The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-02-27T23:28:58Z News: Industrial IOT Innovator MOVUS Launches First Wireless, Intrinsically Safe, AI Condition Monitoring Tool 2019-02-27T23:28:58Z news-industrial-iot-innovator-movus-launches-first-wireless-intrinsically-safe-ai-condition-monitoring-tool Brisbane, February 28 2019 - MOVUS®, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched the most advanced and cost-effective intrinsically safe, certified condition monitoring technology in a bid to reduce maintenance costs. FitMachine EX has been built specifically for explosive environments where monitoring and maintaining the equipment is extremely hazardous, so safety is critical to engineering and maintenance processes. These include upstream oil and gas, refineries, industrial chemicals, mining and food processing sites. MOVUS designed FitMachine EX in partnership with major oil and gas companies following its win of the KPMG Energise 2.0 Accelerator Program sponsored by Woodside, Chevron, BHP, WesFarmers Chemicals and South32. MOVUS also undertook extensive certification process, included internal systems and processes, manufacturing auditing processes and material management control to ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 80079-34:2018, the quality system for manufacturing devices for Explosive Atmospheres. “From our work with major industrial organisations, we recognised the need for an intrinsically safe sensor. Safety is a core value at MOVUS and we are now excited to bring the FitMachine EX solution to market for the oil & gas, and food processing industries,” said Brad Parsons, Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We understand that these are extremely sensitive environments where equipment downtime directly impacts the bottom line. By providing the most advanced artificial intelligence-powered condition monitoring solution at a cost-effective price, FitMachine EX delivers a very compelling solution,” he added. MOVUS has chosen ALS as its main go-to-market business partner for FitMachine EX, due to ALS’s asset reliability and condition monitoring expertise in the heavy asset industries. “We have been working with MOVUS for more than twelve months and see great value in the FitMachine EX. Our clients have been asking for an intrinsically safe wireless sensor, and we are very pleased with this advanced technology, rigorous testing and certification, and the rapid development speed,” said Mushfiq Rahman, ALS Group General Manager. FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial intrinsically safe wireless sensor, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and an artificial intelligence engine. The system continuously monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are extremely valuable in avoiding unplanned downtime. MOVUS will showcase FitMachine EX at the Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Conference in Perth March 13 - 15. FitMachine EX is available for pre-purchase now, please visit sales@movus.com.au / https://www.movus.com.au/ex to learn more. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with global customers across many industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, a compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. ORIX Australia launches MOOV Vehicle Acquisition Platform for SMEs 2019-01-30T01:33:17Z orix-australia-launches-moov-vehicle-acquisition-platform-for-smes Sydney, Australia – January 30, 2019 – ORIX Australia Corporation Limited (ORIX) has launched an Australian industry-first, end-to-end online vehicle acquisition platform designed specifically for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including sole traders. The new platform, MOOV, enables Australian SMEs to view and compare vehicle specifications and costs, see financing options at a glance, and order the vehicle. SMEs can now do this all online at their leisure, wherever they are, reducing common frustrations with acquiring a vehicle. “Australia is home to 2.1m[1] SMEs and sole traders, many of which need a simple and reliable way to acquire vehicles; MOOV was created specifically for those companies as they simply don’t have the time to visit dealers to compare vehicles or wait in call centre queues to discuss available financing options,” said Mary Moran, General Manager – Business Solutions, ORIX Australia. “By moving the entire process online, SMEs can reduce the hassle involved in the traditional vehicle buying process, while benefiting from ORIX’s fleet expertise and nationwide fleet-buying power.” MOOV provides a range of financing options including finance lease, operating lease, business vehicle loan or buying outright. Leasing provides SMEs with cash flow predictability and may free up capital that can be better invested elsewhere in the business. Regardless of the financing option selected, associated vehicle related expenses, such as fuel, tolls and scheduled maintenance, can be bundled together with the lease payments into a single monthly itemised invoice for convenience and transparency. “We want to provide a more efficient experience for all of our SME customers,” said Moran. “Recent news of tightening credit conditions may lead them to consider financing options beyond traditional sources. The flexibility of our MOOV platform, backed with our expertise in fleet solutions, provides SMEs with an easy and transparent way to explore flexible financing options to meet tomorrow’s challenges, which for many SMEs, includes a thorough revaluation of what mobility actually means to their business.” <ENDS> About ORIX Australia Corporation Limited ORIX is a global diversified financial services organisation listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IX) and Nikkei 225 (TYO: 8591). In Asia Pacific, ORIX is one of the largest fleet management operations in the region. Through our innovative solutions, including the award-winning OneView customer portal, vehicle pooling and telematics platforms, we work with our clients to get more value from their vehicles and to manage the evolving risks of a mobile workforce. [1] ABS Counts of Australian Business 8165.0, Feb 2016 and ASBFEO calculations (excludes nano businesses with no GST role) News: Industry 4.0 Innovator Launches Free Tool to Help Manufacturing and Industrial Businesses Save Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Each Year 2018-12-05T01:31:17Z news-industry-4-0-innovator-launches-free-tool-to-help-manufacturing-and-industrial-businesses-save-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-each-year Brisbane, December 5, 2018 - MOVUS, the developer and provider of the FitMachine® IIoT solution, has launched a free tool to help asset owners, reliability and maintenance teams, operations and technology executives quickly estimate the financial benefits of condition-based maintenance (vs. reactive and preventive maintenance) in their organisation. Built by engineers for engineers, MOVUS’ ROI Calculator provides either a basic or advanced interface to help professionals understand the potential cost savings they could make by minimising unplanned