Australia, China, United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
However, New Zealand is working towards a greater bi-lateral trade between India and New Zealand.
Keeping in line with transfer of Knowledge he said that New Zealand has an opportunity to take a lead on a cold chain project in which New Zealand companies can collaborate to address India's large cold storage deficit. The deficit, estimated at over 37MMT, causes billions of dollars of vegetables, cereals and fruit to be lost each year in India making it a major food security issue for a country with a large and rapidly growing population, including millions living below the poverty line. This not only enables NZ to b e part of technology transfer but also help in the social upliftment of people .
A presentation was also given by Sameer Handa, Executive Committee member of INZBC and CEO- Patton NZ. He said that Patton NZ has manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand and sales representation throughout the Pacific and Asia, Patton is a fast growing and internationally respected company. The head office is based in Auckland, New Zealand with nine branches spread throughout the country.
Patton takes pride in supplying quality products to professionals in the refrigeration, air conditioning and mechanical services industries. Their experience and technical expertise has helped them develop innovative products and keep up with the latest developments in the industry.
As manufacturers, they build equipment to clients precise specifications and provide component support for installation to ensure their refrigeration machinery will operate reliably for many years. Their "One Stop" shop for parts philosophy and dispatch service is driven by the need to ensure their customers get parts as fast as possible.
Patton continues to expand its product range and distribution network to meet the global demand for efficient, reliable and cost effective refrigeration equipment for today and the future.
Patton Ltd is part of the NZPM Group of Cooperative Companies.
He said that Patton second Asian operation is based in India with its corporate office in Noida and sales offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur. Sales offices operate through dealer network spread across India and work closely with OEMs in the field of HVAC&R. The large expansion of the refrigeration industry within the Indian market has seen great growth in a short space of time. Now representing many world leading brands in the field of digital instruments, tools, equipments, compressors, spare parts & consumables for HVAC&R industry, along with our Patton range of evaporators and condensing units for cold rooms & CA rooms, Patton India is well respected for its technically experienced industry support.
He said that Patton can design and manufacture speciality equipment for all sectors of the refrigeration industry. Whatever be the application required in India, Patton has the technical expertise and engineering to provide a solution.
Some of the Applications that Patton does are :
Fruit and Produce
Wineries and Breweries
Bhav Dhillon, Treasurer, INZBC, in his vote of thanks, acknowledged Ansuya Naidoo and the BNZ for providing the facilities and for the hospitality.
He also said that size of New Zealand can never swamp the Indian Market with products and NZ is a knowledgeable economy and does not have the aspiration to be mass player in the Indian Agri Commodities market including dairy.
Prof. Rakesh Gupta, Programme Director, 39th APPPA, Indian Institute of Public Administration and Leader of the Delegation later presented a memento and thanked INZBC for the excellent opportunity and hospitality at Auckland.