Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Azul announces rapid expansion in China, doubling clients and workers

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Azul announced that it has rapidly expanded throughout China, doubling its customers, partners and employees in the country. Chinese companies are increasingly selecting Azul to improve the performance of their banking, securities trading, mobile and ecommerce applications, as well as to reduce infrastructure and cloud costs and improve profitability.

Cult Kids Aussie skateboard brand Ookkie expands into two new markets

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Australia’s kids skateboard firm, Ookkie, has set the wheels in motion for global business success, expanding into two new markets thanks to growing demand for its products from ‘skateboard loving parents’ who want to get their kids on a skateboard, safely. Launching in the UK and Europe, the cult learner skateboard brand has capitalised on the growing interest in skateboarding in both regions, adding to its presence in its existing regions Australia, the US and Asia, giving the thriving business a global footprint. Ookkie, which saw an impressive 43% year-on-year increase in the US and Australia, falls under the Absolute Board Co umbrella, the parent company of cult skateboard brand, Penny Skateboards.

Willyama launches subsidiary dedicated to cyber in Canberra

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Willyama Services a sovereign Australian, Indigenous and veteran owned tech company has launched a new subsidiary business named Willyama Cyber. Willyama Cyber was launched at their Canberra headquarters by Andrew Barr, Chief Minister for the Australian Capital Territory.

TO THE NEW, IT services company to expand its footprints in Australia

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TO THE NEW, a digital services provider, is set to double its focus in the Australia. With over 20 clients in the area already, the firm is ready to expand its business. Established in 2008, TO THE NEW has now grown to over 2000 members, with its offices in 4 countries.

OPEX® Corp debuts its Sure Sort® robotic sorting system in Europe

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OPEX® Corporation, a player in Next Generation Automation providing innovative solutions for warehouse, document, and mail automation, will exhibit for the first time at LogiMAT, Europe’s largest global trade show for intralogistics solutions and process management. LogiMAT will be held from 31 May to 2 June in Stuttgart, Germany. OPEX’s automation experts will conduct live demonstrations of the company’s Sure Sort® sorting system and showcase all of OPEX’s warehouse automation solutions designed to help businesses thrive.

Clari jumpstarts global expansion with new investments in the APAC region

Clari announced new investments to expand international growth to the APAC with the hire of Abdul Javed as Clari’s Vice President of Sales in APAC. Based in Sydney, Javed is tasked with growing Clari’s team in Australia as a stepping stone for further expansion in the APAC region. In January, Clari closed on its Blackstone-led $225m Series F investment round, raising the firm’s valuation to over $2.6bn. This follows Clari’s $150m Series E round in March 2021, bringing total funding in less than twelve months to $375m while more than quadrupling the firm’s valuation in two years. Clari more than doubled its team to over 600 since the start of 2021 and plans to add 300 employees in 2022, with an emphasis on international expansion.

US and Aussie companies team up at CBC to make craft beer data driven

Aussie manufacturing performance software firm, OFS, and US brewery data management company, The 5th Ingredient, have signed a craft brewing deal to help the companies expand in each other’s home markets to help the craft beer industry become more data driven. OFS’s software, which uses sensors to draw data from the packing line to identify and reduce waste, has become the de facto standard for packing-line efficiency monitoring in Australia.

Western Union, UK Post Office to offer clients money transfer service

Western Union announced plans to expand its collaboration with the UK Post Office to provide retail cross-border money transfers. This is part of the Company’s continued uplift of its omni-channel offering, serving its clients across physical and digital touchpoints and channels. UK Post Office clients will be able to benefit from Western Union’s omni-channel experience, choosing to send money to their families and loved ones overseas via Western Union’s UK Post Office digital services or in-person at 4,000 UK Post Office locations across the UK.

Entravision in definitive agreement to acquire stake in Jack of Digital

Entravision, a media and ad-tech solutions company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a strategic stake in Jack of Digital, a digital marketing services company that serves as the exclusive advertising sales partner of TikTok in Pakistan. Entravision will expand its commercial partnership reach across the South Asian region. Founded in 2020 by ad tech industry veteran Faisal Sheikh, Jack of Digital specializes in global platform partnerships with some of the top advertising, marketing and data platforms. With leadership experience in Pakistan, Jack of Digital provides marketing and communication, advertising sales and relationship management services to a growing customer base.

Faire launches in Australia to aid retailers access the global market

Faire, the online wholesale marketplace valued at $12.4 billion USD ($16.7 billion AUD), is now available to independent brands and retailers in Australia. This marks Faire’s first market launch outside of North America and Europe, and follows the platform’s expansion into Canada and 16 of the largest markets across the United Kingdom and Europe. With a growing network of over half a million customers around the world, independent retailers are joining Faire to discover unique products, while emerging and established brands are leveraging Faire for the opportunity to grow their business on a global scale.