R&D Awards



2012 Winner of a $726,400 development grant from Callaghan Innovation (NZTE). This was a particular honor as only 20 companies in New Zealand are rewarded with funding. 


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​2003Winner of  the Unitec Research and Development Award for outstanding achievement in systematic innovation development.


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Grants and Awards

Trade Awards



2011 Winner of New Zealand China Trade Association Award in the category Mondiale Doing Business in China/Investor in China: Teknatool International Ltd


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2009 Supreme Winner of New Zealand China Trade Association Award for Best NZ Business in China


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Innovation Awards


2015 the Nova DVR smart motor 18” drill press recently won a Pro Tool Innovation Award


2010Woodmagazine placed NOVA as number five in the top 25 innovations of the past 25 years for its NOVA Scroll Chuck



 2009 'Best Value' and 'Peoples choice' ​from Fine Woodworking Magazine USA



2008 NOVA 1624 and DVR XP Lathes win "Best Value Choice" from Fine Woodworking Magazine USA

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