Tauranga-based device manufacturer secures R&D growth grant

Tauranga-based Bluelab Corporation, which makes electronic metering and control devices to aid plant growth, will use a new research and development growth grant to speed up taking a new sensory product to market in the next year.

It was one of 14 companies among the latest growth grants handed out by government-funded Callaghan Innovation which are estimated to be worth up to $15.8 million over three years, based on applicants’ indications of their likely research and development spend.

Bluelab exports nearly all it produces to 15 countries, with the major markets being the US, Australia, and the UK.

Written by Fiona Rotherham for The New Zealand Herald, 20th April 2015