Two men standing at a Blacktree expo stand.

Director and Chief Technical Manager, Joe Nevin, said their communications solutions will work in the harshest and remote locations, both locally and internationally. He wanted to connect with previous export clients particularly in Germany and the UK and contacted Austrade and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability for assistance.

They were accepted as a member of the Team Defence Australia (TDA) delegation to Defence and Security Equipment International UK in June 2017.

“This presented an affordable opportunity for our team to meet with potential customers and partners from the UK, Europe and the US. We received an extremely positive response from several prospects for export of our products to these regions and discussions are continuing,” Mr Nevin said.

Organised by the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), Team Defence Australia’s trade mission to the exhibition in London gave Blacktree Technology a low-cost opportunity to have a presence at a world-renowned Defence exhibition and to meet with potential customers in the one location.

The CDIC representatives managed all of the practical arrangements for our attendance at the exhibition and provided a program of networking events including at Australia House and with key prime and military customers. They ensured that our company and product information was included on the exhibition website and in the hard copy exhibition guide. The TDA Stand was well located and the facilities were excellent,” Mr Nevin said.

"The ability to engage with the customers face-to-face was key to the success of this visit. Our team were able to describe our capability and talk through images of our products installed throughout the globe.”

Blacktree Technology has been operating in the Defence market for three years after acquiring a similar SME, Spirit River Pty Ltd, in 2015.The Spirit River range of products have a long history in Australian and International markets.

Blacktree Technology have a team of seven people based in Perth, Western Australia.

Learn more about Blacktree Technology at their website.

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