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Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Enprise come up trumps as TIN reveals hot tech companies

The Technology Investment Network has revealed its annual top 10 lists of companies to watch and ‘hot emerging’ companies ahead of the full TIN100 index announcement in October.

Fisher and Paykel Healthcare is named as the top company to watch, up from second place last year, while Enprise Group (an accounting software support provider) took first place in the emerging companies list.

The lists include tech exporters with the largest dollar value revenue growth in 2014 from the TIN100 list (companies with revenue between $14 million and $1 billion) and the next 100 (revenue between $2 million and $14 million).

F&P Healthcare’s revenue growth this year was $67 million, while second place getter on the top companies list, materials handling and plant automation company BCS Group, grew its revenue $56 million to climb from fourth place last year.

AFT Pharmaceuticals and Fisher and Paykel Appliances are new entrants in the Top 10 Companies to Watch list this year. However, F&P Appliances is no stranger to the TIN100 list, coming top last year with $1.02 million in revenue.

The Companies to Watch list was started in 2008.

Alongside Enprise, other TIN100+ Hot Emerging Companies include manufacturers RML Engineering and Metalform.

“It is pleasing to see growth in the sector returning to pre-global financial crisis figures and I’m particularly buoyed by the re-emergence of companies manufacturing highly sophisticated products, such as Metalform in Dannevirke and Hamilton based RML Engineering,” says TIN managing director Greg Shanahan.

The full report in October lists our 200 largest globally-focused companies in hi-tech manufacturing, biotech and IT. TIN surveys about 300 companies a year on business structure, products, revenue, EBITDA, expenditure, stuff, sales and company issues.

Amanda Sachtleben is an Auckland writer and social media type, who's also Idealog's former tech editor and business journalist.

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