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Ergonomics and Productivity

Productivity

Integ is continually developing solutions in the workplace to increase efficiency and profitability. The following definition is helpful to define and understand the opportunities in addressing productivity solutions.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Productivity

The most important statement being that productivity ” can be expressed as the ratio of output to inputs used in the production process”. The goal of any company is to increase this ratio to get the most value out of what they are doing and the Integ range of tools can help achieve this.

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is often misunderstood and when focused on, has large benefits and opportunities in the workplace.

Have a look at the excellent glossary of ergonomic terms at Ergoweb for a better understanding of what Ergonomics actually means and see what forms the basis of how Integ develops solutions.

Orgatec, is the future active furniture?

To keep on top of the current trends in the work space industry, it is important for us to visit shows worldwide to see how the market is progressing. Orgatec is one of these shows. Stretching over 5 days and achieving a 56000 visitor attendance, this biannual show had a lot of ideas to offer, and a lot of walking to do to see it all. The major outcome that we noticed is that active furniture is getting to the point where it is starting to become common place. Examples of active furniture start at the height adjustable tables (such as our Adjustatable offerings) then ranged to balance boards, balance chairs and work space treadmills.

This was also a show which brought out the prototypes from established companies to get interest in possible future products such the self driving car prototype from Mercedes; completely unrelated to what we went there to see but interesting nonetheless.

Integ at BuildNZ Christchurch and Indesign Melbourne

It was a busy couple of weeks for the Modtec marketing team with Integ having a stall at BuildNZ in Christchurch on 4-6 August 2016, and a week later having a stall at Indesign in Melbourne (12-13 August).

BuildNZ gave the team a chance to see how far Christchurch has come since the 2011 earthquakes. New buildings and cranes dotted the city, but the large number of empty lots in the CBD shows there is still a way to go (70% of construction still to be completed apparently). This current and future development shows that Christchurch is a good place to showcase our brand, with the introduction of our Height adjustable tables allowing us to now offer a complete package of workspace productivity tools for all the new offices. Held at the excellent Horncastle Arena, the show was full with companies offering all types of building and fitout products and services and had a steady stream of visitors to keep everyone busy. For more information about the show check out the official BuildNZ page.

Melbourne Indesign was a completely different kind of show with Indesign being based around an innovative layout of warehouses dotted around Richmond and Collingwood, with each warehouse showcasing a small number of companies. Buses were running between the different venues making for an interesting peaks and lulls style visitor attendance which kept all of our guys on their toes. Partnering with Linak we were able to get one of the biggest stalls we have ever had which allowed us to showcase all of our products while leaving enough space for group discussions and foot traffic (Linak provide the majority of the parts for our Premium Adjustatable Electric Desk).  Indesign is also where we launched the Integ Workspace Competition for designers to have a chance to win their designed workspace! (entries are open until October). Again, check out the official Melbourne Indesign website for more information.

Community Project, India, Hosur

Modtec Community project in India with Mr Rajendiran, MD of Premier Sealing Products in Hosur.

Govt School for Boys Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India in 2011 for 450 boys.

Project 1 2011

Introduced a project “Save Mother Earth“ encouraging children to plant trees for oxygen and shelter. Modtec MD planted 4 large trees for shelter.

Project 2 2012

Selected 2 boys to represent the school/state, in the India championships for athletics and fencing. The boy selected for athletics became the fastest 15 yr old in India.

Modtec provided 1000 sets of writing materials, 40 school uniforms, and sports equipment.

Project 3 2015

950 boys 86 girls.

Selected 3 boys for scholarship to study in NZ.

Built a canteen for shelter and healthy eating for 400 children.

Project 4 2016

Approval to facilitate Shri Krishnan Memorial IT facility to teach 1000 children per year how to use the internet and computers.