Australian Fire & Rescue Goes For Unique Irish Software Solution
Gartan Technologies, based in Letterkenny, has been awarded a major contract by Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), one of the largest Fire & Rescue operations in the world. The company develops specialised software which monitors the availability of personnel and manages their time. Gartan already has a strong customer base in the UK and Ireland and this new development heralds their expansion around the globe to Australia. The company opened an office in Sydney on 3rd November.
Speaking about Gartan Technologies’ entry into the Australian market, Managing Director, Malachi Eastwood, said, “Securing the contract with the FRNSW represents a significant step forward for us. There are great opportunities in Australia but you do need to have a product which offers something more and has a strong reputation. ”
New South Wales is a region larger than France and in 2012/13 FRNSW responded to over 134,000 incidents. FRNSW was looking for a system that would help ensure they had sufficient personnel available to respond to emergency callouts from 338 stations. Because of the scale of the New South Wales operation, they wanted a proven solution that matched their specific requirements. Upon undertaking a rigorous evaluation of the global market, they chose Gartan because of their track record and reputation in Ireland and the UK.
Gartan Technologies participated on the recent Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to Australia. Welcoming the announcement, Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: “I am particularly delighted to welcome the announcement of their significant new contract with FRNSW. This contract demonstrates the calibre of Gartan’s innovation and technology, and provides a great example of the type of innovative Irish company we are working with in Enterprise Ireland. I congratulate them on their expansion into the Australian market which opens up significant opportunities for the Letterkenny-based company.
Malachi added, “We work with organisations in many sectors including Health, Finance, Manufacturing and Emergency Services, that put an emphasis on ensuring their employees’ time is always properly utilised and valued. Our products do more than simply manage staff availability, they are strategic tools which enhance performance and efficiency.”
“Organisations want reliable, flexible partners that consistently deliver to help them manage their employee time. It’s a proposition that we took to Australia which has been very well received. We’re especially proud to have clients in Ireland and UK who have been with us for 14, 16 and even 18 years. That’s a track record we intend to keep in Australia.”
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