Trade mission lands $250,000 deal

Published 11:00am 13 September 2023

Trade mission lands $250,000 deal
Words by Moreton Daily
By Ella Bradford

The City of Moreton Bay’s New Zealand trade mission has helped innovator EJ Australia secure $250,000 in new business without even leaving its Brendale facility.

EJ Australia is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of service pit access solutions for water, sewerage, drainage, telecommunications and utility networks worldwide.

City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery is delighted to hear of EJ’s success.

"It is vital that we maintain strong relationships with New Zealand, not only to explore new business leads but to encourage international investment back into Moreton Bay,” Mayor Flannery says.

"The trade missions allowed us to present local Brendale company EJ, to the Port of Auckland and other suppliers and I'm excited to hear they've secured over $250,000 worth of work as a direct result of our visit and introduction.”

Mayor Flannery says he has been impressed by EJ’s operations.

"I was fortunate to have visited EJ’s premises earlier in the year and I was blown away by their operations. Having seen them in action, I was confident they were a great representation of what Moreton Bay has to offer. When the opportunity arrived to introduce EJ to suppliers, it was an easy choice,” Mayor Flannery says.

"There’s so much talent hidden in our suburbs. Moreton Bay is home to more than 31,000 businesses and we are dedicated to ensuring they have every chance to succeed and grow. These missions will continue to be a major pathway for Moreton Bay businesses to enter global markets and make their mark.”

Led by City of Moreton Bay, the New Zealand trade mission included five industry-leading companies, which met with public sector and leading private sector companies in Auckland.

EJ’s Asia Pacific Region General Manager Simon Bottomley thanked Mayor Flannery for his support.

“Mayor Flannery has become one of our best export influencers. He was in the right place, met the right people, and confidently spoke about the benefits of partnering with Moreton Bay businesses,” Mr Bottomley says.

“The Mayor’s enthusiasm when promoting local businesses was instrumental in securing this significant export supply contract for us.”

Trade mission lands $250,000 deal

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Local businesses are being encouraged to get involved in the opportunities available as City of Moreton Bay continues toward building a $40 billion economy by 2041.

With more than 4000 new businesses created during the past two years, the New Zealand trade missions have been crucial in creating international connections for local innovators.

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