downtime and reducing maintenance costs, while extending equipment lifetime. The ROI calculator is a quick and easy to use resource for maintenance staff, planners, plant and production managers, operations professionals and executives to develop a business case for condition-based maintenance in their organisations. MOVUS also provides easy-to-adopt, tangible solutions via its FitMachine® sensor and dashboard to then deliver on these efficiencies for those keen to establish a condition-based maintenance strategy, but don’t know how or where to start. “As the voice of the Industry 4.0 technology in Australia, we are committed to educating the relevant industries on the benefits - financial, operational and environmental - of condition-based equipment maintenance,” said Brad Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO of MOVUS. “We are simultaneously dedicated to then delivering the actual solutions needed to achieve these outcomes. We have done this by developing the most cost-effective, and easy-to-use and technologically advanced solution in our FitMachine platform. Businesses can literally save hundreds of thousands of dollars by moving to condition monitoring, so it’s a no brainer to instigate an initiative like this.” FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial wireless bluetooth sensor, industrial gateway, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and artificial intelligence engine. The system automatically monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are machine health, degradation, utilisation, energy consumption and more. For more information about MOVUS, please visit https://www.movus.com.au/ or to get started with the ROI Calculator and learn how to save money, visit https://www.movus.com.au/roi/. About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company headquartered in Brisbane, with customers in the Asia Pacific region and across several industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, mining, industrial chemicals, commercial property/HVAC, packaging, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, water utilities, government, and data centres. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’ world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. About Industry 4.0 Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0 as a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution. RST Formula Speeds Up Haulage Operations During Construction of Perth’s New Airport Link Tunnel by Removing Super-Sticky Clay from Tip Trays 2018-11-29T03:01:36Z rst-formula-speeds-up-haulage-operations-during-construction-of-perth-s-new-airport-link-tunnel-by-removing-super-sticky-clay-from-tip-trays The spoil excavated from Perth’s new airport link tunnel had been causing a major headache for haul trucks, with tonnes of high-grade clay sticking to tipper trays, requiring a tailored solution from leading fine particle specialists Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST). WA Sand Supply & Haulage had been carting away the spoil from boring machines carving out the tunnel and were returning to the collection point with up to 50% of their last load remaining as carryback. By applying RST’s advanced formula Release-It, the cartage contractor achieved a 100% reduction in carryback, an average saving of 10 minutes per haulage cycle and a noticeable reduction in operation costs.  Following this success, WA Sand Supply’s tip trucks are now all equipped with spray systems to apply RST’s Release-It formula and increase productivity across its haulage operations.  Prior to using Release-It the trucks either had to wait in line for an available water cart to wash out the carryback, or return to collect another load with tonnes of spoil stuck in the tray.  Release-It is a recent addition to RST’s suite of material handling solutions, which have been tested and proven to be completely bio-degradable, non-toxic and environmentally safe.  Sprayed onto surfaces to stop material sticking to equipment, Release-It increases the payload size of each haulage cycle, resulting in fewer cycles per job and greatly reducing or totally eliminating expensive and time-consuming cleaning processes. Haul truck driver David McDougall said WA Sand Supply had been contracted to cart the rock, sand and clay carved out by boring machines digging Perth’s new airport link tunnel.  He said the clay was of a very high grade, which was so porous it stuck to the tip trays and slowed haulage operations dramatically.  “Carryback generally causes a lot of problems for haulage operations, from trucks tipping over to major time delays,” Mr McDougall said. “When we applied RST’s Release-It, the clay slid easily off the metal surface, improving the release incredibly. “We started to get full releases, but then ran into trouble with cold, wet weather affecting the formula, so RST sent us an additive and from the next 100 loads we achieved 100% removal of all material. “Release-It saves us around 10 minutes per truckload, so for an average of 12 loads per truck a day, that gives us two extra hours of productivity. “Having that support there from RST has made all the difference – we now use Release-It every day.” Release-It is accomplishing exceptional results with all material types and in a variety of applications that are improving efficiencies in the materials-handling processes. A Queensland quarry operator reported that Release-It was saving around two hours each day by removing the buildup of sticky material in the primary crusher and reducing the time spent cleaning it. RST Operations and Technical Director David Handel said Release-It was an advanced film-forming release agent developed for the complete emptying of bulk materials from haul trucks and equipment such as excavator and loader buckets, conveyor belts, crushers and hoppers. “At RST we specialise in customising our products to suit the many different issues that can arise,” he said. “Excavated materials and environmental conditions are different for every site, which is why we modified the Release-It formula to suit the conditions at Perth’s airport link tunnel. “It was during winter and the cold, wet weather started to have an effect on the solution, with the carryback starting to build up in the trays again. “We sent over an additive to WA Sand Supply and they started achieving a 100% reduction in carryback for every load. “This is another great example of RST’s continual product development and commitment to clients.” Release-It is a recent addition to RST’s suite of material handling solutions, formulated using food-grade technology and tested and proven to be completely bio-degradable, non-toxic and environmentally safe for use in both above and below ground applications. There is no negative effect on material quality, equipment or downstream processing, with users reporting improved productivity, significant decreases in maintenance costs and much greater machinery utilisation. Release-It is also highly effective on heavy clays and asphalt and has even been proven to prevent ore from freezing to truck beds and rail wagons, as well as clay and mud build-up on vehicle undercarriages, which dramatically reduces the need for personnel to manually clean equipment, removing the potential for injuries. RST is a market-leading global environmental specialist company that offers high-performance products, tailor-made mechanical equipment, engineering services and total-managed systems for carryback reduction, dust suppression, water and sediment solutions, road stabilisation and erosion control. Three decades of extensive research and development of formulas and customised mechanical equipment for a broad range of site issues has equipped RST with the expertise and knowledge to provide cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solutions for improved material handling. RST is an Australia business operating internationally in the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Timor, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Africa, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, contact Reynolds Soil Technologies on (07) 5522 0244 or visit www.rstsolutions.com.au. Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T00:48:31Z rimini-street-expands-investment-and-operations-in-asia-pacific AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 16, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of its new subsidiary, Rimini Street New Zealand Limited, and the opening of its new office in Auckland to address the growing demand for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive support services in New Zealand. Rimini Street’s expansion was announced at a gala event held at The Northern Club in Auckland, where clients, local IT leaders and the special guest of honor, Ambassador Scott P. Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, were hosted by Rimini Street’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Powell, and Rimini Street corporate senior executives. Growing demand for IT optimisation and a business-driven IT roadmap Rimini Street launched its new subsidiary in response to the region’s increasing desire for software support solutions that can help optimise their IT spend and enable them to liberate significant funding for their business transformation initiatives. Rimini Street already supports nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2Degrees Mobile, Refining New Zealand and The University of Auckland. By switching to Rimini Street support from the vendor’s support, organisations have saved up to 90 percent of the total cost of maintenance of their SAP and Oracle software assets and are able to run their current ERP releases with no forced upgrades for a minimum of 15 years from the date they switched support. Rimini Street clients also benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 15-minute response times for critical Priority 1 cases. In addition, each client is assigned a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years’ experience in their particular enterprise software system, backed by a broader team of technical experts. By switching their support to Rimini Street, organisations are able to take back control of their IT roadmaps with a ”business-driven roadmap” strategy that provides much more flexibility and value compared to the vendor roadmap, allowing CIOs to focus on creating value and providing competitive advantage for growth. “Organisations in New Zealand, both public and private, spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on their annual enterprise software support and maintenance, yet see little return from this significant spend,” said Andrew Powell, general manager, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street. “Our conversations with CIOs are squarely focused on how we can help them dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of their stable, mature enterprise systems as part of a hybrid computing model and business-driven roadmap, and as a result, we are experiencing increased demand in the region. With Rimini Street, organisations have the option to break free from the seemingly never-ending upgrade cycle dictated by the vendor’s roadmap – an expensive and disruptive path for companies to undertake just to stay fully supported. With our new operation in Auckland, we are better able to engage with and support organisations in New Zealand who want to significantly cut their software support spend and take back control of their IT roadmaps.” Region at risk of “falling behind” on innovation Recent research from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Rimini Street, found that enterprises in the ANZ region plan to spend the second-least amount on IT innovation in the world in the next 12 months, and they plan to increase their IT innovation spend by just 6.31% in the 12 months following the survey, well below the global average of 10.94%. “New Zealand is famous for innovation, but it is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world,” continued Powell. “New Zealand CIOs know that it’s important to spend their IT budgets on more than daily operations. With budget pressures between operating costs and the need to invest in innovation, CIOs need to reassess the value of existing support arrangements and explore better software support options designed to provide a greater ROI. Rimini Street enables CIOs in New Zealand to unlock significant savings and redirect that funding into critical innovation initiatives.” To download an eBook summary of the survey, “The State of Innovation: Priorities and Challenges,” click here. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. 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Fulfilling back orders and preventing critical equipment failures is a constant battle for Australian manufacturers, notably during November, December and January with more extreme weather and fewer staff on hand against the backdrop of a peak demand for products, especially for food and beverage companies. Consequently, MOVUS has launched “Industry 4.0 Made Easy” an offer to remove the headache for manufacturers for just $85 AUD per machine per month allowing customers to deploy predictive maintenance in a cost-effective way. FitMachine is a condition-based maintenance solution that detects machine failures in advance using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The solution comprises an industrial sensor, industrial gateway, mobile application, analytics and trending dashboards, and artificial intelligence engine. The system automatically monitors equipment 24x7 and learns what the normal operation of machinery is to detect any abnormalities and alert the organisation before failures occur. The insights provided are machine health, degradation, utilisation, energy consumption and more. Once a MOVUS installer is onsite, the units can be installed in under five minutes each, with no need for shutdowns, cutting or drilling. The installer will also train your team to install more sensors, should they be required. The pack contains everything manufacturers need to get started on their Industry 4.0 journey. For just $85 AUD per machine per month, MOVUS Industry 4.0 Made Easy offers: 