Introducing new Melbourne VIC Chapter Chair John Rieusset

John Rieusset was elected to the position of Chairperson of the Melbourne Chapter at the start of May, succeeding Luke Warren, who has recently stepped down as Chairperson.

John has been an active contributor to SACC in Melbourne since 2018, representing SACC Premium Member ABB ( John has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, having held various technical, commercial and marketing roles. He currently leads ABB’s activities within the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

We congratulate John on his new appointment and thank Luke for his contributions as Chairperson of the Melbourne Chapter.

Digital Insights from the Experts

Read the latest Digital Insights from SACC Small Business Member Amire Strategic Digital Marketing here


How to Target International Customers Through SEO

Businesses are going global and the need to attract customers from multiple countries and languages has grown tremendously. As a result, international SEO has become a key part of the marketing sphere, with businesses using localisation signals such as hreflang tags in an attempt to compete in international markets.

Having a poor international SEO strategy can mean that websites may risk having the incorrect country pages indexed in search results if the right signals to crawlers. It may also prevent local content from ranking more effectively for a particular location.

Read more in this post which offer a few quick tips on how you can revamp your global SEO efforts.







Randek chosen as the major supplier for the largest offsite prefabricated construction factory in Australia

Swedish company and SACC member Randek was chosen as the major supplier for the largest offsite/prefabricated construction factory in Australia.  This large investment has been made by the company Timbertruss  This project was sold in partnership with Randek’s local representatives, machinery supply specialists Bliss & Reels

Timbertruss are located in Corio, Victoria (just outside Geelong).  They have two giant factory buildings, totalling over 30,000 square metres, with multiple Randek production lines for wall frames, wall panels & roof trusses.

Timbertruss are actively supplying projects with panelised wall & floor elements for panelised construction.  This approach to construction offers large time, quality & productivity gains over site methods and is an approach still relatively uncommon in Australia, though common in Sweden.

YouTube Video: ‘Timbertruss – The Future of Construction’


Automated roof truss production:

Robotic wall frame production:

Wall panel production:


Bliss & Reels is one of the largest machinery suppliers in Australasia, with a wealth of experience in the supply, commissioning and service of a wide variety of production machinery for steel, concrete, asphalt and timber industries.

Bliss & Reels provide comprehensive range of services, including turn-key installations;

  • Advice, project management
  • Shipping, commissioning and installation
  • Training and after sales service
  • Spare parts sales delivered to stores
  • Finance

Based in Melbourne, servicing Australia & New Zealand, they are proud to represent some of the world’s leading production machinery manufacturers, who are at the forefront of machinery design and production output. Bliss & Reels are committed to continuing growth and expansion into related activities with an increased focus on automation, safety and environmentally friendly technologies.

Randek are pioneers in creating innovative automation solutions for customers within the prefabricated house manufacturing industry. The have developed and manufactured high performance machines and systems for prefabrication of walls, floors, ceiling, roof trusses, cut saws, butterfly turning tables and specialized machinery since the 1940s. Today Randek is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high performance machines and complete systems for effective house manufacturing with 90 percent of the production being exported from their factory in Falkenberg, Sweden.




Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia – New affiliated SACC & Sustainability Committee Member

The SACC is very proud to announce our newly established partnership with Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, whose CEO Andrew Petersen, also is a member of the SACC Sustainability Committee. We are looking forward to working together to advance and join in one voice of business for sustainability in Australia.


About BCSD Australia

BCSD Australia is an Australian business-led organization of over 60 philanthropic, private and public sector organizations, working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable Australia. We are part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) which is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.  Member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a global revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and over 19 million employees. Being part of a global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe.

Since 1991, BCSD Australia has been uniquely positioned to work with member organizations and companies along and across value chains. Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.


Andrew Petersen, CEO

Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia


Telephone: +61 2 8005 0780


Ambassador of Sweden to Australia, HE Henrik Cederin, visit to Perth WA April 2021

SACC Perth WA has the honour of hosting HE Henrik Cederin, Ambassador of Sweden to Australia, on his visit to Perth mid April 2021.

During these days we have arranged a program that will be partly open for SACC members.

We are very proud that the Swedish footprint in the mining space in Western Australia is so significant in a time where mining here is going towards a new boom era. We will have the opportunity to meet up with some of the largest Swedish companies in the field for an interesting update.



WA Mining Event 21 April

Finally an in person event with great content!

We will meet at one of Perth’s highest rooftop venues at Grant Thornton where Ambassador, Henrik Cederin with be our guest of honour. Sandvik will be presenting the latest with a focus on sustainability in mining and Grant Thornton will share their perspective on what they refer to as the ‘Mining Boom 3.0′ and “Being smarter not necessarily bigger’.

Register and find out more about this event here.



Onsite visit to SACC Premium Member Epiroc and Roy Hill “Mining more exciting than ever before”

Mining is moving fast from an industry that used to be dirty and at times slow on uptake of new technologies being at the absolute forefront of technical development and changes are happening fast.

We will visit SACC Premium Member Epiroc’s Australia headquarters great facilities in Perth together with the Ambassador followed by a visit to one of their biggest customers Roy Hill who will showcase their remote operations centre.



Curtin University 

On-site visit with focus on Swedish connections. Curtin University arranges an interesting event with the professors with Swedish connection in some form.


Please contact SACC Perth WA for more information on or

A national champion in our SACC YP network 

The mix of Sweden and Australia has proven to be successful again. Simon Skoog (SACC YP) together with his Australian crew (Nick Reader) has recently won both the NSW Championship and the Australian Championship in the high performing sailing class; Formula 16 catamaran.

They are now preparing for the World Championship in Perth 2022 and they are looking for a sponsor that wants to be part of their journey. It’s an excellent chance for companies that want to gain brand awareness, doing sailing events with teams or customers and get the opportunity to have hundreds of sailors trying their products during events. See the sponsor proposal here.

Swedish Business in Australia Awards 2020 – Update