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Manufacturing Sector focus
Helping you navigate the complexities and challenges impacting the manufacturing industry

CopperFox - Your trusted partner for business growth and transformation.

Manufacturing Sector focus

Challenges Manufacturing Businesses Face 

  1. I want to grow my business.

  2. I'm working ridiculous hours with little financial return

  3. I don't know if my business metrics are good or bad  and need some insights

  4. My cashflow is inadequate and / or unpredictable

  5. My business processes are highly manual and are grinding the business to a halt.

  6. I’m not sure my product costings are accurate

How we can Help You

  1. Identify the right growth strategy and working out a plan to put it into action

  2. Bringing our commercial, financial and operational expertise to the problem

  3. We'll recommend and help implement analytical tools & analysis that provides accurate and detailed financial and operational insights

  4. A full financial analysis of creditors, debtors and your billing processes, with fast fix actions and a longer-term finance plan

  5. Analyse the critical areas that need improving that will provide the most benefit to the business, build a roadmap for a digital transformation of that part of the business

  6. Help introduce end to end costing practices that enable accurate fully-loaded pricing of all products made.

Outcomes we expect to Deliver

  1. Clear focus and direction and a measurable plan to grow the business

  2. Transition to working smarter rather than harder

  3. Introduce tools & analysis that enables better fact-based decisions to be made going forward

  4. Greater clarity and transparency on your current & future cashflow position

  5. Smart investment in automation of key business processes that make the business scalable and run better

  6. Provide greater confidence about what it costs to produce individual product sku’s

We’re Proactive Problem Solvers & Change Managers helping Manufacturers spread across the country

Commercial Intelligence for Better Business

For hard working business owners, CopperFox are the hands-on experts that work alongside you to unlock the hidden value in your manufacturing business and help you make smarter decisions so you can sleep better at night.

What We Do

At CopperFox, we are committed to helping our clients Build Better Businesses.


Our services are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of NZ based manufacturers who make products either for local or overseas markets. We understand the pressures that businesses in this industry face, including production optimisation challenges; competing against cheaper alternatives; the increased cost of materials, labour and financing; volatility of the supply chain; the need to manage waste better; matching the investment in automation with the demand needed to make it viable; plus the constant need to invest in better, more efficient operating methods; and of course cashflow management. Accompanying all of this is the ability to analyse and understand what is happening now (good, bad or indifferent) in order for you to change for the better in the future.​

We’ve worked with large manufacturing companies in both the food sector, consumer products and engineering sectors, helping them firstly secure a foundation for understanding the now, with the ambition to grow and operate better in the future (business & operating structures). We help implement important process and procedural changes that make managing their business more effective and efficient, basing decision-making on facts rather than just gut feel. We help make changes to their businesses that are going to make a difference.

We embed ourselves within their management team to provide useful insight, analysis and advice around trends, performance, risk management and the most effective way to manage and grow the business, analysing the feasibility of options and opportunities along the way. 

​In our experience, the above-mentioned critical areas of exposure for the sector, if managed well, can lay the foundation for sustainable profitability in what is traditionally challenging to operate in.  Our focus is on helping you strengthen those foundations so that ongoing profitability becomes the norm and your growth ambitions aren't hindered. Often owners are so embedded in the hectic day to day operational activities of the business, they are prevented from working on the business as opposed to in it. That's where our support can be useful.

Our Services

Commercial Support

Regular and on-demand commercial advice in relation to current and past business performances and financial position, and what activities are needed going forward that enhance organisational value. 

Improvement Projects

Prioritised improvement initiatives (things like processes and systems upgrades, capital raising, asset management and investment, supply chain management, and providing better information that helps deliver more informed decisions.

Big Data Analytics

Structured management of business data that then provides in-depth operational, financial, and customer-centric trends and insights, allowing for more evidence-based decision making. 

Using technologies to enhance existing operating models and production opportunities, thereby improving the overall customer experience while also protecting your margins. 

Advisory Board

Flexible on-demand access to experienced senior people resources that strengthen and compliments your leadership team and lead to delivering better results.   

Executive Mentoring

Empowered and capable business leaders aligned with each other, to contribute more effectively in delivering on an organisation’s strategy

Meet our team of experienced business consultants

We are agile, adaptive, and skilled problem solvers who tailor our business support to your specific needs, to deliver outcomes that have enduring value. ​Our experienced consultants are recognised as proactive, results-oriented leaders who work collaboratively with clients to deliver business growth and outcomes that have enduring value.​ As your business consultant, we will navigate our way around obstacles throughout the life cycle of your business while all the time enjoying the lighter moments in celebrating your success, as life is too short not to enjoy the people you work with. 

Managing Partner

+64 21 254 7169

Rob is the co-founder of CopperFox. He has over 30 years’ experience in business, the last 10 of which has been spent consulting with private clients. 

Managing Partner

+64 21 222 7792

Tony is co-founder of CopperFox. He has 30 years of experience in business and established NZ’s first outsourced CFO business.

Associate, Advisory Board Chair

+64 215 38556

Leigh is an experienced Business, Sales & Marketing Strategy Consultant joining CopperFox as an Associate.


+64 21 545 372

Tibor has over 20 years’ experience in business consultancy & a real passion for improving businesses strategic focus, growth and prosperity. 

Greg Harrison


+64 274 384023

Greg has spent the last 30 years helping businesses grow and prosper as a CA, business advisor and mentor.

Paul Yallop


+6421 260 3065


Paul’s illustrious career has spanned many sectors including technology, retail, wholesale, hospitality and the “not for profit” sector.

Manufacturing Sector focus

Book Your FREE Business Consultation Now

Whether your manufacturing business is chasing aggressive growth or looking to strengthen its resilience in a rapidly changing business environment, your experienced business consultants can help. In our 30-minute call, you will get recommendations for immediate adjustments that will improve the performance and profitability of YOUR company.

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