Gartan Technologies, based in Letterkenny, is now a global entity due to the expansion of its business to Australia.
The company develops specialised software which monitors the availability of personnel and manages their time.
Gartan already has a strong customer base in the UK and Ireland and has been awarded a major contract by Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), one of the largest Fire & Rescue operations in the world.
Speaking about Gartan Technologies’ entry into the Australian market, Managing Director, Malachi Eastwood, said they are delighted to be working with FRNSW because it represents a significant step forward.
“There are great opportunities in Australia but to make the most of them you need to have a presence on the ground. In fact, our decision to do so was key to securing our new relationship with FRNSW.”
New South Wales is a region larger than France and in 2012/13 FRNSW responded to over 134,000 incidents. FRNSW was looking for a system that would help ensure they had sufficient personnel available to respond to emergency callouts from 338 stations.
Because of the scale of the New South Wales operation, they wanted a proven solution that matched their specific requirements. Upon undertaking a rigorous evaluation of the global market, they chose Gartan because of their track record and reputation in Ireland and the UK.
Malachi explains, “We work with organisations in many sectors including Health, Finance, Manufacturing and Emergency Services, that put an emphasis on ensuring their employees’ time is always properly utilised and valued. Our products do more than simply manage staff availability, they are strategic tools which enhance performance and efficiency.”
“Organisations want reliable, flexible partners that consistently deliver to help them manage their employee time. It’s a proposition that we took to Australia which has been very well received. We’re especially proud to have clients in Ireland and UK who have been with us for 14, 16 and even 18 years. That’s a track record we intend to keep in Australia.”