Engineering innovation in New Zealand

Buckley Systems is the global leader in the manufacture and supply of precision electromagnets to 90% of the world's ion implant industry. Everything produced is exported to clients in the US, Britain, Europe, Japan and other Asian destinations.

But business hasn't always been rosy for founder trep Bill Buckley. The 1978-launched Buckley Engineering encountered serious glitches, and Bill had to divest majority shareholding. But in 1986, he launched Buckley Systems, capitalized on the IT boom and became a major supplier to American factories.