10 FitMachine sensors 1 FitMachine Gateway The MOVUS fully-featured Dashboard, customised with your company logo, with machine trending and alerts via email and SMS Installation and training are fully included at your plant/factory/site Access to online help, training guides and support from the friendly MOVUS team “This offer is about making life easy for manufacturers during a seasonal time that is hallmarked by high product demand, staff shortages and weather extremes impacting equipment. We’re giving people access to the latest technology but in a really easy, low-risk way. It's a cost effective solution, that’s rapidly deployed, easy to use and easy to adopt,” said Brad Parsons, Founder and CEO of MOVUS. To get started, please visit https://www.movus.com.au/contact/sales/ About MOVUS MOVUS is an Australian company, headquartered in Brisbane, with customers across the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 2015 and backed by Blackbird Ventures, Telstra Ventures and Skip Capital, MOVUS’s world leading Industrial IoT (IIoT) solution FitMachine® transforms dumb equipment into ‘smart equipment’ and enables this through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. FitMachine proactively monitors the condition and operating performance of industrial equipment. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work and energy consumption, while minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. MOVUS acts as a conduit for improved asset management and lifecycle optimisation, thus reducing energy consumption and waste on a global scale. About Industry 4.0 Insert Wikipedia defines Industry 4.0 as a name given to the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing[1][2][3][4] and cognitive computing. Industry 4.0 is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution.[5] Tritium’s World-leading Manufacturing of Electric Vehicle Chargers is Recognised with Queensland Export Awards 2018-10-11T23:01:32Z tritiums-world-leading-manufacturing-of-electric-vehicle-chargers-is-recognised-with-queensland-export-awards Brisbane, Australia – October 12, 2018 – Tritium Pty Ltd’s global success in the electric vehicle fast-charger market has been recognised with the Premier of Queensland’s Exporter of the Year Award and the Manufacturing Export Award. The Awards were announced last night (October 11, 2018) at a gala dinner in Brisbane. As a winner of the Queensland Awards, Brisbane-based Tritium automatically progresses as a national finalist in the next Australian Export Awards. The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards acknowledge the contribution that exporting businesses make to the state’s economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community. The Queensland Exporter of the Year Award and the Manufacturing Export Award were accepted by David Finn, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tritium. “While the Australian EV market continues to expand, global markets, particularly in parts of Europe and in the US, are far advanced and so 98 per cent of our business is exported,” said Finn. “It has been very satisfying to compete so successfully on the global stage and I thank all our team and our supporters in Australia for making this possible. 2018 has been a standout year for Tritium with: The unveiling of its world-beating Veefil-PK high-power charger which can add 150KM of range to an EV in just five minutes A major deal with the IONITY network to deliver the Veefil-PK to 100 sites across Europe. The installation of Tritium’s 50th fast EV charger in Australia - a milestone for the local EV industry Tritium EV chargers are deployed in 26 countries and in Australia alone, the company has more than 70 per cent market share. Following the successful export and installation of a dozen HPCs (High-power chargers) to a pilot site in Germany as part of the IONITY network – which aims to install 400 sites in total across Europe – Tritium was chosen by IONITY as a technology partner to supply up to 400 chargers across a further 100 sites in Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. IONITY is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche. To cater for Tritium’s continued expansion internationally and nationally, the company is expanding its operation in Australia. “We now have more than 200 staff and counting and are expanding our Veefil-PK operations in Brisbane, as well as having offices in the US and Europe,” said Finn. “We continue to design and manufacture all our chargers in Brisbane and we’re proud to call Queensland home.” In addition to Tritium’s success in high-performance chargers, the company continues to lead the way in the 50kW DC Fast Charger market, locally and globally. Earlier this year Tritium signed deals to supply at least 40 Veefil RT-50kW DC fast chargers for the NRMA’s charging network rollout across New South Wales in Australia, and to supply 12 Veefil-RTs to NKM Mobilitas Ltd. (Mobiliti) in Hungary. ABOUT TRITIUM Brisbane-based Tritium is a technology company specialising in the design and manufacture of DC fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles (EV). Established in 2001, to provide power-electronic systems and battery energy-storage applications, it has, since the launch of its first DC fast charger in 2014, become one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies. In just four years Tritium has developed into a leading global DC fast charging supplier, with installations in 26 countries, and it currently holds around 50% of the Norwegian market and around 15% of the wider European market for 50kW fast chargers. In 2016, the Queensland Government invested AU$2.5m in Tritium - the first company to receive investment under a Business Development Fund scheme established to encourage innovative business – and it invested a further AU$2.5m in 2018. Customers include Charge.net.nz, EDF Lumins, Fortum, Grønn Kontakt, IONITY, Proterra and Stromnetz. Tritium’s HQ and main manufacturing plant is in Brisbane, with additional sales and manufacturing facilities in its two key markets of Europe and the US. National Safe Work Month: Many benefits for SMEs in outsourcing drug and alcohol testing 2018-10-04T01:55:40Z national-safe-work-month-many-benefits-for-smes-in-outsourcing-drug-and-alcohol-testing Staff working under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be dangerous, not just to themselves, but their fellow workers and the organisation’s reputation. Major events, such as the forthcoming Melbourne Cup, are times when more workers test positive for drugs the next day such as MET (methamphetamine/ice), MDMA (ecstasy) and THC (marijuana). With October being National Safe Work Month, Andatech, a leading Australian supplier of drug and alcohol testing equipment and services, highlights how substance use and abuse play a significant role in work‑related injuries and fatalities. "Australian businesses are losing an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use‑related productivity issues and 7.5% of hospital morbidity is related to alcohol consumption in the workplace," said Jaka Exstrada, Business