Hiwa Systems: Revolutionizing Workplace Safety and Productivity with GPS Technology
Bridging the Physical and Digital Worlds for Enhanced Oversight and Peace of Mind
Hiwa Systems, an innovative technology venture, is on a mission to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds by harnessing cutting-edge GPS technology. With a focus on health and safety, productivity, and peace of mind, Hiwa Systems is poised to transform challenging work environments with their groundbreaking solutions.
The market demand for tracking the location of workers on the worksite has been rapidly emerging, driven by the growing need for enhanced oversight and safety in various hands-on working environments. Hiwa Systems identified this pressing need and, through early seed funding and personal investment, embarked on a journey to design and test their own hardware specifically tailored to meet the needs of their clients. This process led them to collaborate with the esteemed engineering team from 3M, propelling them to where they stand today.
The inspiration behind Hiwa Systems’ innovative approach lies in the alarming statistics related to health and safety in Aotearoa. With two construction workers losing their lives every month and over one worker suffering serious injuries each day, there is a renewed focus on creating safer working conditions. As a 100% Māori-owned business, Hiwa Systems is driven by their deep commitment to Whānau and Manaakitanga (family and caring), and they firmly believe that their technology can play a vital role in protecting the hardworking people of Aotearoa, and around the world who are operating in harsh and remote environments.
Over the next 12 months, Hiwa Systems aims to expand their portfolio . Their goal is to create solutions that can be easily adopted by employers in the global working world, providing them with the tools they need to enhance safety, productivity, and overall well-being. To accomplish this, Hiwa Systems seeks to establish partnerships with a global manufacturer who can help grow production allowing them to bring their innovative products to lead in market.
Within the Kōkiri programme, Hiwa Systems has experienced tremendous value through access to a network of exceptional guest speakers and advisors. The remarkable connections made within the Kōkiri community have been invaluable in the business world. These introductions have provided them with opportunities to engage with government grants, venture capital investors, and potential clients at the CEO level. By being at the forefront and gaining access to high-level venture capitalists and CEOs, Hiwa Systems can streamline their pitch process and establish early engagement, setting them up for success.
Hiwa Systems’ participation in Kōkiri has been instrumental in propelling their vision forward. With the support of this dynamic programme and the guidance of industry experts, Hiwa Systems is poised to revolutionize workplace safety, productivity, and peace of mind by leveraging the power of GPS technology.
As Hiwa Systems forges ahead, they express deep gratitude for the opportunities provided by Kōkiri. By capitalizing on the exceptional networking and mentorship resources, Hiwa Systems is confident in their ability to create a lasting impact and foster safer working environments across the globe.