Times-7 is a high-tech company specialising in the design and manufacture of RAIN (UHF) RFID antennas, based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. We export all over the world and count the largest RFID companies amongst our customers. Our brand is well-established in the global RFID market, and we are known for high quality and reliability, as well as our significant RF expertise.
In addition to our world-class products and in-depth expertise, our customers appreciate Times-7 for our quality of customer service and technical support. We place emphasis on our responsiveness in supporting a large global customer base and ensuring the success of our customer's implementations.
Founded in 2006, Times-7 has developed the largest portfolio of fixed RAIN RFID reader antennas. As well as a large portfolio of standard antennas for all applications, Times-7 also offers a custom antenna development service, when the requirements are not fully satisfied by our catalogue antennas.
Times-7 is a member of the RAIN RFID Alliance and regularly attends and participates in industry events.
Jos Kunnen leads the high-performing Times-7 team. Jos is a Wellington-based Company Director and investor with over 35 years of technical and general management experience across several industries, in multi-national enterprises and large and small New Zealand businesses.
Under Jos's leadership, Times-7 has grown to become the leading global RAIN RFID antenna designer and manufacturer, with the largest antenna portfolio, and the responsiveness and capability to meet all UHF RFID project demands.
Jos’s passion is helping our clients improve their business performance through the effective application of RAIN RFID technology to provide reliable data to drive evidence-based strategic and operational decision making.
He is an active member of the global RAIN RFID Alliance and sponsors the company's Industry 4.0 and customer initiatives.
Jos’s professional career started as an electrical engineer, then transitioned through technical, engineering and general management roles in the IT industry, and he has held previous positions as CIO and CEO in several companies. He is also a Board member of Angel HQ and has contributed as a Mentor for Lightning Lab, Te Papa’s Mahuki and other programmes. He holds a B.E (Elect) and an MBA (Dist.).
Prabakar has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He is currently researching in Antennas at a Doctoral level at AUT University. With active skills in radio frequency simulation software and programming languages, Prabakar is a self-confessed ‘new generation’ lateral thinker. He has published conference papers in highly reputable institutions like IEEE. Prabakar has hands-on experience designing laboratory radio frequency systems and antennas. As an RF Engineer at Times-7, Prabakar is focused on the R&D side of our UHF RFID antenna technology. As a key member of the R&D team, Prabakar utilises his skills and experience (including his lateral thinking), which enables him to accurately tune and further advance and develop our antenna product portfolio. Prabakar is also part of the quality control system at Times-7, and is part of the essential process responsible for ensuring that all antennas shipped to our customers are absolutely on par!
Marketing & Sales
Giuliana joined Times-7 in May 2017 and has since been in charge of everything marketing and beyond, shaping and promoting the brand values.
She has gained many years of experience in PR for national and international brands in different industries as well as in technical marketing when living in Europe. She enjoys managing external and internal communications and being the bridge between Times-7 and their various stakeholders. Giuliana feels lucky to be in a position, where she gets to work with inspiring people from around the world broadening her horizon every day a little bit more.
Marketing & Sales
George has an extensive background in both digital marketing and account management for a range of agencies and organisations across Australia and New Zealand. George will be across all things Sales & Marketing here at Times-7.
While George enjoys the more analytical & data driven side of Digital Marketing, he also enjoys building strong and lasting relationships with all stakeholders to ensure that they get the best solution for their problem.
Robby is a specialist Electronics and Computer Systems Engineer, combining a broad set of expertise in hardware, software and mechanical design.
At Times-7 he is responsible for Product Design. Solution-focused, and with a strong sense of innovation, he leads the creative design processes for new product development as well as custom-built antennas. Applying his background knowledge in robotics and automation as well as 3D printing, Robby also plays a crucial role in designing our automated manufacturing processes, which allow Times-7 to service our customer’s high-volume orders and reducing our order-to-ship time.
Production Engineer/Quality Manager
Cameron examines the efficiency and continuity of the antenna manufacturing and ensures that each antenna meets the Times-7 high standards for quality.
From the manufacture of electromagnets for high energy physics applications to high-end acoustic doors for mass manufacture, Cameron brings to Times-7 many years of experience in manufacturing processes in New Zealand and Europe. His background and skills are now building the bridge between engineering and manufacturing, which is essential for his role at Times-7 as Production Engineer and Quality Manager.
Paul has over 20 years experience working in the hi-tech manufacturing sector, including production expertise at senior management level with sonar systems at Geoacoustics (UK), and brings to Times-7 assured quality and operations management excellence.
As Times-7 enters an exciting growth phase, Paul manages all aspects of production and delivery to ensure consistently high standards of customer service and satisfaction.
While financial health starts with “quality” delivered by every single person at Times-7, it takes a highly responsible and organised person to oversee the financial performance of a company. Equipped with a Financial Management degree and more than 15 years’ experience in this area, Ilze is precisely that person.
Remarkably thorough and accurate she makes sure that every financial transaction that comes in and goes out adds up correctly and is always on time making Times-7 financial processes world-class. When Ilze is not juggling numbers, she unfolds her fantastic talent for organising company events or catering for various staff get-togethers.