Published on Tuesday17thOctober2017

CurrencyFair, Combilift and Akari Software announce new deals in Australia

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Pictured are (Back row, left to right) Mary Kinnane, Director of Enterprise Ireland Australia and New Zealand; Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald; Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland CEO. (Front row, left to right) Pat Tallon, CEO, Civmec and Chris Littlewood, Combilift Australia Business Development Manager

CurrencyFair, Combilift and Akari Software today announced new deals with Australian partner companies. The announcements were made at an Enterprise Ireland business lunch at Sydney Opera House, attended by over 200 Irish and Australian business leaders.

Witnessing the contract signings today, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said:

The global success that CurrencyFair, Combilift and Akari Software have achieved is outstanding. World-class Irish companies are hugely important for our economy, delivering employment growth in Ireland. The focus of my Department through our agencies, and trade missions is to support more companies to achieve international success, particularly those who are Brexit exposed.

CurrencyFair, the world’s first peer-to-peer currency exchange marketplace announced today that it has reached the significant milestone of over €5 billion being traded on its platform worldwide, with $1 billion of this being traded in Australia.

Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts based in Monaghan, also announced today that it has signed a $1 million contract with Civmec, an Australian construction and engineering company.

Akari Software, a world leader in curriculum management software development also announced that six universities in Australia and New Zealand are deploying their software, with the combined contracts valued at over €5 million. The University of Sydney is the latest university to deploy Akari’s software, having recently signed a three-year contract with the Cork based company.