Wednesday 3rd of April 2013
The Black Diamond Technologies team is shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of Ken Lilley. Ken was killed in a motorbike accident Tuesday 2nd April 2013 while travelling from his holiday home in Kaiteriteri. Ken has been a key part of BDT and all of our lives for so long; his loss has left us grieving terribly. Our hearts go out to Maria, Vanessa and Jordan and the rest of Ken’s family.
Ken has been part of the BDT family since 1986, starting his early career as a South Island sales representative. Ken quickly rose to National Sales Manager before being offered a share-holding and directorship. Ken led BDT as Managing Director since 2002.
Ken was well respected across the retail and air conditioning industries for his charismatic approach, business knowledge and marketing expertise. During Ken’s career he successfully marketed and distributed a number of brands, most well-known being Mitsubishi Electric and Black Diamond.
Within BDT, his personal, family approach will be missed greatly by all staff. We have lost a captivating, innovative and creative leader. He was inspiring and always had a smile and a joke for everyone, while leading our company to success after success for decades. He leaves behind a strong organisation that will be a fitting legacy.
Those wishing to pass on their condolences can do so through BDT.
Messages can be left at ken.bdt.co.nz .
Chairman & Founder
Black Diamond Technologies Ltd
Tuesday 14th of August 2012
We’ve seen it all; the drama, the strain, the ups and downs, and the triumphs. Since first appearing on our screens in early July, the hit renovation-reality series The Block NZ has grown to become a must watch on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
With interior renovations on the houses complete, we have now seen the Mitsubishi Electric Designer Series range chosen by the couples for completing both their living rooms and master bedrooms. Available exclusively on a Mitsubishi Electric multi room heat pump system, of which each house on The Block NZ is fitted, the couples had the ultimate flexibility to choose the best Mitsubishi Electric heat pump for their design plans and room layout. And with 3 colours to choose from (glossy black, matte silver, and classic white) it was little wonder they turned to incorporating heat pumps from the Designer Series range.
Not wanting to compromise aesthetic appeal or comfort these slimline units, with their silver-bevelled edges and flat panel façade, were the perfect addition for winning over the judges and their discerning tastes.
For your chance to win your very own Mitsubishi Electric multi room heat pump system worth up to $15,000 click here!
Thursday 5th of July 2012
As far as hot topics go, the upcoming renovation-reality series The Block NZ appears to have captured the nation’s attention already. It is little wonder as Kiwis have always taken pride in renovating their own homes. As a nation of 4.4 million DIY experts we have mastered combining kiwi ingenuity with leading interior design in our apartments, homes and bachs.
The Block NZ debuts here early July on the back of almost a decade of success in Australia, where the show ranks as the highest rated television series of all time. This is not to mention the international success the show has encountered with 350 episodes being produced worldwide!
The Block NZ will see four couples - siblings, spouses, best friends - compete to renovate four run-down houses in a very upmarket suburb. Room by room, week by week, they'll fix up the homes to sell at auction for the highest price - and they have to live in the houses while they do it. That means no kitchen, no bathroom, not even a clean place to sleep until that room is renovated!
With some contestants leaving their jobs to take up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it is no secret that there is a lot at stake. It all comes down to the auction, which will be broadcast LIVE. All four couples will receive profits from the sale of their house on the night, and the winner will take home an additional cash prize of $80,000.
Mitsubishi Electric is proud to be a sponsor of The Block NZ, providing the contestants with products that will improve their homes and complement their designs. Heating, ventilation and insulation solutions are recognised as ways to provide tangible increases in a home’s value. So too is the importance of selecting energy efficient products to contribute to lower ongoing home running costs. And with products ranging from heat pumps to ventilation to refrigeration, Mitsubishi Electric should unquestionably be top of mind when NZers embark on a renovation project.
Don’t miss the renovation drama! The Block will air on TV3 Wednesday and Thursdays at 7.30pm from 4 July 2012.
Thursday 21st of June 2012
For over 30 years Mitsubishi Electric has provided superior technologies for NZ homes. With a New Zealand based customer care team we have always looked to offer superior post-sales support to match the quality of our products. To enable us to continue delivering on this promise we have launched the official Mitsubishi Electric Facebook page.
This page creates another channel for you to communicate directly with us with any questions you may have. Our Facebook page will provide helpful advice on how to choose the best solution for you, how our products can improve your home or office, the most efficient way to use them.
Our products, including heat pumps, refrigeration and ventilation systems, are recognised as tangible ways to increase your property’s value. The Mitsubishi Electric Facebook page will also be a source of interior design inspiration for anyone looking to renovate, upgrade or build.
Monday 10th of October 2011
We are very proud to announce that the Mitsubishi Electric sponsored First Light House has placed 3rd overall out of 19 teams from around the globe in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon! Mitsubishi Electric donated product for the house, including solar panels and heating. It has been a pleasure to have been a part of such a worthwhile project and such a competent team. Our congratulations and best wishes go out to the Victoria University team.
The team received significant nods throughout the competition, placing 1st in Engineering and 2nd in the Architecture Contest. The Kiwi Bach has certainly come a long way thanks to the First Light team. I am sure that the new owner of the house (which was auctioned off for just over $300,000) is very excited about receiving their now award winning house!
Friday 13th of May 2011
Mitsubishi Electric are proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Meridian First Light House. The installation of 28 Mitsubishi Electric Photovoltaic Panels will enable the First Light House to reach its aim to be a net zero energy home by supplying all the power it needs from the sun.
The Mitsubishi Electric PV panels will supply energy to power all of the electrical appliances including the Mitsubishi Electric heating and ventilation systems within the house.
Thursday 10th of June 2010
If you want efficient and effective home heating, Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pumps have a distinct advantage. Why? Because while most Heat Pumps are actually designed to cool, ours start with heating in mind. Naturally, our systems will also keep you cool in summer. But by focusing on warmth, Mitsubishi Electric Heat Pumps are better at doing what New Zealanders want them to do... keep you warm in winter.