HamiltonJet stung by Canterbury labour shortages

Oliver Lewis
Fri, 06 May 2022

HamiltonJet stung by Canterbury labour shortages
HamiltonJet supplies waterjets and control units for commercial and recreational vessels. (Image: Supplied)
Oliver Lewis
Fri, 06 May 2022
As labour shortages continue to bite, iconic Canterbury company HamiltonJet is considering moving some of its manufacturing offshore.Founded by Sir William Hamilton, the company produces waterjet propulsion systems and control units from its factory in Christchurch, which employs more than 400 people.It has recently had a nearly fourfold increase in orders, which managing director Ben Reed attributed to stimulus spending by governments around the world in response to covid-19.However, difficulty finding skilled workers – the company has b...

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