04 September 2012

TaKaDu Opens New Regional Office in Australia

Sydney, Australia, - 04 September 2012 - TaKaDu, a global leader in Water Network Monitoring services, announced today it is expanding its activities in Australia and New Zealand, with the opening of its first regional office. TaKaDu has also announced the appointment of Paul Banfield to the role of Sales Director, Australia and New Zealand. 

Paul Banfield is joining TaKaDu from Innovyze, where he served as Operations Director for Asia Pacific. Paul brings to TaKaDu his deep knowledge and expertise in the water network software space in Australia and globally, having spent the past 15 years in Wallingford Software (now part of Innovyze), a leading provider of asset management and resource management solutions. 

Water Network Monitoring is gaining recognition and popularity in Australia, as water utilities realize they can now leverage their existing investments in data acquisition and telemetry to take full control over their network”, said Amir Peleg, Founder & CEO of TaKaDu. Mr. Peleg added, “Paul’s experience in water network software sales and marketing is indispensable, as we look to grow our activities in the region. Since our successful rollout of TaKaDu in Yarra Valley Water, we have seen tremendous interest in our solution, and the new office will certainly give a significant boost to the work done by our people and our local partners.” 

Water utilities in Australia and New Zealand are facing significant challenges related to operational efficiency, increasing energy costs, water loss reduction and resource stress”, said Paul Banfield. “TaKaDu’s software-as-a-service approach, leveraging existing data already collected by utilities, and using the most comprehensive water network monitoring technology in the market, is the most cost-effective way to increase efficiency while improving service levels and reducing overheads,” said Banfield, and added: “In my 15 years in the water space, TaKaDu is the most significant leap forward I have come across, and I am proud to take an active part in bringing it to the market”. 

TaKaDu is the global leader in Water Network Monitoring, providing a comprehensive platform for water utilities looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. TaKaDu's web-based solution detects, classifies, alerts and provides real-time insight on network inefficiencies, leaks, bursts, supply breaches, faults and other network events. The solution is based on complex algorithms which analyze online data from existing meters within the network (GIS, flow, pressure, etc.) in conjunction with external data. 

Source: TaKaDu