Development Manager from Andatech. "This abuse also contributes to adverse productivity outcomes such as absenteeism, lateness, a decrease in attention span, poor coordination, difficulty in comprehension and slower reaction time." Many employers who want to carry out tests but cannot justify having an in-house drug and alcohol testing regime for random testing, post-incident and emergency testing are turning to third party testing, which is becoming more readily available. This outsourced testing is more affordable and can be customised for each organisation, tailoring the level of equipment, the frequency and the volume of drug and alcohol testing to suit their requirements. "Organisations may not realise that on-site drug testing services, either urine or oral, can be set up for as little as one person per year. In addition, they can also opt for education and awareness presentations and inductions, and policy and procedure development. "Third party testing is ideal for smaller businesses who want to comply with workplace health and safety but would prefer a professional with experience in testing to undertake the tests. "The testing service can also deal with awkward situations and it doesn’t hinder relationships between employees," he said. Testing improves employee compliance One Melbourne manufacturer that commenced testing earlier this year, has seen the incidence of positive readings halved from an average of 6% to 3%. The improvement is expected to continue as staff realise they can't get away with it. The purpose of this company's testing regime is to prevent staff from arriving at work still under the influence of drugs or alcohol as they are putting themselves and others at risk from injury or worse. To this end, various types of testing is conducted including random testing and special days testing when people are more likely to give a positive result, such as the day after Melbourne Cup Day or Australia Day. Some companies also conduct pre‑employment tests, incident tests and for‑cause tests where they suspect someone may be under the influence. For companies who want to manage their own testing regime, Andatech offers urine and oral DrugSense kits that test for nine different drug types. The company also has the widest range of Australian Standard‑certified breathalysers in Australia, including AlcoSense workplace breathalysers. However, many small enterprises are now turning to third party on-site drug and alcohol services from Andatech that uses a NATA accredited lab, certified collectors/testers and offers 24/7 on-site testing in all major cities in Australia, which is crucial when emergency and post-incident testing is required quickly. www.andatech.com.au https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/about Ends Free resources for business: White paper: Developing a Drugs and Alcohol Policy: Avoiding Common Pitfalls when Including Drug & Breath Tests https://www.andatech.com.au/developing-drugs-alcohol-policy-whitepaper White paper: Drug Abuse in the Workplace: A hidden management crisis https://www.andatech.com.au/workplace-drug-abuse-whitepaper White paper: Human Factor: The Human-Technology Interface in Workplace Safety https://www.andatech.com.au/human-factor-workplace-safety-whitepaper Some more facts & figures: In its 2007 study, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council reported that 2.5% of the workforce attends work despite being under the influence of illicit drugs. Figures released by The Alcohol and Drug Foundation show that Australian businesses lose an estimated $6 billion annually due to substance use-related productivity issues. According to the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), most work-related accident compensation claims come from workers who are absent for 12 weeks on average. These claims have a direct and indirect cost estimated at $60 billion per year. Wheeldon through Integrity Sampling found that 300,000 workers in Australia in full-time employment, misuse drugs and alcohol at harmful levels, and that 57% of part-time and contractual staff have the same problem. 40% of the workforce population in the 35-55-year-old demographic tested positive for methamphetamine and 1 in 15 professional drivers in the State of Victoria tested positive for illicit drugs in 2016. About Andatech: Andatech is a 100% Australian owned company that designs, supplies, supports and services safety and wellness products including high quality alcohol and drug testing equipment, and air quality products. The company has the widest range of Australian Standard-certified breathalysers in Australia, which are designed for personal use, in workplaces, at hospitality venues (wall mounted) and as car interlock devices. Drug testing kits cover saliva and urine testing of 9 drug groups providing error-free results. https://www.andatech.com.au/ Media enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC PR, T: 03 9803 2588 E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au To request any photos in high resolution please contact Wendy McWilliams. Captions: Andatech’s AlcoSense Prodigy S workplace breathalyser with one-touch operation delivers highly accurate readings. Andatech’s DrugSense Saliva Drug Testing Kit that tests for all the main drug groups. Andatech Sentry baton breathalyser can take 12 samples per minute. Rimini Street Obtains Australian Single Touch Payroll Certification 2018-09-19T22:22:43Z rimini-street-obtains-australian-single-touch-payroll-certification September 20, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced it has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for PeopleSoft Global Payroll and SAP HCM Payroll. The new certification enables Rimini Street’s Australian clients to submit their payroll data via a ‘pay event,’ either on or before pay day, to the ATO. Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory division passed the complex, rigorous qualification process with the first file submission for both PeopleSoft and SAP software products, well ahead of the deadline set by the ATO. Premium Service Support for Critical Certification Process All organisations with 20 or more employees are required to report under STP to stay compliant with the Australian Taxation Legislation. The aim of STP is to streamline employer payroll information reporting to the ATO. The change requires companies to report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, and superannuation information from their payroll solution each time an organisation pays its employees, rather than at the end of each financial year. “With the Australian Taxation Office mandating new Single Touch Payroll reporting requirements, we needed to ensure that our systems were fully compliant,” said John Brizee, SAP manager at Golding Contractors. “Rimini Street provided the STP update for our SAP payroll application. The update was installed, tested, and ready-to-go well in advance of the ATO’s deadline of July 1, 2018.” Rimini Street put a comprehensive process in place eighteen months prior to the July 1, 2018 deadline to begin preparing clients for this new reporting