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NEW CORPORATE MEMBER – Wallenius Wilhelmsen

 

Wallenius Wilhelmsen – Sustainable logistics for a world in motion

WW vessel, the Swedish Flagged M/V FIDELIO alongside at WW’s MIRRAT Terminal in Melbourne

 

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is the global leader in integrated vehicle transportation and logistics, supporting our customers across their supply chain, all the way from the factory to the end-consumer. Our ambition is to lead the way in transforming shipping and logistics. With 9,500+ employees and 81 nationalities working in 28 different countries, we aim to consistently be the customers’ preferred integrated logistics partner. Together, we are building resilient, connected, data-driven, decarbonized solutions fit for the future.

Benefiting from over 160 years of heritage and history (with more than 125 years of history in Australia), Wallenius Wilhelmsen includes several brands, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions, EUKOR, ARC, Armacup and Keen, and today has operations in three key segments: Shipping services, Logistics services and Government services. Our head office is located in Oslo, Norway. The company was initially created in 1999 as a result of the merger between Sweden’s Wallenius Lines and Norway’s Wilhelmsen Lines which created Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. In 2017 this became WalleniusWilhelmsen ASA and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. We provide a comprehensive land-based logistics network through eight terminals, 11 inland distribution networks and more than 66 service and processing centres located around the world. In addition, we work in-house at many manufacturers’ plants preparing vehicles for the end consumers. At sea, we have more than 125 vessels on 15 trade routes, serving six continents. The RoRo vessels in our fleet typically have a higher-than-average number of hoistable decks and a stronger ramp capacity than our rivals. This provides enhanced flexibility allowing us to carry multiplex cargo answering the needs of a variety of customers. By fleet size, we are the world’s largest operator of pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs).2023 was a very strong year for Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Capacity constraints in the car carrier markets have led to solid earnings for the shipping services segment and we have consistently renewed multi-year contracts at rates reflecting the current market. Contract renewals have focused on integrating offerings across ocean and land-based services, combined with decarbonization initiatives such as the use of biofuel. Furthermore, we have seen very solid growth and margin improvements in the logistics and government segments.

The Oceania inbound Trade is one of the key global trade lanes for WW. Historically this trade has relied on imports from the Americas and Europe, however as sourcing points continue to shift, North Asia, driven by the increase in exports from China, is fast emerging as a key sourcing region for our region. Here we see a growing number of European and American Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) shift their production to China, and most importantly we see China’s rise to now be the largest exporter of electric vehicles worldwide.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is well positioned to satisfy the growing demand in this trade, offering integrated logistics solutions in both China and Australia, and shipping services through its group company ARMACUP.

Through our land-based and shipping services activities, Wallenius Wilhelmsen provides services to several major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) from Sweden, ranging from automobile manufacturers to mining and construction plant equipment manufacturers.  

WW’s Equipment Processing Centre located in Laverton, Victoria. One of 5 EPC’s around the country.

 

Contact details:

Matthew Jackson, Senior Manager, Mining, Construction and Break Bulk Oceania, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean

matthew.jackson@walwil.com

www.walleniuswilhelmsen.com

NEW START UP MEMBER – CLEARITT

Clearitt is game-changing Fintech. Founded upon the principles of fairness and integrity. We exist to evolve and level the playing field of business finance, and channel power back to SMEs. Bringing clarity and ease to payment processing, helping to free up time, cash flow and capital. Removing barriers so businesses can focus on what they do best.

See the introduction in pdf format here: https://www.swedishchamber.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Introduction-of-Clearitt.pdf

Contact details:

Richard Johnsson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Email: richard@clearitt.com

Andreas Grosund, Chief Operating Officer

Email: andreas@clearitt.com

Web: clearitt.com

NEW SMALL BUSINESS MEMBER – MENTIMETER

 

Mentimeter – Make your meetings count

 

Mentimeter is an audience engagement platform (AEP) that makes it easier to listen and to be heard by transforming passive audiences into active contributors. Mentimeter is fundamentally changing the culture of presentations, lectures, and workshops in business and education from talking to listening. Whether on-site, remote, or hybrid, Mentimeter creates a unique, transparent, and engaging experience for everyone.

Since launching in 2012, Mentimeter has grown from a group of four founders to a 250+ person company with two offices on two different continents. In this time, more than 280 million people have gathered opinions, questions, and thoughts through our platform. The platform is used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies.

Mentimeter was founded with the ambition to fundamentally change corporate and education culture from talking to listening. By engaging every voice in the room, Mentimeter allows organizations to harness their full potential, enabling informed decision-making. Whether in-person or remote, Mentimeter helps to transform passive audiences into active contributors through engagement tools, including polls, comments or reactions, to boost inclusivity, productivity and engagement to help organizations achieve optimal business and learning outcomes. In just two years, Mentimeter has seen 178% sales growth with a more than 400% increase in enterprise customers.

Mentimeter changes traditional linear communication to engaging interaction with tools developed for the three different stages of a presentation and meeting, namely prepare, engage, and follow up. According to Mentimeter’s new study on meeting participation and engagement, people want more ways to engage. In fact, 71% of meeting participants want anonymous ways to engage in meetings; a core value proposition of Mentimeter.

