New Business

2018 proved a fantastic year for Irish business in Australia and many firms made great strides forward in the market. A host of innovative Irish firms announced substantial deals across a diverse range of industries. Here are just a few of the significant new deals this year; 

After a very successful 2017, Akari Software have continued to  flourish and in 2018 signed a partnership agreement with Blackboard, a leading education technology company for learning, teaching and student engagement. This partnership further enhances Akari’s international reputation as a leader in curriculum management processes and software. Working with international clients in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Malaysia & Ireland, Akari Software has established that agile institutional transformation is centred around curriculum lifecycle requiring ability to leverage the curriculum for validation, accreditation, publication, resourcing and assurance of learning.  

A proven global leader in mobile biometric identity technology, Daon announced in July 2018 that its IdentityX® Platform has become part of the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs’ (DIA) highly innovative digital onboarding mobile app, RealMe Now, which enables customers to create an online verified identity. Daon is an innovator in developing and deploying biometric authentication and identity assurance solutions worldwide.

Dortek, a successful Irish manufacturer of hygienic door systems, this year installed their advanced bespoke doors across Mercy Hospital, Dunedin, Royal Adelaide Hospital and St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, Toowoomba. Dortek manufacture and supply advanced door systems for hygienic environments and have doors installed in Northern Beaches Hospital, Sydney RMIT University, Melbourne, Macquarie University, Sydney and SAHMRI Adelaide. 

Emydex Australia recently added their first Queensland processing customer to the customer mix in September 2018, signing contracts with the Sunpork Group, the largest Australian owned pig producer and processor. Other Emydex customers in Australia include Junee Lamb, Wodonga Abattoir in Wodonga, O’Connor Beef in Packenham, as well as Victoria Valley Meat Exporters, all based in Victoria.  

Gartan Technologies, a leading provider of Workforce Time Management Software, recently announced an exclusive partnership with Secure Agility, a specialist ICT services provider delivering Enterprise-grade technology solutions. In 2014, the Donegal-based company was awarded their first major ANZ contract by Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), one of the largest Emergency Service operations in the world. Since then they have expanded their client base in the region and have opened their Australian office in Sydney.  

In March 2018, Hanley Energy, the Irish headquartered provider of mission-critical infrastructure and energy efficient solutions to the global data center industry, announced the formation of a Strategic Partnership agreement with Servcore, Australian leaders in the area of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) service and maintenance delivery, to collaborate on projects and grow new business sales throughout Australia. Through this partnership, Hanley Energy immediately increased their presence in the Australia data centre market in order to be better equipped to provide local 24-hour/365-day support delivering high-demand SLAs across the region. 

LEI Group works in partnership with a number of academic and professional bodies to provide internationally accredited Lean certification programs. In 2018, in partnership with the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), LEI Group commenced a major Lean initiative with one of Australia’s leading Primary Health Networks (PHN’s). The programme involved the training of over 100 front line staff together with office administrator’s and key medical clinics. As a result of the initial project, LEI Group have now entered into a further contract to roll out training to Aboriginal medical centres. This is an exciting programme with the potential of it being a flagship for future partnerships with other Primary Health Networks in Australia. 

In August 2018, Commvault introduced Sonru Video Interviewing for Customer Support Roles. The organisation has been using Sonru across the Americas, EMEA and APAC and have experienced consistent benefits across all three regions. Sonru is the trusted global leader and pioneer of automated online video interviewing for screening candidates with offices in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Clients include Westpac, Qatar Airlines, St John Of God Healthcare, Bupa, DHL.

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