Typefi a winner at 54th Australian Export Awards


Typefi VP Engineering Ben Hauser, Marketing Associate Shanna Bignell, and CEO Chandi Perera, hold up their trophy after winning the Small Business Award at the 54th Australian Export Awards in Brisbane.
VP Engineering Ben Hauser, Marketing Associate Shanna Bignell and CEO Chandi Perera with Typefi’s Australian Export Award.

Typefi has been recognised as one of Australia’s leading exporters, winning the Small Business category at the 54th Australian Export Awards on Thursday, 24 November 2016.

“It is such an honour to be recognised with this award,” said CEO Chandi Perera. “It speaks volumes about the quality of our products and services, and the expertise and professionalism of our team members around the world.”

Since its founding on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 2001, Typefi has grown to become a world leader in publishing automation. Typefi has customers in 20 countries, around 90% of whom are based outside Australia.

An ongoing commitment to international markets and a belief in ‘going where our customers are’ has seen the Typefi staff grow into a global team of nearly 50, based in Australia, USA, UK, The Netherlands, France, Ukraine, Romania, and Sri Lanka.

“Typefi has always recognised that its best opportunities for growth lie in export revenues, and this has been at the core of Typefi’s success over the past decade,” Chandi said.

“If you have a world-leading product and great services, it becomes much easier to export the product. The quality of the product and service will help you punch above your weight globally.”

The Australian Export Awards bring together companies from around Australia who are engaged in international business and who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment. All national finalists had previously been crowned the winners of their respective categories in their home state.

“We’d like to say congratulations to the other national finalists and winners, especially our fellow Queensland businesses Cutting Edge and Aim Lab Automation Technologies who both won their categories,” Chandi said.

“We’d also like to thank Efic for sponsoring the Small Business Award at both state and national level, and Austrade, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and CPA Australia for providing Typefi and other Australian businesses with the opportunity to be recognised through this awards program.”

Ben Hauser, Typefi Vice President Engineering, said that being recognised as the top Small Business exporter in Australia is “something we’ll cherish for a long time”.

“Our team has worked hard for 15 years to get to this point. We started with a bold vision for automating content publishing and have managed to successfully execute and expand on this vision,” Ben said.

“Typefi continues to steadily accumulate customers all over the world. It really shows how geography matters less and less in business these days. You don’t need to base your business in a capital city. You can find the most pleasant place to live in Australia and successfully take on the world from there.”