Contact details:

Ashleigh McFarland, Director APAC

Email: ashleigh.mcfarland@mentimeter.com

NEW CORPORATE MEMBER – HITACHI ENERGY

 

Hitachi Energy – Advancing a sustainable energy future for all

 

 

Electricity will be the backbone of the entire energy system. Together with customers and partners, we are shaping collective action to provide the needed technologies, new ways of thinking and new ways of working. By combining advanced digital solutions and services, such as Hitachi Lumada, with our energy platform, that is built on unique domain expertise and experience, we are helping to make the energy system more resilient and secure.

Hitachi Energy serves customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future.

We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.

Contact details:

Bernard Norton, Managing Director

Hitachi Energy Australia

Email: bernard.norton@hitachienergy.com

NEW CORPORATE MEMBER – OX2

 

OX2 – A fully integrated provider of renewable energy solutions at scale

Founded in Sweden in 2004, OX2 develops, constructs, and sells renewable energy solutions at scale in 13 markets around the world, including Australia. They also offer asset management services to wind and solar farms during its operation.  

 

Their project development portfolio consists of in-house developed as well as acquired projects in onshore and offshore wind, solar, and energy storage, in various phases of development.

OX2 acquired Australian renewables developer ESCO Pacific in May 2023, and have been bringing their wealth of expertise in green field project development to Australia ever since.  They plan to scale up their operations in Australia through acquisitions in solar and energy storage and hope to expand their operations to onshore wind while exploring opportunities in offshore wind and hydrogen production.

OX2 Australia is based in Melbourne and has more than 30 employees. OX2 is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market since April, 2022 and has more than 475 employees globally. 

 

Contact details:

Rachel Watson, Country Manager Australia

 Email: rachel.watson@ox2.com

Web: www.ox2.com.au

NEW CORPORATE MEMBER – Electrolux Group

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Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people.

As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Westinghouse in Australia and New Zealand, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. Electrolux is the only whitegoods manufacturer in Australia, with our Adelaide cooking plant producing around 350,000 ovens and cookers annually for sale in Australia, New Zealand and a growing number of export markets.

Electrolux has been doing business since 1919. The headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Electrolux share ELUXb is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com

Electrolux Offering

Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. The Group is the only appliance manufacturer in the world to offer complete solutions for both consumers and professionals.

Electrolux Purpose

Our future is determined by the way we all live our lives. That’s why we strive to improve everyday life for millions of people and the world around us. It is embodied in everything we do. In every idea, every product and every human interaction.

We believe that outstanding taste experiences should be easy for everyone. That there is always a better way to care for our clothes to make them look and feel new longer. That the home should be a place for wellbeing, a place to care for ourselves and our loved ones.

To succeed, we continuously rethink and improve our ways of working – internally, and together with our customers and partners.

By creating desirable solutions and great experiences that enrich peoples’ daily lives and the health of our planet, we want to be a driving force in defining enjoyable and sustainable living.

This is us – at Electrolux we shape living for the better.

Mission

We reinvent taste, care and wellbeing experiences for more enjoyable and sustainable living around the world.

To create these experiences we focus our innovation on three areas:

We help people make great tasting, healthy food for friends and family. An oven that cooks evenly or a hob with precise temperature controls and high speed, can enable consumers and give them the confidence and skills to do well.

We help consumers care for their clothes by making them stay new and great looking for longer. Electrolux delivers solutions that allow consumers to put their favourite clothes into the washing machine and be completely confident in the result.

People are concerned about the air that they breathe and their environment. We call that wellbeing. Electrolux helps consumers get a better home environment through floor care, air care and water care.

Drivers

The purpose is underpinned by three drivers: Act Sustainably, Create Better Experiences and Always Improve. The drivers guide our behaviours, give direction to our strategies, and convey the core of how we behave as a company.

Act sustainably

Inspire and contribute to a change for the better.

We are determined to shape living for the better of our customers and for the health of our planet. We are proud of our Scandinavian heritage and our accomplishments, but we intend to improve further and to make smarter, more resource efficient solutions available for everyone. To develop better operations for our co-workers and the communities around us. To always act ethically and respect human rights. To work together with customers and professional partners who share our desire to change for the better.

Create better experiences

Design solutions that elevate the everyday.

Experiences are in the food our customers put on their plate, the way they care for their clothes, the quality of the air they breathe or the water they drink. Better experiences not only elevate our customers’ every day, but are also mindful of our society and our planet.

Always improve

Think new and never settle.

We never settle, and are always curious and forward leaning. We see opportunities where others see problems and make things happen. That is what it takes to shape living for the better.

 

Contact details:

Mark Goodwin, Communications Manager – ANZ, APAC & MEA

Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd

Email: mark.goodwin@electrolux.com

Web: www.electrolux.com.au

NEW CORPORATE MEMBER – Hexagon

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies.

Our solutions free our customers to harness the rapidly-increasing amounts of data, putting it to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector and mobility applications.

 

Our unique strategy.

