SAGE manufactured sanitising unit begins export
22 April 2021
Locally manufactured and supported sanitising system, Sanitizit, will be exported into South America, with the first trial units shipping to Chile from Adelaide on the 23rd of April.
Manufactured by SAGE Automation, the Sanitizit system provides fast and cost-effective sanitisation of supermarket and luggage trolleys, wheelchairs and hospital gurneys by spraying a fine, fast drying mist of sanitising solution that disinfects the item.
SAGE partnered with the developer of Sanitizit to manufacture, supply and support the units in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Export opportunities in South America are a result of the recent partnership with fellow South Australian business, Donoso & Sons, who will provide sales and support of the product within the South American regions. Additional international opportunities for the partnership are in talks for units to be exported to Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
South Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson MP said that it was fantastic to see local companies like SAGE Automation and Donoso & Sons partnering to create innovative products like Sanitizit to address emerging needs for sanitised items globally.
“As a Government we’ve prioritised opening up new markets for our exporters, which is why we’ve opened trade office across the globe in key markets and created a suite of export programs for businesses to take advantage of.”
SAGE Group MD and CEO, Adrian Fahey and SAGE Automation General Manager - Product Development, Paul Johnson, meet SA Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson MP.
“I’d like to congratulate SAGE and Donoso & Sons for this significant export milestone, and I look forward to seeing their products rolled out in countries around the world,” Minister Patterson said during a visit to SAGE’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Tonsley.
SAGE joins a number of Australian companies doing business in Chile, across the mining, engineering, wine and water sectors.
SAGE Group Managing Director and CEO, Adrian Fahey said “Exporting Sanitizit to new territories from our South Australian manufacturing facility is part of our strategy for going global. Integrating our locally engineered and manufactured SAGE Edge data capture device into the sanitising units also enables us to provide remote technical access and support to international clients, via our National Operations Centre.”
SAGE Automation General Manager - Product Development, Paul Johnson, SA Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson MP and SAGE Group MD and CEO, Adrian Fahey, inside SAGE's National Operations Centre.
“Partnering with Donoso & Sons, we’re thrilled to bring Sanitizit to new international locations,” said Mr. Fahey.
Eduardo Donoso, Executive Director of Donoso & Sons, believes the introduction of Sanitizit to South America is an important milestone not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to the already strong and established trade relationship between Australia and Chile.
“Donoso & Sons Pty Ltd and our Chilean subsidiary, Global One SpA, are proud to be partnering with SAGE Automation to introduce Sanitizit to three South American countries – Chile, Peru and Colombia. Through this partnership, we are looking to increase the presence of this technology throughout Chile, and expanding into airports and hospitals across the country,” said Mr. Donoso.
Left to right: Donoso & Son's Commercial Manager, Andres Donoso, and Executive Director, Eduardo Donoso, SAGE Automation General Manager - Product Development, Paul Johnson, SA Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson MP and SAGE Group MD and CEO, Adrian Fahey.
Manufacture of the units began at SAGE Automation’s Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Tonsley in December. SAGE continue to expand their manufacturing footprint and workforce, which has grown to 500 employees throughout Australia, in order to meet this growth.
As the exclusive manufacturer of Sanitizit in Australia, demand for the units benefits other South Australian businesses, as SAGE utilises its local supply chain.
SAGE Automation are in talks with other organisations in Europe and Asia Pacific for a similar partnership.