MiTek: at the top of its game

By NZHJ December 11, 2015 Profiles of Success

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MiTek NZ continues to be a top provider of New Zealand designed and manufactured building components including the MiTek Truss System for timber frame & truss fabrication, LUMBERLOK timber connectors for timber framing assembly and BOWMAC Structural Brackets.

A four-time winner of Hardware Supplier of the Year, MiTek’s Graham Hunt explains that the company’s ongoing success comes down to a combination of smart business practices and, most importantly, technical expertise.

“As a company we strive for technical excellence and we are confident that, if we get that right, success will follow. Product price, promotion and distribution are mostly a given in this industry today if you want sustained growth. So our competitive advantage is technical. We’ve had 50 years in the business and the expert technical solutions our highly trained and motivated staff members deliver to the New Zealand industry are MiTek’s biggest strength.”

In parallel with its trusted hardware offerings, a key component of MiTek NZ’s continued industry relevance is its ongoing commitment to developing its design software and online support.

“As the building industry grows from a technology standpoint it looks around for tools to help – and that’s where we come in. Over the years, we have been heavily involved in design software and for the last two years we have been placing emphasis on digital marketing using QR codes and apps, particularly for builder and merchant staff training,” Hunt says.

Recent developments include:

  • This is how you do it! video series – User-friendly training and installation guides for fixing LUMBERLOK and BOWMAC products in common applications either at home or on site on mobile devices.
  • MiTek Fixings Guide App – A mobile friendly and constantly updated version of MiTek’s Structural Fixings On-site Guide for Building Code Compliance that provides invaluable, easy to use, onsite information to builders, building designers and officials based largely on NZS 3604:2011.
  • Posi-STRUT on-line design tool – Allows designers multiple levels of choice on span and floor depth and encourages direct contact between designers and the MiTek engineering office.

In 2016 MiTek releases its next generation design software, incorporating Building Information Modelling (BIM) and various tools to make frame & truss manufacturing easier and more efficient than ever, and continuing the company’s focus on providing relevant and up to the minute technical information to New Zealand’s building industry.

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