As we bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, trade ties between Australia and the Philippines continue to grow. The Philippines is a priority partner for Australia, and more Philippine companies are looking to do business in Australia, furthering our links.
Australia is one of the Philippines’ top sources of beef and lamb, wines, dairy, and fresh fruits like table grapes, citrus, and stone fruits. A range of Australian healthy breakfast and grocery items, health and beauty products are also available in the market. With clean and pristine environment, strict health and food safety protocols, consumers are assured that Australian-made products are safe and high-quality.
Australian companies in the Philippines also cover a wide range of sectors, employing around 44,000 Filipinos across the country. Somce of these include:
ACCOLADE WINES. Accolade Wines is one of the world’s biggest wine companies. Their international reach and unparalleled expertise enables them to deliver industry-leading performance and outstanding quality to customers. With an extraordinary collection of over 50 brands, Accolade Wines’ portfolio is diverse and is made up of distinguished wine brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett and Banrock Station; and modern brands including House of Arras and Jam Shed.
BANKTECH GROUP. In 2015, Banktech established BTI in the Philippines as an independent diversified payments technology business. BTI operates nationwide as an Operator for Payment System (OPS) and as an Independent ATM Deployer (IAD). BTI’s Pay&Go machines enable digital service providers, retailers, financial institutions and banks to provide more access points for their customers.
BTI Payment is owned by Banktech Group which owns and operates its ATMs and payments business globally. It has a network of over 1,000 Pay&Go self-service kiosks for cash-in to digital accounts and a growing base of Cash Connect ATMs for cash out services.
CCL SECURE. CCL Secure was born of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to build a better banknote which resulted in launching the first polymer banknote in 1988. CCL Secure is exclusively focused on improving, designing, developing, and producing polymer banknotes.
Drawing on its industry leading expertise CCL Secure has supported more than 40 central banks to issue over 80 billion polymer banknotes over the past 35 years. Throughout this period of innovation, CCL Secure has launched advanced new generations of Guardian™ substrate technology, state of the art security features and Spartan™ banknotes to help central banks realise their currency goals.
GHD. This year, GHD celebrates 25 years of creating lasting community benefit in the Philippines. During this time, the company employs more than 900 people across its Makati City, Quezon City and Cebu City offices. GHD has a connected global network of over 10,000 professionals to deliver integrated planning, design, environmental, construction management, advisory, and digital services, to support an extensive range of market sectors including water, power, heavy industries, real estate, and transportation.
As a global professional services company that leads through its engineering and architectural skills and experience, GHD is committed to solving the world’s biggest challenges to make water, energy, and urbanization sustainable for generations to come.
IDP EDUCATION. IDP is a leader in global education services. As an Australian listed company, IDP has operations in 65 countries and its websites attract 100 million visits a year.
IDP specialises in combining human expertise with its leading digital platform to help people get accepted into their ideal course, take an English language test or learn English in schools. IDP data insights are relied upon by organisations around the world to help ensure decisions are informed by the diverse needs, challenges and motivations of students.
LEIGHTON ASIA. Established in 1975, headquartered in Hong Kong, Leighton Asia delivers a portfolio of high-profile infrastructure projects throughout Asia. As a proven leader in the delivery of complex tunnel, rail and road networks, Leighton Asia also delivers turn-key renewable energy infrastructure including utility-scale wind, geothermal energy and waste-to-power installations. Its building projects range from schools, embassies and luxury high-rise residential towers to large scale leisure complexes, a growing number of which are built to international green building and energy efficiency standards.
Leighton Asia currently operates in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and India. Leighton Asia is a member of the CIMIC Group, an engineering-led construction, mining, services and public private partnerships leader with a history dating back to 1899.
MACQUARIE. Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie) is a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management and finance, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities. Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs 17,209 people in 33 markets.
With over 16 years of commitment in the Philippines, Macquarie has over 1,000 employees in Manila supporting the organisation’s global operations across operations, finance, human resources, legal, technology and risk. Macquarie is one of the country’s leading infrastructure asset managers and energy advisors, and among the top five foreign brokers in the country.
