Wednesday, 24 July 2013

On a number of occasions we get asked how good are the Crystal digital gauges? I find this a hard question to answer from an unbiased point of view.
But I got asked this recently and it reminded me of an incident a while back when I was showing Melanie (my new girlfriend, back then) around CPS in the early days of our relationship. This was after I told her I had a respectable job and wasn't a drug dealer! As I wouldn't tell her exactly what I did for a crust. Read More

Friday, 12 July 2013

Yesterday we had our IANZ (International Accreditation New Zealand) audit for our new temperature lab in New Plymouth. CPS was due it's three-yearly audit for Calibration of infrared temperature guns and IR cameras. But with the addition of Paul Martin and Nathan Ryder to the CPS team, this audit was transferred to our new office in New Plymouth, where Paul is the Laboratory Manager. Read More

CPS 2008 Auckland Export of the Year........ Finalist
Friday, 31 May 2013

Yes back in 2008 CPS entered the Auckland Exporter of the Year Awards. And after a few grueling interviews, we were selected as one of the three finalists from hundreds of applicants. Our main export product is the CPS comparator which I designed way back in the mid-90's. We exported a few over the years but not until we convinced Crystal Engineering to take it on as a product line did sales really take off. Read More

Friday, 24 May 2013

After an absence of seven years, CPS is returning to the Naki. Yes we are opening an office again in New Plymouth. I had been wanting to return for a while, so made some inquiries about buying one of the IANZ registered calibration labs but no luck. Kirsty and I felt the time was right to return to Taranaki and try again. This time CPS is bigger, more organised, and the oil & gas industry is a lot stronger. This new office will be managed by Paul Martin – ex Laboratory Manager for Pentair New Plymouth. It's a coup for Paul to join us, a fantastic way to start. Read More

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

One thing that has interested me recently is solar power, so after reading an article on solar power generation in the January issue of “ The Shed” mag – I was impressed about what I was reading - so I gave the guys at “What Power Crisis” a call. Read More