New Caledonian AMD Maintenance Cluster on a scoping mission to New Zealand [fr]
On October 8-12, 2018, a “Sustainable Maintenance Association” mission will take place in New Zealand. The AMD delegation will meet with the Embassy of France, the Ministry of foreign affairs and trade (MFAT), and a series of Auckland-based companies from the maintenance sector.
Labeled at the end of 2010, the “Sustainable Maintenance Association” (Association de maintenance durable, AMD is a cluster of companies specialised in the field of maintenance (industrial, building, tertiary). Made of 60 members, the AMD cluster employs 2000 staff and boasts a US$ 255 million turnover.
As part of the regional integration strategy advocated by the Government of New Caledonia the AMD cluster made two trips to Perth and Port Vila in May 2017 and March 2018, respectively. During their time in New Zealand (October 8-12), the AMD delegation will meet the ambassador of France, the Ministry of foreign affairs and trade (MFAT), and a series of Auckland-based companies from the maintenance sector.
The objectives of the scoping mission are to:
a) present and promote the expertise and know-how of the cluster;
b) gain a better understanding of the New Zealand market with regards to maintenance;
c) identify economic opportunities, particularly in terms of subcontracting;
d) identify potential vocational cooperation training avenues.
The visit is part of the New Caledonia-New Zealand Joint Cooperation Plan signed in 2016, aimed at boosting bilateral exchanges, including through the promotion of joint ventures.
The Delegation of New Caledonia to New Zealand, based at the Embassy of France, is in charge, in collaboration with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), of implementing the New Caledonia-New Zealand Joint Cooperation Plan.