N Dip Phys Met, NH Dip Phys Met, NH Dip QA, Grad Dip BA, MBA
Director & Consultant
Nic Lourens, director of Bizolutions, has been in business for the last 35 years.
From being a metallurgist and a quality management professional, to being in an export business development role and an SME business owner, he has the credentials to assist you in your requirements.
Nic studied Physical Metallurgy and Quality Management for 5 years in the early 80's in Pretoria, South Africa. He worked at the Atomic Energy Corporation for 10 years as a metallurgist and quality engineer. From there, in the early nineties, he moved to Powder Industries, a hard metal manufacturing factory, as the QA Manager and ending there as the Works Manager.
During 1996 through to 1998, he was self-employed as a QA Management Consultant, consulting to companies like Sandvik and Boart Hard Metals.
In 1998, Nic and his family emigrated to New Zealand. For the following 7 years he worked at Methven, the plumbing manufacturing company based in Auckland, New Zealand. Here he established himself as an integral part of management, firstly as the QA Manager and then as the Export Business Development Manager. When he left in 2006, to run his own business, he was 1 of 5 senior managers of this NZSX listed concern.
In the early 2000's, Nic completed his Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and there-after his MBA between Auckland University and Southern Cross University, in Australia.
As the director of Apple Laser Set, a pre-press company supplying the print and graphics industries, he successfully managed the business during the most severe GFC the world has seen since the 30's, and eventually sold the business in mid 2010.
Bizolutions was created at the start of 2012 to assist businesses through consultation in various aspects of business management, including financial management, marketing, sales and specialising in quality and environmental management systems. His qualifications and experience makes him suitable for all types of investigative analysis, including process implementations, be that from business improvement to a variety of technical/manufacturing processes.
In August 2013, Nic was re-appointed, and is now a member of 5 technical committees with Standards New Zealand/Standards Australia, assisting with the writing of standards for the plumbing and related industries.
Our latest business service offer (July 2018) is assisting clients with the successful application process towards CodeMark.
A list of current/recent clients include:
Aqualine/Spartan: Quality Management, Product Certification Management, Metallurgical Consultation
Felton: Business Management, Quality Management, Product Certification Management, H&S Management, Production Management
Precision Foundries (Masport): Environment Management
Methven: Quality Management, Product Certification Management
Nexus Foams: Quality Management
Medi'Ray: Quality & Environment Management
Koves Plastics: Quality Management
...and many others.