New Members

On this page we welcome our new members from over the last three months.

Contact details can be found in our Member Directory, which is free-of-charge for our members. The best way to get in touch with our member base is to join us at one of our upcoming events.

Balluff is an innovating supplier of automation technology with high standards and personal commitment. Balluff is a medium-sized fourth generation family-owned organisation. Founded in Neuhausen on the Filder near Stuttgart, we have developed into a leading global player. We are a company with tradition and customer relationships that have established over years, which acts simultaneously as an important partner in innovations and as a pacesetter for our customers. Balluff's solution expertise in automation is truly comprehensive and from its beginnings in 1921 our global footprint is vast across the world with almost a century of existence. Our clients also feel the special commitment that we provide them with. We fulfil their requirements, accept their challenges and develop forward-thinking technologies for them. We know that if our clients are perfectly equipped for the future, then so are we. ‘Innovating automation’ is therefore our motto.

The Schaeffler Group is a globally active automotive and industrial component and system solution provider. Highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability represent the basis for the Schaeffler Group’s lasting success. Precision components and systems for engines, transmissions, and chassis as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for numerous industrial applications make the Schaeffler Group a key contributor to 'Mobility for Tomorrow'. Locally, Schaeffler's products and innovative monitoring systems can be found in automotive drive trains, rail, wind turbines, commodity and mining applications. With offices around Australia, including a Grinding Mills Competence Centre in Melbourne and a specialist Reconditioning Service Facility in Sydney, Schaeffler Australia focuses on providing the highest level of customer service and technical and commercial support. With 86,600 employees globally, Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest companies in family ownership. It has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, R&D facilities and sales companies at approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries. schaeffler.com.au

Dr Isolde Neugart MBA PhD is one of the most accomplished teachers of the German lan¬guage in Brisbane. Her tailored one-on-one coaching to business, research and engineer¬ing/technology professionals enables them to master key elements of the German language, and acquire the corporate cultural skills necessary to successfully interact with business/research part¬ners in Germany. Our focus is on small classes of maximum four participants, emphasising one-on-one facilitation and specially tai¬lored training for companies. We are available for language coaching for native/semi-native speakers to assist with the preparation of speeches and presentations for business and in academia. In our business workshops, students learn the necessary skills to successfully and confidently interact with business/research partners in Germany. All our language and culture classes refer to the Common European Framework of Refer¬ence for Languages (CEFR). Each level aligns with the corresponding Goethe-Institut’s global language level exams: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. For all these exams, preparation classes are available at LGI.

Presser & Co advises middle-market public and private companies as well as private equity groups, representing both the buy-side and sell-side. We have a particular emphasis on Australia-European cross-border M&A and partner with many of Europe’s premium mid-market M&A advisory businesses. In particular, Presser & Co’s German partnership with Network Corporate Finance GmbH in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Berlin provides both Australian and German mid-market firms the ability to bridge the gap between business cultures, language and approach. We are highly regarded for our ability to deliver an unparalleled combination of knowledge, relationships and deal execution, delivering our client-first values across borders and our deep industry knowledge and relationships throughout the corporate and private equity landscape. Our managing director is integrated into deal opportunities, using the support and resources of our experienced team to provide clients with best-in-class attention and execution. Contact us for a chat at any time.

Considerable experience in direct search at all corporate levels and extensive experience in various industries makes us a competent partner to search, attract, and engage top talent for your organization in Australia and New Zealand. Numerous German companies trust us with the implementation of their international recruitment projects. This makes Departer a sought-after recruitment consultancy for multinational professionals in Australia. As German recruitment consultants we are - at the same time - the main contact for German-speaking applicants living in Australia and New Zealand. Typical German values such as reliability, trust and sustainability in combination with a high demand for quality and transparency towards our customers characterise our way of working. With locations in Germany, the United Arab Emirates and Australia Departer is a recognised HR partner of international operating companies and institutions within the German economy.

