TaKaDu Opens Australian Office; Appoints Paul Banfield as Regional Sales Director

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With growing interest in water network monitoring and successful rollouts in Melbourne, TaKaDu boosts Australian presence with new regional office; announces new sales director for Australia and New Zealand

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 will be speaking and showcasing its solutions in the upcoming International Water Association congress and exhibition, September 16-20 in Busan, Korea (booth #420).

About TaKaDu

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.

TaKaDu’s patented technology is easy to deploy, requiring no network changes, no additional devices and no capital expenditure. TaKaDu is saving time, money, water and energy in water utilities around the globe, served through a global network of partners and resellers.
The TaKaDu team boasts top-notch scientists with vast data analytics experience. TaKaDu is a founding member of the Smart Water Networks (SWAN) Forum, and the winner of many industry awards, including the prestigious Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum.


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