BBC leaps onto elite list of Kiwi tech sector companies

The strong growth being experienced by BBC Technologies is reflected in the company being listed on the annual Technology Investment Network TIN100 report for the first time.

BBC is ranked 72 on the 2014 TIN100, which was announced in late October, a result which CEO Geoff Furniss describes as “outstanding and affirming”.

Now in its tenth year, the TIN100 Report provides an annual analysis of New Zealand’s largest globally-focussed companies in the hi-tech manufacturing, biotech and ICT sectors.

Furniss says BBC has performed strongly in the last year, with a move into new offices next to Hamilton airport and an image rebranding being two key initiatives underpinning the company’s success.

“Moving into our new head office has enabled us to expand production while also delivering operational efficiencies,” says Furniss.

The image rebrand reflects the companies goals of commit, cooperate and communicate, Furniss says, and its determination to provide certainty to customers.

“In a highly competitive industry, offering certainty is all important. Our investment over the years in research and development has delivered a suite of turnkey products that are high quality and reliable and we back that by letting our customers know that if they have an issue, all they have to do is pick up the phone to our support team.”

BBC currently employs 117 staff and sells its advanced produce sorting technology and custom solutions in 25 countries.