For more than 85 years, the LAMY name has stood for the highest level of quality and innovative design. Today, this family company belongs to the leading German manufacturers of exclusive writing instruments and markets its products all over the world. All LAMY pens and accessories continue to be manufactured at LAMY’s headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. They are built for a long and useful life. The LAMY safari is one of the world’s most popular fountain pens. The LAMY range incorporates a number of different collections for a variety of users and purposes, while the consistent focus on the core philosophy results in a cohesive, beautiful and functional range to suit every use and budget. Partnering with Australian brand Milligram, LAMY Australia is excited to offer custom branding and personalisation on a range of pens for your personal or business needs.

New Duende’s Kerry Azar has an extensive background of leadership and academic positions working in Australia, Europe, USA and Asia. She worked as the Business Development Manager for a successful, award-winning Internet company during the heady dot com days, and set up the European subsidiary of an ASX Aerospace company in Bavaria. Today, she is a respected leadership development consultant and facilitator. She operates across a diverse range of industries including mining, IT, healthcare, legal, the arts, digital media, FMCGs, and aerospace. With a deep understanding of the personal and professional changes facing business executives, Kerry has partnered with more than 400 C-Suite Executives, emerging leaders and teams in public and private sector organisations, including ASX-listed and Global 500 companies, through to not-for-profits. She is an invited member of Women Chiefs of Enterprises International.

Quest Narre Warren serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Narre Warren accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays. Close to Quest Narre Warren are the region’s business parks, great restaurants and shopping at Westfield Fountain Gate and the charming Main Street of Berwick village. Casey, Epworth and St John of God Berwick hospitals are in close proximity, as are the Berwick campuses of Monash University and Chisholm Institute of TAFE. The M1 is just down the road, and will have you in Melbourne in less than 40 minutes. Quest Narre Warren has 35 serviced apartments including One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments, and are the perfect alternative to a hotel room in Narre Warren. Ideal for families, colleagues or larger groups looking for a home away from home experience.

Led by two experienced and successful entrepreneurs, at Lakeba we know that innovation can truly change the world. Solving problems and seeing opportunity comes from bringing together a team of talented and diverse individuals who are passionate and committed to developing digitally enabled solutions that change lives, change communities and drive business profitability. Lakeba is a reverse incubator (or start-up studio) that delivers a platform for commercialising innovation and rapid scaling of ventures on a global scale with its full capabilities to conceive an idea, create it and then commercialise globally. This mix of commercialisation experience, technology and development capabilities provides 24/7 software development, and a turnkey service to identify and accelerate innovative ideas and deliver them to markets across the globe.

IR4 is a manufacturing technology company that is leading industry change in the development of highly flexible, artificially intelligent automation systems with significant real world application. The first application of the technology has been the automation of structural steel fabrication through SSS Manufacturing who licenses the technology developed by IR4 is now working on technology transfers of the technology into the defence space.

Quest Frankston serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable experience for short or long stays. Located on the seaside town of Frankston, this 66 apartment property boasts oversized studio, one and two bedroom apartments and is the premier specialty accommodation available for corporate guests relocating for work, leisure guests on holiday or an impromptu getaway. Areas of interest within close proximity are the Bayside Shopping Centre, the award winning Frankston beach, Frankston Art Centre, Peninsula Health and Monash University. For corporate guests the busy commercial hubs like Carrum Downs, Dandenong South and Braeside Business Parks are a short drive away with Melbourne city easily accessible via Eastlink. Quest Frankston is a great base and offers both lifestyle and wellbeing.

Sennheiser is shaping the future of audio – a vision built on more than 70 years of innovation culture, which is deeply rooted within the family-owned company. Founded in 1945, Sennheiser is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. With 20 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company is active in more than 50 countries and operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA. Sennheiser has around 2,800 employees around the world that share a passion for audio excellence. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. In 2016, the Sennheiser Group had sales totalling €658.4 million. www.sennheiser.com

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Thales in Australia is a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and is also present in commercial sectors ranging from air traffic management and ground transport systems to security systems and services. Employing around 3,400 people, Thales in Australia recorded revenues of more than AU$1 billion in 2016. Thales Australia has a history of patient investment to build advanced in-country capability across manufacturing, critical systems and services. Close collaborative relationships with local customers, SME suppliers and research institutions combined with technology transfer from our global business enables Thales to tailor high quality solutions for Australian and export markets.