10 interesting facts about Adept
  • Adept was founded in 1979 by Murray Fenton, one of his first products was a moulded foot for chair.
    • Prior to starting Adept, Murray had built his own injection moulding machine which overheated and burnt down his garage.
    • In the 70’s America set high hygiene laws to try stop NZ meat exports. Murray invented a clip to close the oesophagus, aka the  ‘Beef Clip’ that has now sold 2 billion units.
    • Moulding parts for other medical companies for many years, Adept brought Rex Medical in 2003 acquiring its range of ENT products.
    • Launched in 2011, Its carbon fibre range of patient support products are now used in Cath Labs worldwide.
    • Adept employ over 110 people here in Auckland.
    • Adept has composite carbon fibre capability with 7 staff dedicated to this area.
    • Its Morningside factory houses 25 moulding machines each with advanced robotic arm technology operating 24/7.
    • Adept attributes it success to its people – skilled manufacturers, tool makers, engineers and designers working closely together using the latest precision machinery.
    • Adept has developed its own chemically inert water soluble injection mouldable material that breaks down in water and warmth.


    User Focused Design Research November 03, 2017
    Automation November 03, 2017
    10 interesting facts about Adept November 02, 2017
    Timeline to Success July 27, 2017
    IR Shield July 27, 2017
    Noelene Mckee July 26, 2017