Baytex New Zealand were one of Aeronaut's earliest customers. In some ways it was a meeting of the minds since both Aeronaut and Baytex used the same Mac computers and the same Vectorworks CAD software. Baytex's designs in TouchCAD proved to Aeronaut that the software was something which could be recommended to Aeronaut customers for pattern design.
In 2009, Baytex sold their first Aeronaut cutter and bought a new Ekektron Quattro four tool cutter and arecent ACASPA Connections magazine featured the company and their new cutting system.
When it comes to challenges, New Zealand seems to like punching above its weight. Baytex Manufacturing is no exception, taking on the world with their custom lightweight fabric structures. Their challenge at the moment is to juggle the four international projects with the domestic production of their range of rental marquees, tents, canopies and linings.
This year has been a bit of a windfall, normally we would only expect to do two major international jobs not the four we have on the books now, explains Andrew Lingman, Design Manager at Baytex Manufacturing. Its a bit of a delicate balance. You have to manage things in stages, breaking each job into bite sized pieces.