Tait confirms commitment to Christchurch as it aligns resources for growth

Tait Communications has confirmed its commitment to Christchurch as part of a refocus of its global business operations. 

The company, which employs 975 people globally, today started consultation on a proposal with staff on elements of its growth strategy that will see it refocus roles and resources in the organisation. 

Frank Owen, CEO of Tait Communications, said the proposed changes are designed to ensure Tait Communications delivers further on its global strategy of moving towards solutions and services for the benefit of customers. 

"Tait Communications has a clear strategy to be increasingly relevant to our customers' evolving needs and driving further export growth," said Mr Owen. 

"We are already investing in market leadership and it is vital we make sure our people are working in the right areas and that these precious resources are driving growth." 

The proposal, which will potentially impact around 70 roles locally within the organization, comes after a review of its business and global market conditions. 

"While these changes are in the best interest of the company, our immediate focus will be on an effective and robust consultation period with our staff. This is very important to all of us at Tait." 

Tait remains committed to its Christchurch base, said Mr Owen. 

"As an example of the Tait commitment to Christchurch, we are soon to benefit from a multi-million-dollar new campus that's being funded by the Tait Foundation. This will enable new lines of business and ways of working, as well as bring jobs and new opportunities to the wider business community." 

Tait is one of New Zealand's most successful exporters with a turnover in excess of US$150 million per annum. 

The company has been in business for over forty years and has been through many changes. 

"We are responding to the changes that are affecting our customers and evolving our business so we can continue to offer them the best services and solutions," said Mr Owen. 

"These changes will ensure Tait is in a strong position for the future and we are very positive about the long term opportunities for the company."