Rory recently spoke to Dynamic Business Magazine about driving business growth and staying innovative.
Rory Kennard is the Founder and CEO of Makinex. Makinex is the Dyson of the construction world – with award-winning products distributed all over the world including Hose to Go, Jackhammer Trolley and the Powered Hand Truck – resolving problems and removing inefficiencies is their core business strategy.
I don’t like to fail, but I know it’s all part of the process.
Learning to succeed first means you must learn to fail, and this has been my mantra which has seen the company into a rapid growth phase.
Makinex wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for a culture of innovation in the workforce. We invest up to 10 pc in research and development and this is the core reason we’ve been able to expand beyond Australia to bases in LA, Europe, UK and products distributed by Home Depot and some of the biggest retailers in the world.
With technology disrupting the construction industry, now is the time to step out of our comfort zones and do things in new ways, with new tools and take ourselves out of the mindset of ‘this is how we’ve always done things’.
Here is how I drive innovation from the top at Makinex: