Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva has congratulated Victorian-based information technology company we-do-IT Pty Ltd for being honoured at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards.
Chairman of we-do-IT Dr Walter Hesse said winning an export award meant a great deal to the company.
"It represents a very distinguished, formal recognition of what started as ‘a good idea’ 30 years ago and progressed into award-winning innovation through scientific examination, early prototypes, commercialisation and now export into the US, Canada and South America – all of it self-funded," Mr Hesse said.
Dr Hesse said the commercial success of the company owed much to establishing a presence in the US city of Denver and close cooperation with international sales partners.
"Products offered by we-do-IT were developed entirely in Victoria and overcame some unique challenges for geospatial utility network information systems. The company has also developed special service delivery, which offers the choice of in-house processing or outsourcing to we-do-IT," Mr Hesse said.
Mr Dalla-Riva said we-do-IT would now be entered into the 49th Australian Export Awards, to be presented in Brisbane on Thursday 8 December 2011.
"I wish we-do-IT every success at the national awards, and hope it helps open the door to further export opportunities," Mr Dalla-Riva said.
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