standard. The Company achieved STP certification for PeopleSoft software products in May 2018 and for SAP related products in June 2018 by completing three main verification steps set by the ATO – an in depth security questionnaire, execution of the ATO’s conformance test suite and lastly, product verification testing. “STP is the largest change to Australian payroll in recent history,” said Paul Henville, group vice president, Global Product Delivery. “By obtaining the STP certification for our PeopleSoft and SAP clients, we can ensure their systems are supported and compliant for this monumental shift in payroll reporting. This is just one example of how Rimini Street remains diligent, proactive and on the forefront of constantly changing tax, legal and regulatory requirements; STP in particular was one of the most complex requirements we have had to undertake, which we were able to complete ahead of the original software vendors.” To review the list of vendors certified for STP, visit http://www.sbr.gov.au/products-register/sbr-product-register-full-list Industry-Leading Tax, Legal & Regulatory Research and Technology Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory strategy and scoping team is made up of veteran tax specialists, attorneys and international tax, legal and regulatory professionals who use advanced technology and numerous government and private-sector sources to monitor, collect and verify tax, legal and regulatory changes. Rimini Street also participates in, and is a member of, many prominent tax, legal and regulatory associations around the world, including the American, Canadian, United Kingdom and Australian Payroll Associations, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Financial Executives International Association, the Tax Council and the Tax Executives Institute. The innovative combination of technology, proven methodology and ISO 9001 quality processes consistently assures a fast “legislature-to-live”SM update delivery cycle and the highest quality deliverables in the industry. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,620 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organisations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit https://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Euroa Abattoir using world first energy initiatives 2018-09-18T19:24:43Z euroa-abattoir-using-world-first-energy-initiatives pitt&sherry have been working collaboratively with Australia Pacific Agri-Corp (Projects) Pty Ltd on the Euroa Beef Abattoir project in Central Queensland for the past 2 years and is due for approval by the Queensland Government this week. This high tech beef processing plant proposes using some world first energy initiatives such as generating hydrogen from the wastewater stream powered by an onsite solar farm providing renewable, secure and reliable energy. This system has the potential to reduce processing costs. David Carberry, pitt&sherry’s Principal Environment and Infrastructure states, “it will be only one of a few purpose-built beef processing facilities to be constructed in Australia in the last 50 years and will be best practice in terms of using the state of art technologies.” As a ‘state-of-art’ beef processing facility, it will use the advantage of the latest technology and innovation to minimise environmental impact, taking into consideration the environmental aspects of carbon, water, electricity, gas and waste within the site. pitt&sherry used an integrated sustainable design focus. David Carberry said that “Euroa will become a benchmark for sustainable industrial facilities that will not only have environmental and social benefits but will result in reduced meat processing costs.” ‘World’s best practice’ design will be incorporated to allow the project to become one of Australia’s first full scale beef industry carbon abatement projects. An onsite bio-digester and covered anaerobic tanks will process waste from the facility, turning it into methane. The Euroa facility will produce a large range of pasture and grain fed beef products from premium traditional cuts to manufactured products for the high end global beef market.pitt&sherry have been working collaboratively with Australia Pacific Agri-Corp (Projects) Pty Ltd on the Euroa Beef Abattoir project in Central Queensland for the past 2 years and is due for approval by the Queensland Government this week. This high tech beef processing plant proposes using some world first energy initiatives such as generating hydrogen from the wastewater stream powered by an onsite solar farm providing renewable, secure and reliable energy. This system has the potential to reduce processing costs. David Carberry, pitt&sherry’s Principal Environment and Infrastructure states, “it will be only one of a few purpose-built beef processing facilities to be constructed in Australia in the last 50 years and will be best practice in terms of using the state of art technologies.” As a ‘state-of-art’ beef processing facility, it will use the advantage of the latest technology and innovation to minimise environmental impact, taking into consideration the environmental aspects of carbon, water, electricity, gas and waste within the site. pitt&sherry used an integrated sustainable design focus. David Carberry said that “Euroa will become a benchmark for sustainable industrial facilities that will not only have environmental and social benefits but will result in reduced meat processing costs.” ‘World’s best practice’ design will be incorporated to allow the project to become one of Australia’s first full scale beef industry carbon abatement projects. An onsite bio-digester and covered anaerobic tanks will process waste from the facility, turning it into methane. The Euroa facility will produce a large range of pasture and grain fed beef products from premium traditional cuts to manufactured products for the high end global beef market. CeMAT AUSTRALIA helping to future proof the warehousing and intralogistics industry 2018-08-06T03:15:00Z cemat-australia-helping-to-future-proof-the-warehousing-and-intralogistics-industry Melbourne was the focus for innovation in intralogistics and materials handling last week, with over 2,500 renowned industry leaders and delegates converging for CeMAT AUSTRALIA from 24-26 July at MCEC. Comprising of three full days of expert learning, networking and industry insights, CeMAT is the world’s leading trade fair for materials handling, intralogistics and supply chain management. Over 25 high-profile experts presented exclusively at the conference, with executives and decision makers attending from across Australia to hear the latest on ‘industry 4.0’ in intralogistics, materials handling and the supply chain. Two exemplary sessions during the Knowledge Program offered relevant case studies providing the audience with practical applications to take away: Rod Barnes, General Manager Delivery, Australia Post, examined how Australia Post is collaborating with local retailers to meet fast-paced online shopping demands in his presentation, ‘A look at how market dynamics have changed in recent years and how