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Highlighting Some Great Australian Businesses During Small Business Month

At Engineering Business we make it our priority to support Australian small business, so this month we wanted to shine a light on the brilliant, innovative and market-leading work of some of the great Australian SMEs we’ve worked with.

Electrotech produce world-class communication and navigation equipment for the civilian and naval maritime sectors. Established in 1985 the Sydney-based business has been servicing the Marine sector for over 30 years and is regarded as the industry leader for marine electronics and satellite communications equipment. Having held a contract with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for 15 years to supply their on-board satellite TV systems, Electrotech enlisted the help of Engineering Business last year when the renewal of the contract was issued to the open market. Engineering Business mentored Electrotech through the process to improve their tendering skills and enhance their competitiveness, to ensure they were able to succeed and maintain their contract.

OptiMed is a leading supplier of eyecare equipment and pharmaceuticals in both Australia and New Zealand. Operating for over 30 years, this Sydney-based company have been involved in almost 30,000 projects and pride themselves on their outstanding customer service. With the help of Engineering Business developing a successful tender, in 2017 OptiMed were awarded a contract valued at around $2 million to deliver eyecare equipment, installation and training to indigenous communities Australia-wide.

EGS Survey and Guardian Geomatics– These two Australian companies, Guardian Geomatics and EGS Survey, have become well established in the hydrographic survey space. EGS Australia is part of a leading international group of companies specialising in marine surveys with 45 years of geophysical and surveying experience. New players in the space, Guardian Geomatics, have been in operation for just over two years however, have over 100 years of operational experience in their four company Directors.Engineering Business were able to highlight both of these companies’ outstanding work in this sector and their links to manufacturers and suppliers when executing their Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Plans to ensure they were successfully awarded to the Australian Government’s $150 million HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP) in February this year.

Anitcom and Ecothought – IT businesses Ecothought, based in regional Victoria, and Canberra’s Anitcom are well regarded as systems integration companies.Ecothought has strong experience in the design, installation and commissioning of Information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure in the agriculture, government, defence and hospital sectors. Anitcom specialises in the design, integration, delivery and support of fixed and deployable network solutions and deployed infrastructure. Like Ecothought, they too have extensive experience in demanding markets such as the Australian Defence Industry and Federal Government Agencies. In 2018 Engineering Business worked with both these companies to apply for two federal government panels – the Defence Support Services Panel and the IT Services Panel and by creating clear and compelling company profiles highlighting their strengths and expertise both companies were appointed to the government panels.

Ron Allum Deep Sea Services (RADS)– This Sydney-based company is built on the knowhow and experience of husband and wife team Ron and Yvette Allum. Ron’s ability to adapt, design and build specialist underwater equipment has placed him at the forefront of developments in exploration, technology and science globally. Earlier this year RADS sought the help of Engineering Business when they were looking to submit their first government tender. Engineering Business providing helped write their tender submission to the Australian Antarctic Division and they were successful in winning the contract to undertake the design, manufacture and pressure testing of Electro-Optical-Mechanical Cable terminations for use on board the RSV Nuyina.

Nexon Asia Pacific Pty Ltd is a cloud based Managed Services provider, with 20 years’ experience delivering cutting-edge, boundary-pushing ICT solutions to the public, private and not-for-profit sectors since 2000. With 20 years’ experience, Nexon is one of only a select few Sydney-based organisations that can provide a complete managed service encompassing the full spectrum of ITC services. With the help of Engineering Business developing Nexon’s tender submissions, over the last 12 months they were able to secure their position on their first Federal Government panels, the Hardware Marketplace and Telecommunications Marketplace, as part of the government’s Digital Transformation Agency with numerous other tenders in waiting.

Engineering Business prides itself on its engagement with the SME community and works hard to ensure the innovation and drive behind these companies its captured and articulated to win and retain government business.

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