Conference 2014

Composites Conquering New Markets

The 2014 Conference, held 10 September, was a great success and members gained valuable insight into ways of breaking into new markets, learning from case studies presented on use of composites in many varied applications.
The September 2015 Conference is scheduled for Auckland and more details will be available closer to the time.



The Composites Association of New Zealand (CANZ) will provide a forum for the composites industry to exchange information, celebrate successes and solve problems. This will be achieved by:

  • Being the primary source of composites information for its members.
  • Encouraging and facilitating interaction between its members.
  • Developing industry specific training programs.
  • Providing a unified voice when dealing with Government and its agencies.
  • Promoting the development of new markets for composite products

New Members

Welcome to our new members:

Northland Contract Boatbuilders Ltd


To become the primary source of advice and assistance for all Composite Industry members participants in New Zealand and the Pacific.

To be responsible for information dissemination, industry training, Government interaction, and promotion of composites, resulting in a growing and profitable composites industry.

Contact Us

Composites Association of New Zealand Inc.

PO Box 90 448, Victoria St West, Auckland

Telephone: 09 376 7732
Fax: 09 360 0019



Air New Zealand's new carbon-fibre 787-9 is a game-changer

The new Boeing 787-9 touched down in Auckland in July 2014.  Air New Zealand is the first airline in the world to take delivery of the Boeing 787-9.


Read more here


The last members meeting was held 10 December at the new venue for the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials in Newmarket, Auckland. 

Details of upcoming events to be confirmed soon.