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One hundred and twenty New Zealand businesses have recently been accepted into the Export Excelerator Programme – designed to fast-track their global export plans.

The EMA’s ExportNZ arm is fully funding 30 businesses, and partially funding 90 others, with an aim to collectively increase annual export revenue by more than $100 million over 12 months to help boost New Zealand’s economy.

“Our Export Excelerator Programme is a fantastic initiative that connects Kiwi businesses with experienced exporters for invaluable mentoring,” says the EMA’s chief executive, Brett O’Riley. “The 120 Excelerators have been selected from New Zealand’s top exporting businesses that offer products and services in manufacturing, health tech, biotech, agri-tech, technology, pharmaceutical, innovation and food sectors.” 

The Export Excelerator Programme pairs businesses with exporters who have already succeeded on a global scale to help tackle the challenges of global expansion with others. Key areas where businesses already in the programme find most useful include: capitalising on opportunities; avoiding common mistakes; challenging assumptions; and providing access to a community of like-minded business owners for advice and support.

The companies that secured a fully-funded position in the programme include:

30 Seconds Limited

30 Seconds is New Zealand’s favourite range of cleaning products.

180degrees Ltd

Make the most delicious crackers and bites in the world. All our products are made with the finest quality natural ingredients.

Advanced Aerospace

A leading global specialist in prototyping carbon fibre composite solutions.

AlphaGen NZ Ltd (Trading as Ārepa)

Ārepa is a plant-based nootropic designed to assist your brain during moments of stress. Made in New Zealand with the help of world-renowned neuroscientists.

Argust Heating Ltd

Argus Heating has specialised in electrical heating element design, manufacture, and repair for over 50 years.

Armatec Environmental Ltd

World-class industrial fibreglass products and solutions to reduce emissions to the environment in ➀ Air Pollution Control ➁ Odour Control ➂ Wastewater.

BioBrew Ltd

BioBrew products are made in two specialist facilities dedicated to making fresh microbial products for the agricultural, equine, and companion animal sectors.

Connex Wire Ltd

Specialise in designing and manufacturing quality wire harness solutions, partnering with customers to find the right solution.

Enlighten Designs Ltd

We are a human-centred design and technical agency. 


Create orthopaedic instrument solutions for implant companies and orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. We offer bespoke design and manufacturing services, contract manufacturing, along with our own line of instruments.

Fiber Fresh

Fiber Fresh has developed high-performance animal feed formulas, predominantly for horse and calf feed.

Kids Ride Shotgun

The shotgun kids mountain bike seat is designed for toddlers 2 – 5 years old, is fully adjustable, and mounts to the top tube or frame of any mountain bike.

Kilwell Fibretube Ltd

Continuous research and development in fibre and resin technologies has seen Kilwell Fibretube become a global leader in the innovative and efficient design of composite products.

LilyBee Wrap

Beeswax wraps LilyBee is an Eco-friendly food wraps handcrafted with cotton and beeswax. A New Zealand reusable plastic wrap alternative.

Medella Health Ltd

FLOWpresso is a unique, non-invasive compression technology, designed to provide an overall FLOW (Fascia Lymphatic Overall Wellness) experience. The wellness device encourages relaxation, sleep and improves energy.

New Zealand Cheese Ltd

Since starting in 2017 we have been supplying cheese from small independent producers to food service all round NZ.

Oasis Engineering Ltd

Specialists in the design and manufacture of precision valve products for the compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle market.

Onfarm Data Limited

OnFarm Data specialises in all your farm data collection and automation requirements.

Plazmax Limited

Manufacture revolutionary and state of the art plasma cutting CNC systems and robotic systems.


Specialists in environmentally friendly, high-performance, protective lanolin lubricants, anti-seize grease lubes, and corrosion inhibitors.

Q-Subs / Eclipse Valves Ltd

Manufacturing company making High pressure Gas Valves, Compressors and Gas control systems.

Rhino Manufacturing

The New Zealand industry leader in mudguards (aluminium, stainless steel, plastic), toolboxes, mountings and other accessories.

Serious Food Co

Most snack foods aren’t made in a way that’s any good for you or the planet.  We’re here to change all that. From the farm to the bag, our organic products are 100% traceable, and free from chemical nasties, so you can snack in a way that’s sustainable for your body and sustainable for the world. 

Smartlife Labs Limited

With over 10 years of experience in designing and building Smart Homes, we are experts in all areas of integrated & easy to use Automation.

Smith & Burton Ltd

Luxurious, natural dog grooming products.

Starex Manufacturing

Create customised innovative and stimulating play spaces, preschool furniture and resources to enrich the lives of kiwi kids.

Taiao Estate Ltd

Taiao Wines are grown in the Bridge Pa district which has spectacular wine growing features formed by the shifting flow of the Ngaruroro River which left behind red metal, free draining alluvial soils, gravel and stony terrace.

Tai Tokerau Honey Ltd

100% Maori owned and operated beekeeping company, specialising in the production of the famous Mānuka Honey.


Creator of NZ’s most customisable range of ute accessories built for commercial fleets, trade & recreation.

Victor Hydraulics Ltd

Passionate about hydraulic cylinders.

The opportunity created for these 120 export businesses through the programme is thanks to Air New Zealand Cargo, Westpac Institutional Bank, Ports of Auckland, BDO and Zespri.

Glenn Baker

Glenn is a professional writer/editor with 50-plus years’ experience across radio, television and magazine publishing.


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