Rangiora is home to one of New Zealand’s oldest and most highly regarded bakeries. Rangiora Bakery employs over 180 local staff to produce some of the country’s best custard squares, Christmas fruit cakes and sweet and savoury pies. So good in fact, they’re baked locally and exported around the world.
“We’re proud of what we have here. We have a rule: we don’t compromise,” says managing director Ron van Til. “From the ingredients we use, to the processes we have in place, to the fixtures and fittings we have in our café. We always insist on the best.”
Ron says a well-run business is about continuous improvement and doing things once – and doing them well. That’s why making the switch to fibre broadband when it became available was a no-brainer.
But just like every other business, it comes down to the bottom line.
“The efficiencies we’ve achieved – including cost savings – has meant we are now a slicker operation. We can focus on what we do well, which is baking, rather than be slowed down by buffering or an unreliable connection.”
“My advice to any business who has not made the switch is: Do it. It’s at your door and you’re doing yourself a disservice by not having it."