It was the innovation to replace wooden and paper pallets with recyclable sustainable plastic shipping platforms that prompted Jeff Lamb, the Newnan-based entrepreneur originally from Calgary, Canada, to sever his ties with IKEA and launch OptiLedge in 2009. In the start-up phase he also launched a materials handling and transportation consulting company. With the continued Read more
Atlanta’s Volantio, which provides software that helps airlines maximize ticket revenue while minimizing the pain of rebooking passengers, has raised a $2.6 million funding round. The Series B round was led by Ingleside Investors with participation from three airline venture funds that have never partnered on a deal before: JetBlue Technology Ventures, Australia’s Qantas Ventures and Read more
Deputy has had a North American base in Atlanta for awhile, but this week, the Australian employee management software firm moved its offices into the city proper as it continues to grow rapidly.
Originally conceived to broaden its study abroad and student exchange curriculum, Kennesaw State University’s “Around the World in 80 Days” was honored Feb. 28 in Washington by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) with its 2017 Innovation Award. The Duke University-based association recognized the KSU program for “effectiveness” and for the connections it established Read more
An Australian software firm that helps companies manage their workforces is set to open its headquarters for the Western Hemisphere in Alpharetta, employing 20 people when fully staffed. The announcement comes just a week after a manufacturer and a fintech firm from the Pacific country announced new operations in Georgia. Sydney-based Deputy already has customers Read more
It wasn’t too long ago that the Australian Trade Commission shut down its office in Atlanta, but two company relocations announced this week proved that interest in the South from Down Under remains strong.
Genuine Parts Co. has agreed to buy Welshpool, Australia-based aftermarket auto parts supplier Covs Parts Pty Ltd. Atlanta-based Geniune Parts, which posted revenues of $15.3 billion last year, didn’t disclose terms of the deal but said it expects Covs to bring in $90 million in sales next year. Covs is based in the state of Western Read more
Precision Aviation Group Inc. is nearly doubling its facility space in Brisbane, Australia, to 10,000 square feet to better serve customers through sales, service and parts storage. The main addition is a repair station to be operated by a new Australian branch of Precision Accessories and Instruments, a group subsidiary that provides replacement aircraft parts Read more
The Aussie heading up the Atlanta Streetcar project admits that he’s among the last of a dying breed, but the industry’s loss has been his gain as urban rail projects take off in the United States and beyond. “I’m very fortunate because the United States is going through a renaissance of streetcar development, and there is big demand for people with Read more
Atlanta-based Porsche Cars North America Inc. has named a new chief operating officer after its current COO was promoted to CEO of the German auto maker’s Australian unit. Joe Lawrence, who has been CEO of Porsche Cars Canada since 2009, will become executive vice president and COO in Atlanta, while Michael Bartsch will leave Atlanta to return to his native Australia after a seven-year tenure Read more