Hamilton engineer has learned to love high NZ dollar

His bright blue eyes sparkle as he enthuses about the opportunities for New Zealand entrepreneurs, and laughter frequently punctuates his conversation. Engelsman heads Active Plastics, a Hamilton business the engineer began in 2002.

Eleven years on, the company employs 14 people, and turns over $2.8 million a year. Products ranging from rubbish bin lids to car park sensors are turned out at his Te Rapa factory, and the key, says Engelsman, is to do it better than anyone else.

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