Sunshine Coast publishing software company wins the 2018 Premier of Queensland’s Export Award for Small Business
Maroochydore-based publishing software company Typefi has been recognised for its global success, winning the 2018 Premier of Queensland’s Export Award for Small Business and being named as a finalist in the Digital Technologies category.
Founded on the Sunshine Coast in 2001, Typefi is a world leader in singlesource automated publishing software for print, web and mobile, enabling people to publish their content faster and in more formats without compromising on design or content integrity.
Typefi has been exporting software and services since 2007, with exports accounting for 92% of revenue in the 2017–18 financial year.
90% of Typefi’s customers are based overseas and include household names such as Lonely Planet, the New England Journal of Medicine, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Pioneer, the World Health Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.
Ben Hauser, Typefi Vice President Engineering, who accepted the award at a ceremony in Brisbane on 11 October, said it was an honour to be chosen from amongst a strong and diverse field of Small Business finalists.
“Our software enables you to publish your content to 30 formats in three minutes, but the truly unique thing about it is that your automatically created content looks like a human has hand-crafted it thanks to some really sophisticated algorithms and our patented AI technology,” Ben said.
“We have offices and staff all over the world and customers in 65 countries, but we’re a proud Sunshine Coast company—we wouldn’t want to be based anywhere else.”
Typefi was one of four Sunshine Coast companies up for export awards, alongside Helimods, Walker Seafoods and Aussie Red Crab.
Sunshine Coast Economic Development and Innovation Portfolio Councillor Steve Robinson said the Sunshine Coast was fast becoming a hub for international exporters.
“Exporting is a key component of our Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) which aims to increase exports from the region from 13% to 20% by 2033,” Cr Robinson said.
“With Sunshine Coast companies like Typefi steadily increasing their global connections and exports, we are well on the way to reaching that target.
“It’s important to council to continue to support and assist local businesses both locally, nationally and internationally and our Economic Development Branch works closely with these businesses to maximise their potential for success.
“The economic prospects for the region are strong and having four companies in the finals is a solid indicator that the Sunshine Coast is definitely open for business.”
The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards are coordinated by the Export Council of Australia on behalf of Trade and Investment Queensland.
The annual event acknowledges Queensland businesses engaged in international trade, and rewards their dedication to being the best at what they do within the state and around the world.
Ross Tilly, Principal Trade and Investment Officer with Trade and Investment Queensland, congratulated Typefi for its ongoing success in growing international activities with its market-leading technology.
“Winning this award provides confidence to international customers, both new and existing, that Typefi is the credible choice for multi-platform publishing solutions,” Ross said.
All national category winners will now go on to represent Queensland at the 56th Australian Export Awards in Canberra on 27 November.