Australia Post is working with major eCommerce businesses to fulfil their supply chain demand’ Kevin Gunn, General Manager Supply Chain, Coles, discussed the retail giant’s internal experience in ‘Intralogistics optimising at Coles: Improving efficiencies throughout the warehouse to ensure customers have great availability and fresh product every day’ Daniel Mortimer, Event Director, Hannover Fairs, commented on the success of the Knowledge Program offering insights into industry trends, product innovations and customer case studies. “Inviting both vendors and end users to speak on the program allowed for CeMAT visitors to have a well-rounded opinion on the current state of the intralogistics industry. It proved to be highly effective, with a number of presentations having standing room only,” said Mortimer. The 105 exhibitors at the event collectively reported positive feedback about the quality of visitors on the showfloor, after networking and showcasing first-hand their latest products. Exhibitors included the likes of; C.H. Robinson, Vanderlande, KNAPP, Panasonic Business, Paperless Warehousing Group, Swisslog, Dematic and CHEP. Greg Perrot, Managing Director at Cowin Global said, “Cowin Global Australia exhibited at CeMAT 2018 in Melbourne and again can only say it was a great success. We increased our quality leads by 100% from 2016, the people we met on the stand were the decision makers which is exactly what any business needs to increase their market awareness as well as increase their sales. “We not only sold stock directly from the stand, but within a week of the show being over, we have received numerous purchase orders from new customers. We confirmed our spot on the last day of the show to exhibit at CeMAT 2020 and have no doubt it will be a sound investment in our future in Australia. “I would urge anyone thinking of exhibiting at CeMAT 2020 to STOP THINKING and confirm your spot now, as it is, without doubt a great show, well organised and marketed to ensure the right people attend. You will reap the rewards,” said Perrot. Cara Skelsey, Marketing Manager at Dematic also said, “CeMAT AUSTRALIA once again provided a fantastic opportunity for Dematic to exhibit its wide range of solutions, connect with a number of business leaders and decision makers, and share and discuss innovations in the industry.” Wrapping up the second day, the Industry Leader Drinks Reception, treated over 300 VIPs and exhibitors to an evening with guest presenter, Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO & General Manager Operations of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs, said CeMAT AUSTRALIA was a high point of the 2018 industry calendar, “CeMAT AUSTRALIA highlighted the innovations that are transforming the intralogistics industry. The diversity in solutions available on the showfloor allowed for a wide array of visitors to attend. “We are already excited to see what new technology will be showcased at the next CeMAT in Melbourne, which will take place on 7-9 June 2020,” said Stockbridge. CeMAT AUSTRALIA will return in 2020. For more information about CeMAT Australia visit: www.cemat.com.au Images: Hi-res available and royalty free from CeMAT Australia Flickr page. Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO & General Manager Operations Grand Prix Corporation, CeMAT Showfloor Industry Leader Drinks Reception CeMAT Showfloor CeMAT AUSTRALIA brings together human-machine collaborations on showfloor 2018-07-16T02:45:00Z cemat-australia-brings-together-human-machine-collaborations-on-showfloor CeMAT AUSTRALIA will showcase the latest in intralogistics, materials handling and innovative global technology, showcasing first-hand how industry 4.0 is revolutionising the warehouse process. Across the CeMAT exhibition and Knowledge Theatre, industry leaders will demonstrate how improved automation, machine-to-machine communications, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digitalisation in materials handling is transforming the future of warehousing, supply chain and intralogistics. CeMAT AUSTRALIA: When: Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 July 2018 Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre For more information visit: www.cemat.com.au Complimentary media passes are available; apply by sending your name, position and publication title to cemat@zadroagency.com.au Industry Leaders Drinks Reception Select attendees of CeMAT AUSTRALIA will be able to join the Industry Leader Drinks Reception, with special guest keynote speaker, Ashley Davies, Deputy CEO and General Manager Operations of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation. Ashley will give an operational overview of what it takes to deliver the Australian Grand Prix as well as share some anecdotes from his time working with the corporation on the event. Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, CeMAT Bar When: 5pm Wednesday 25 July 2018 This exclusive drinks reception brings together VIPs and exhibitors for a networking opportunity, it’s the perfect environment to build relationships, meet new contacts or just relax with like-minded people. For more information visit: www.cemat.com.au/industry-leaders-drinks-reception Innovations and highlights include: Swisslog and KUKA Robotics In a partnership featuring their warehouse automation robots and augmented reality, Swisslog and KUKA Robotics demonstrate the importance of human-machine collaborations. Visit stand F12 on the showfloor for a demonstration of KUKA Collaborative Robot working alongside KUKA Connect, a cloud-based software platform that allows users to access their robot analytics from any device, at any time. Image – taken from https://www.kuka.com/en-au Daifuku With the fastest speed in the industry, Daifuku will showcase an STV Sorting Transfer Vehicle, a high-throughput material handling solution which transports pallets in combination with automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) at a speed up to 200m/min. Visit stand C18 to find out why they are ranked #1 amongst material handling companies in the aviation and logistics sectors. Image – taken from https://www.daifuku.com/ GreyOrange GreyOrange will showcase their latest innovation, Butler PickPal for high-speed auto-fulfillment. