Sixty-5 Technologies, graduate from Springboard, Northern Ireland’s most powerful, personalised accelerator and Catalyst Inc, Invent finalist; has truly caught the exporting bug; as planned of course. Since shipping its first Grass-Guide GPS product in March 2016 the company continues to outperform, already breaking £¼million in sales, 50% located in the Southern Hemisphere.
Focus on exporting from the get-go, the strategic targeting both northern and southern hemisphere agricultural belts, balances seasonal buying cycles. "Invest NI assisted us with attendance at New Zealand's premier agricultural trade fair, Fieldays, back in June, which enabled us to initiate strong relationships with some great channel partners in both New Zealand and Australia, said CEO, John Arrell, “exporting to the other side of the world has been challenging but hugely rewarding, I’ve has crossed the equator 12 times and spent over 10 weeks with customers since the trade fair”. John stressed the importance of a strong delivery team back home, "I may be the one racking up the air-miles, but the team in Belfast is the heart of our growing business, managing new suppliers, creating positive customer relationships and continuing product development to match market demand”. He added, “I get a massive buzz and sense of achievement being part of this dedicated team, which is changing the agricultural industry across the globe”.
Grounded on 2016’s success, Sixty-5 is continuing aggressive expansion plans into 2017. The company is adding ten more people over the next 12 months, across product development, operations, sales and marketing. "We need driven people that will thrive in a fast growth and dynamic environment, who want to be part of global company, who will be passionate about helping us change an industry”, says John. If you would like to be an integral part of a dynamic team that is making a huge difference to agriculture globally, check out sixty-5.com for the detail of current vacancies.