Success Stories

In the 2016/2017 Financial Year, Austrade grants totalling $131.4 million were paid out to 3,166 small to medium businesses. Here are some past stories…

SAGE Automation urges Australian firms to access global supply chains

On 20 April 2015, the Australian Financial Review published an article entitled Global supply chains at turning point, which featured Adrian Fahey, Chief Executive of SAGE Automation, encouraging Australian firms to break into the computerised global supply chains that are emerging as the gatekeepers of manufacturing in the 21st century.

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PMD International “could not have done it without EMDG”

Paul Duggan, Director of PMD International, advised Austrade that, “PMD International Pty Ltd is a unique company in that we are an Australian company making and selling China products to our world distribution network which is now very well cemented. As the world became smaller, we seized an opportunity using our industry knowledge to supply our industry in the world with products that they needed. EMDG support and funds made this all possible. We could not have done it without EMDG assistance.”

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EMDG funding helps SM Pro Audio excel in global markets

Melbourne-based Audio Supermarket Pty Ltd, an audio and music component manufacturer, has expanded into international markets with the assistance of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme. Audio Supermarket, which marketed and distributed SM Pro Audio which commenced in 2001, has grown rapidly from just designing microphone preamplifiers, DI units, and headphone amplifiers. SM Pro Audio designs and manufactures,

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Fehily Contemporary sees EMDG as of enormous support

Fehily Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery established by Lisa and Ken Fehily – two passionate, dynamic collectors whose personal journey of collecting, supporting artists’ careers and the Australian contemporary art sector, informs all levels of the business, enriching the experience for collectors and artists alike.

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Illumination Physics Pty Ltd finds EMDG vital to Australia’s export performance

Illumination Physics Pty Ltd specialises in high technology architectural lighting solutions and related equipment including direct view LED products designed to be viewed without reflection, and indirect view lighting products designed to cast light onto physical architecture. If one goes to Hong Kong and looks at the lighting show at night, one can see what Illumination Physics creates.

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EMDG of Great Benefit to Sea World Whale Watch

The tourist company, Sea World Whale Watch, conducts tours on the Gold Coast offering the excitement and adventure of close encounters with the world’s largest marine mammals aboard the luxury whale watching vessel, Spirit of Migaloo.

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EMDG helps Elevate Education achieve global growth

Elevate Education’s CEO Douglas Barton is aiming big and doing things differently. Like most savvy entrepreneurs, he has realised the potential of taking a great product and moulding it to suit international markets. And in the case of Elevate Education, their education seminars are now being run in schools all across the world.

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EMDG support enables Opengear to build aggressive international presence

Founded in 2004, Opengear designs, manufactures and delivers the most feature rich, cost effective, flexible solutions for secure remote infrastructure management. Opengear enables companies to access and manage virtually any electronic device on their network remotely and securely from anywhere, even if the network is down, to improve efficiencies and maximize business continuity.

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EMDG accelerates Zhik’s international marketing

Zhik Pty Ltd is a designer and manufacturer of sailing wet gear, which today is worn by Olympic and professional athletes around the world. In fact, half of the entire international fleet at the 2012 London Olympics wore Zhik, and Zhik sailors won half the medals. Its sailing wet gear is exported to the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, UK, Sweden and Denmark.

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