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Vision, this collaborative robot revolutionises the auto-fulfillment process and can do up to 500 picks per hour. Visit stand A22 to see the rest of their Butler range of robotics solutions. Image – taken from https://www.greyorange.com/ Vanderlande Vanderlande will feature a unique 3D, shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) – Adapto, with built-in sorting and sequencing capabilities. Visit stands F13 and F18 to see their tray sorters, demonstrating how they can sort through pieces of fashion garments. Image – taken from https://www.vanderlande.com/ DEMATIC Having recently completed the market-leading, Toll Advanced Retail & eCommerce Fulfilment Centre, DEMATIC is showcasing their state-of-the-art Toll DC through virtual reality. watch demonstrations of its real time logistics solutions, including voice technology, smart glasses, and the latest of DEMATIC’s suite of mobility technologies visit stand G2. Don’t miss this biennial event, join us for CeMAT AUSTRALIA at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 24 - 26 July 2018. To view the full Knowledge Theatre program visit: www.cemat.com.au/knowledge-theatre For more information visit: www.cemat.com.au MOVUS new office launch to be officiated by Hon. Kate Jones 2018-07-08T20:00:00Z movus-new-office-launch-to-be-officiated-by-hon-kate-jones Brisbane, Australia, July 9, 2018 – Brisbane-headquartered company MOVUS, the developer of Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) machine monitoring solution FitMachine®, has opened its new offices today, officiated by the Hon. Kate Jones, Queensland Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development. MOVUS was a recipient of the Queensland Government’s Ignite Ideas Fund in 2016. It gave MOVUS the opportunity to accelerate the R&D of its FitMachine® solution and provided support in securing long-term contracts. The company has quadrupled in size from four to 16 current full-time employees and is investing in the next generation of STEM talent with 13 interns working across all four STEM disciplines. Developed and manufactured in Brisbane, FitMachine® is a world leading solution that combines Industrial Internet of Things sensors (IIoT), software-as-a-service, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help organisations proactively monitor and manage the condition and operating performance of their industrial machinery. For customers, compelling return on investment is realised via reducing the need for manual inspections, reduction in hazardous work, and minimising the risk of unplanned downtime. “The opening of the new offices and rapid growth of our team is testament to our clients and the industry in recognising the value of predictive maintenance,” said Brad Parsons, CEO and Founder of MOVUS. “We thank the Queensland Government for recognising the potential in the technology and awarding MOVUS the Ignite Ideas grant in 2016.” Minister for Innovation Kate Jones said the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund is supporting businesses to turn their ideas into commercial reality. “Movus is a perfect example of the Ignite Ideas Fund supporting an innovative Queensland business grow and create jobs,” Ms Jones said. “Movus received $100,000 Ignite Ideas grant to develop the FitMachine and due to the success of this project Movus have employed an additional 12 staff and moved into a new office.” MOVUS serves the manufacturing, water utilities, agriculture, healthcare, tertiary education, mining, oil and gas sectors. It has already secured a growing list of domestic and international clients including Wesfarmers Chemicals, Melbourne Water, University of Queensland, Unitywater, and Bombardier Transportation among others. For more information, please visit MOVUS website. About MOVUS Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, MOVUS specialises in Industrial IoT (IIoT). Its FitMachine® technology transforms dumb machines into ‘smarter machines’ and enables this on a global level through consumer styled simplicity combined with world class artificial intelligence. Media Contact Shuba Paheerathan Progressiva M: +61 (0) 438 606 424 E: shuba (at) progressiva.com.au Tritium Signs Deal with IONITY for 100 High-Power Charging Sites Across Europe 2018-07-05T02:27:19Z tritium-signs-deal-with-ionity-for-100-high-power-charging-sites-across-europe Brisbane, July 5, 2018 - IONITY has chosen Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs. All will be equipped with the Combined Charging System (CCS) used by a wide range of vehicle manufacturers. IONITY is based in Munich and was founded in 2017; it is a joint venture of the BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group including Audi and Porsche. “We chose to partner with Tritium because they have a world-leading technology and have shown they can develop and deliver their products quickly,” said IONITY CEO Michael Hajesch. The deal follows closely on the installation of two new sites in Germany at Tank and Rast rest stops at Brohltal East and Brohltal West. As the first sites to go live for IONITY in Europe, these two sites each have six high-power user units and form part of a planned rollout of around 400 EV charging sites across Europe. This network will ensure EV owners will always have access to a high-power charging station within 120 km. “We already have a leading position in the European fast-charging market and could see that demand was really taking off, which is one of the reasons we recently opened our new sales, testing and assembly facility in Amsterdam,” said David Finn CEO and Founder at Tritium. “This deal with IONITY shows just how fast the transition to EVs is happening.” Each of the Tritium high-power chargers on the IONITY sites will deliver up to 350 kW, which can add 150 km of driving range to an EV in just five minutes. They include Tritium’s unique and innovative liquid-cooled technology and the complete charging infrastructure is extremely compact, typically up to 50%-75% smaller than other systems on the market. Eaton announces new distribution partnership with Colterlec 2018-07-01T21:54:05Z eaton-announces-new-distribution-partnership-with-colterlec SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Power management company, Eaton today announced a long-term distribution partnership with leading industrial electrical distributor Colterlec that will increase national availability of its electrical distribution and motor control component range. Dan Agnew, General Manager Power Distribution ANZ at Eaton said the new partnership represents a strong commitment from both organisations to support the industrial sector with leading electrical products that provide the best in safety, reliability and efficiency. “This partnership will allow Eaton to expand nationally through Colterlec’s locations and warehouses across Australia, while leveraging its strong relationships and technical capabilities across many industries including manufacturing and mining.” Grant Turner, Managing Director at Colterlec said the new partnership will strengthen its market position throughout Australia and provide new growth opportunities. “Eaton’s product offering is world class and we look forward to working closely with the local team to deliver ongoing value to our customers, particularly electrical panel builders that require low voltage switchgear for upgrades and new builds.” Colterlec has operations and warehouse facilities in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. – ENDS – About Eaton Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. About Colterlec Colterlec is one of Australia’s leading distributors of industrial electrical equipment for major industries including wholesalers, mining, manufacturing, water treatment, infrastructure, oil and gas and food and beverage. Since 1996 Colterlec has expanded across the country and now has operations/warehouse facilities Australia-wide.