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Teknatool® International has been a global manufacturing exporter since 1980 with facilities in New Zealand, China and the US. We are a Kiwi (New Zealand) family owned and operated company. We’re passionate about the development of emerging technology and ‘Next Generation’ export ideas.

In each of our global locations, we’ve invested in the country; providing jobs, buying from local providers and paying tax dollars that contribute to the local economies. We’re proud that our success contributes to a vibrant and healthy local economy.

We’re currently expanding from our traditional market in DIY/Woodworking/Woodturning (wood turning) into metal, motor, driver and generator technologies. We’re continuing to develop and commercialize our proprietary intelligent drive technology, the DVR smart motor, under a subsidiary company (Striatech). This cutting edge, energy efficient technology can be incorporated into a wide range of products. The expansion of this division of our company will transition us from a traditional niche machinery manufacturer into a global technology solutions provider.

Teknatool®, under the NOVA brand, continues to collect accolades in the industry, being awarded the Top 5 of ‘the 25 Most Innovative Products of Past 25 years’ by Wood Magazine (for the invention of the 4-jaw self centering chuck) and consistently voted ‘Best Value’ and ‘Peoples’ choice’ in independent product tests.

* Winner of the New Zealand China Trade Association/Investor Award
* Supreme Award for Best New Zealand Business in China
* Finalist in the Brighthouse Business awards

View: Our Proud Innovation History

Auckland, New Zealand – Administrative Head Office
Where we carry out our admin, and some of our Research and Development (R&D) functions, particularly in research and work with our partnerships with Massey University and North Shore Woodturners.

Clearwater, Florida, USA
Sales, Marketing, R&D, Service Center and Distribution
We’ve been selling in the US since 1988 and have had our own US registered company since 2010. We’ve experienced phenomenal and continued growth here, having to move premises several times to accommodate our continued expansion and success in this market.

Qingdao, China – Logistics, Supply and R&D offices
Our China location is 100% owned by New Zealand and handles sourcing, manufacturing and other logistical needs, as well as  limited R&D work.

NOVA products are proudly available in over 15 counties (and growing!) worldwide.

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