Story: Factory industries

New Zealand factories in Australia

New Zealand factories in Australia

New Zealand firm Sleepyhead is one of many that now have factories overseas. Sleepyhead, a mattress, carpet underlay and foam manufacturer, has factories in Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. The company’s Brisbane factory, shown here, uses a fully computerised automatic fabric handling system called Eton, which was developed in-house.

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Ian Hunter, 'Factory industries - Inflation and deregulation, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010