In coming into the engineering business in Dunedin as an outsider, and non engineer, what has always intrigued me about the engineering base is the relative complementary nature of companies. Most Dunedin engineering companies, like Farra, have developed specialised products, skills or machinery that enables them to compete at a national or international level as there simply isn’t enough local work to support them. And in developing unique markets they don’t regularly compete with each other.
Dunedin is a small city and EDI has been an excellent platform to further that relationship between these companies, to encourage them to work together recognising that for core parts of their business they don’t actually compete. And that is what I have experienced with my involvement in EDI. For example Farra’s have worked closely with Action, EB’s, Hillside (what a loss to the city) Palmers Mechanical and Scott Technology to name a few and I value that relationship we have with those companies. EDI has fostered that and we are all the better for it.
CEO – Farra Engineering
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