Over the last few days I have been in Sydney, Australia visiting with our staff and clients here. Zerowait Corp. PTY has been in Australia for just over 18 months and we have quite a few customers in the media and financial services business sectors here. Every time I come here I am more impressed with the engineering and technical staffs of the companies we visit. There is a lot of ingenuity here, and our SimplStor Products and independent NetApp support are doing well here.
Last night I was at a gathering of VFX folks in Newtown at the Marly bar and I was talking to folks about robotics and developments in camera technology for film and animation. The VFX community here includes customers of ours in the commercials business, movie business, and the TV business, and I really enjoy coming to Sydney for these evening gatherings. I wish that we could put events like this together in the USA. As mentioned previously in this blog the Aussies have great beer and it is hard not to enjoy a few of them when you are out in the evening with customers and friends.
Laurence Jones, who runs our office in Lane Cove West has pulled things together over the last year and a half and set up an excellent office. Our business in Australia is doing really great thanks to his efforts. It is really pretty amazing to think back to November of 2010 when one of our customers asked us to set up the Australian operation and to see that 18 months later we have a growing business that is gaining more customers every month.
Finally, I can’t say enough good things about our Attorney’s in Sydney. As an American, dealing with the rules and regulations of setting up a company in Australia and keeping things consistent between the two countries different business law systems has been an education. After 18 months we have finally gotten things figured out. Based on what we have accomplished we expect that over the next 18 months we will substantially increase our business in Australia.