OCEANAGOLD. OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc. operates the Didipio Mine as the Government’s mining contractor under the Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement No.001 and Addendum and Renewal Agreement with areas in the Provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.
It is a subsidiary of OceanaGold Corporation, a multinational gold producer headquartered in Brisbane and Melbourne, with operations based in New Zealand, the Philippines and the United States.
OceanaGold is committed to the highest standards of technical, environmental, and social performance and continuously innovate and improve the way they explore, extract and process minerals.
ORICA. Orica was founded in 1874 as a supplier of explosives to the Victorian gold fields in Australia. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the world’s leading mining and infrastructure solutions providers.
From the production and supply of explosives, blasting systems, mining chemicals and geotechnical monitoring to its cutting-edge digital solutions and comprehensive range of services, the company sustainably mobilises the earth’s resources.
Sustainability is integral to Orica’s operations. Their approach to sustainability begins with ensuring they operate business responsibly, and by prioritising the safety of its people, customers, and communities.
PRIVASEC. Privasec is a leading cyber security and digital transformation partner. Privasec’s vision is to enable organisations to pursue fearless innovation through world-class risk management and the building of business resilience. Privasec’s capabilities are focused around five key pillars: Governance, Risk, and Compliance, Offensive Security, Technology and Platform, Managed Security Services and Team Augmentation.
Privasec works with a market-leading ecosystem of partners, covering protection from Endpoints and Devices, Identity and Access, Intelligence and Analytics to Cloud Security, People Security and Data Resiliency.
QANTAS. Founded in regional Queensland in 1920 – as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Qantas has played a central role in the development of the Australian and international aviation industry. Today the Qantas Group is a diverse global aviation business, comprising Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, the Jetstar low-cost carrier group and Qantas Loyalty. Qantas is ranked the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com, and holds many awards for service, food and wine, technology and innovation.
From Manila, Qantas offers Business and Economy on direct services to Sydney on its daily A330 service with onward connections across Australia and New Zealand.
QBE. QBE Insurance Group is an international insurer and reinsurer with local presence in 27 countries and with operations in all the key insurance markets. QBE is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is headquartered in Sydney.
In the Philippines, QBE’s Group Shared Services Centre (GSSC) was established in February 2013, with locations in Manila and Cebu. The GSSC provides a comprehensive range of Insurance Services to QBE’s customers and brokers across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, such as underwriting support, policy servicing, claims, credit control and customer service. Over the years, the GSSC continues to provide more knowledge processing services such as Finance, Technology, HR Delivery, Data Analytics and Reporting to QBE businesses globally.
TELSTRA. Telstra is a global technology company that empowers businesses to thrive in a connected world. Telstra delivers transformational experiences through innovative connectivity, collaboration and IT solutions, via one of the world’s most advanced networks.
Telstra’s heritage is proudly Australian but has a longstanding international business with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Today, they have approximately 3,500 employees based in 20 countries outside of Australia, with a significant headcount in Asia, providing services to thousands of business, government, carrier and OTT customers.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT. The Government of Western Australia, through Invest and Trade Western Australia, provide a ‘front door’ to assist investors and customers to do business with WA’s world-leading industries. Western Australia is an ancient, energetic land, and a highly rated investment destination, full of opportunity for you to discover.
WINE BROTHERS. Woomera wines are authentic Australian Wines specifically crafted for the Filipinos. Currently, Woomera Wines has its commercial and mid-range wines. There are 5 varieties to under the commercial line: Cabernet Merlot, is the medium-bodied red wine; Sauvignon Blanc, a light dry white wine; Rosé, a semi-sweet wine spritz; Sweet Red, the vibrantly juicy wine: and the White Moscato, a refreshingly sweet spritz.
WORLEY POWER SERVICES ASIA. Worley is a professional services company of energy, chemicals and resources experts helping customers shift their operations towards a more sustainable future. Worley employs 51,000 people across 46 countries, all driven by common purpose, delivering a more sustainable world.
Worley works with customers at every stage of the project – from initial concepts to sustaining and enhancing assets. Worley’s vision to be recognised globally as the leader in sustainability solutions.