Hexagon’s strategy targets the rapidly widening gap between the enormous amounts of data being created and the world’s ability to harness it. For more than a decade, literally billions of ‘things’ — sensors and devices — are being connected to the internet. Our unique approach is to create value by freeing our customers to actually use all this data — to put it to work in new, world-changing ways.

The outcomes we seek.

At our very core is a powerful vision of a future where data is fully leveraged so that business, industry and humanity sustainably thrive. We believe in a world where economic growth does not come at the expense of the planet and its people, and that we should drive sustainability efforts in every aspect of our business.

Our goal is to empower our customers with the freedom to use data to its greatest potential — the freedom to innovate, the freedom to thrive, the freedom to ensure a sustainable planet for future generations.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

 

Contact details:

Caroline Taylor, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific

Hexagon Safety, Infrastructure & Geo-Spatial Division

Email: caroline.taylor@hexagon.com

Web: www.hexagon.com

NEW START UP MEMBER – Berkeley Communications

 

Berkeley Communications is a strategic communications and B2B storytelling agency that specializes in delivering strategic and creative PR programmes for innovative B2B brands; with particular focus on Technology, Innovation or purpose-led organisations.

We are a growing team of senior consultants and offer the whole range of communications strategy and activation services, including PR, social, content, sponsorship leverage, brand strategy and more.

As leaders in business and brand storytelling, we offer general and tailored, industry leading workshops that educate individuals and brands in how to master corporate narrative development. For us, corporate storytelling sits at the core of any communications program and we believe it should be embedded in the corporate DNA of every B2B brand. This is why have developed our own Storytelling Academy.

Our Swedish Managing Director Povel Torudd has spent +20 years working for some of the world’s leading brands in B2B and B2B2C technology, including 10 years for a global cybersecurity brand where he specialised in cyber incident communications and executive media training as well as ESG, sponsorship and global brand communications.

Our local operations started in February 2023, and we currently offer our services in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. We are part of the Berkeley Communications Network (HQ in London) which is over 20 years old and has a global footprint with branch offices in Germany, USA and now also Australia as well as with a franchisee network (+20 agencies in total) that license Berkeley’s unique Storytelling Academy training and agency IP. This allows us scale-up campaigns globally for our Australian clients when required.

The Australian market plays an important role for any ambitious multinational brand, not only for the Australian audiences but also as a gateway for strategic communications into the wider APAC region. We have seen strong interest in our Storytelling Academy workshops since we launched and commonly receive feedback that there is an opportunity for storytelling to mature in Australia. Our plan is to play a central role in this PR movement and share the tools and processes we have developed as an agency to decode and re-code corporate messaging into something more human, emotional and with more potential to help build brand affinity and audience engagement.

 

SACC MEMBER OFFER: Berkeley Communications are running a virtual Storytelling Masterclass on 28 September at 2pm EAST, and offer SACC Members a 50% discount. 

Please find out more info and register here using discount code SACC2023: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-academy-australia-apac-b2b-storytelling-masterclass-online-tickets-680191871197

 

Contact details:

Berkeley Communications Managing Director, Povel Torudd, is our SACC contact. Originally from Lund in Sweden, he’s called Australia home since 2002. We are still building the team here since our Australian launch about 6 months ago, and it currently consists of experienced senior consultants. Our approach is to be able to scale up fast as our client portfolio grows and has the added benefit of being able to tap into the Global Berkeley Communications network for additional staff resources or vertical expertise when needed.

Email: Povel.Torudd@berkeleypr.com

Web: berkeleypr.com

 

NEW PREMIUM MEMBER – CDJ Equipment

Founded in 1974, CJD Equipment is a privately owned Australian company. Our core business involves the national distribution of construction equipment and trucks. The CJD product portfolio consists of world-class brands and we have a longstanding relationship with Volvo. Our network of dealers and service centres stretches across the nation, from Australian capital cities to regional country towns and mining centres. Partnering with international manufacturers such as Volvo gives us the ability to offer a diverse range of quality products that support a variety of industries – from heavy duty equipment to trucks for road freight, haulage and general delivery.

Contact details:

CJD Equipment Pty Ltd

54 Great Eastern Hwy

South Guildford WA 6055

Email: enquiries@cjd.com.au

Web:www.cjd.com.au

 

 

NEW SMALL BUSINESS MEMBER – Australian Metal Powders Supplies – Höganäs

Australian Metal Powders Supplies (AMPS) is Australia’s leading supplier and distributor of metal powders, AMPS has been supporting manufacturing industries in Australia for over 25 years. We represent some of the largest and most professional global powder manufacturers including Höganäs, Novamet and AVL Metal Powders.

Höganäs is the world leading manufacturer of iron and metal powders with a yearly capacity of 500,000 tons. Höganäs produce an extensive range of iron, stainless steel, nickel and cobalt–based atomised powders – developed for a range of applications including automotive components, brazing, additive manufacturing and water treatment.

Australian Metal Powders Supplies is a locally-owned company based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact details:

AUSTRALIAN METAL POWDERS SUPPLIES

32 Carrington Road
Guildford NSW 2161
Australia

sales@metalpowders.com.au

www.metalpowders.com.au